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Who breed "Ludo"

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by ThomasBoez, Aug 25, 2018.


  1. ThomasBoez

    ThomasBoez PetForums Newbie

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    A year ago the news wrote a lot about the giant Maine coon "ludo". What cattery is he from and who is his parrents?
     
  2. Rufus15

    Rufus15 Banned

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    Katemaz is the breeder
     
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    Bertie'sMum Obedient Cat Slave

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    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    Breeding cats so much bigger than the original domestic cats bothers me. Giant breeds have done dogs no favours at all and I would have some cat breeds to go that way. It seems likely they are descended from Feline silvestris lybica, the Near Eastern Wildcat aka African wild cat, and adults of that species weigh about 3.2 to 4.5 kg - nowhere near the size of a really big MCO.
     
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    Ceiling Kitty Hides away from much through humour...

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    Absolutely agree. We are going to shorten their lifespans.
     
  6. Northpup

    Northpup PetForums Senior

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    I don’t tend to do cats but i do notice that there is a huge focus on their weight and size rather than their health in certain breeds/ breeders.
    Not only just breeding longer and chunkier but also making a big point of how heavy the cats are. Makes me wonder how many record holders/ trying to make records and dodgy breeders cats are overfed in order to reach the maximum weight
     
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    What giant dog breeds?
     
  8. OrientalSlave

    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    Examples include:
    Great Danes - old at 7
    St Bernard - old at 8
    Bernese Mountain Dog - old at 8
    Mastiff - old at 7
    Dogue de Bordeaux - old at 7
     
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    havoc PetForums VIP

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    An overweight cat can be cured,the condition reversed. Breeding deliberately to create any sort of extreme is a different thing altogether
     
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    Northpup PetForums Senior

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    Oh yes, but purposely over feeding your cat in order to reach a weight target is bad
     
  11. ThomasBoez

    ThomasBoez PetForums Newbie

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    Are they still around? Did a quick search on "katemaz" but got no websites hits?
     
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    picaresque Mongrelist

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    See also the 'World's Biggest Pitbull' guy.
     
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    Northpup PetForums Senior

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    My god, that doesn’t even seem like a pit bull, I don’t think it is!! People will do anything for their 15 mins of fame. Irresponsible
     
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    picaresque Mongrelist

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    Whatever Hulk is exactly he's no pitbull. I am weirdly fascinated by the whole set-up though and watch the Dark Dynasty youtube channel :Bag
     
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    Northpup PetForums Senior

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    Hehe I can’t blame you, it’s interesting and slightly sad at the same time. I always find the comments so disheartening though, fluctuate between “omg pit bull it’ll rip your kids faces off”
    Or “wow look at this want one this big who’s his breeder” then you get a reply from some dodgy anonymous profile “I’ve got a litter now got to go soon pm me” :rolleyes::(
     
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    Nope, no longer breeding.

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    Re weight, it frustrates me the way in which people weigh their Maine Coons. Weighing themselves with cat and then sans cat and putting the 'difference' down as the cat's weight is not correct.

    In addition, male MCs average between 6-8kg, so all these 9 or 10kg cats is utter rubbish.

    Anyway, Ludo is very obviously overweight. It is a big breed, but not that big. Weight is not important in good MC breeding, bone structure and type is paramount, after health of course.
     
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    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    Why is the difference not the cats weight, as long as the two weighings are one after the other?
     
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    ThomasBoez PetForums Newbie

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    Ok the cat may be a little chobby now, but I guess the special thing about Ludo is the length.
    Apparently Katemaz is no longer breeding. Is there other serious breeders making big (long) maine coons?
     
  19. spotty cats

    spotty cats PetForums VIP

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    Depending on lines, 7-12kg is average for males here.

    Last pics I saw of Ludo he did look overweight and owners were obsessed with the scale number rising each weigh in.


    OP, why not visit some cat shows to meet breeders and see the type of cats they breed.
     
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  20. ThomasBoez

    ThomasBoez PetForums Newbie

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    In the past I often went to catshows, and this was also how I found my first Maine Coon. Back then I was based in UK, but I have since moved on . I still see UK as the best place to find the right cat, though I cannot go to catshows all the time. Hence, any hint about a breeder breading big (long) and healthy Maine Coons, would be highly appreciated.

    I'm not in a hurry and I can wait untill the right cat turns up.
     
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