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MAINE COONS

ABOUT MAINE COONS

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The Maine Coon is the largest domesticated cat breed and was first recognized as a specific breed in the state of Maine where it still named the official state cat. Native to the United States it is characterized by its 'mane' on the chest, rectangular body, powerful bone structure and a two layer coat that is rougher on the outside than it is on the inside. Their tails are traditionally long and bushy. They come in a great assortment of colors at pedigree standard, and are truly the "Gentle Giants" that they are nicknamed for their friendly, gentle and almost dog-like personalities. These cats have a lumbering stride and are sure to surprise any guests you have with their presence.

HISTORY

The true history of the Maine Coon is hidden by myth, folklore, and legend. No one knows how they made it over to the Americas. However, the generally accepted belief among breeders is that the Maine Coon is a descendant of simple local short-haired domestic cats and local long-haired breeds brought overseas by English seafarers or even 11th century Norsemen. The connection to Norsemen here is due to the resemblance Maine Coons have to the Norwegian Forest Cat. MCs were exceedingly popular by the 19th century, the breed was thought to have gone extinct by the 1950s - due to their loss in popularity in the 20th century - but through perseverance of breeders these cats are once again top contenders in popularity around the world.

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APPEARANCE

Head:

  • Shape: Proportionate to body size, slightly longer than it is wide. Maine Coons have distinct muzzle breaks that can be seen under high cheekbones. 

  • Eyes: Large, slightly oval but appear round when wide open. Wide-set. Can be any shade of green or gold. Blue and odd-eye colors are accepted in white and particolor Maine Coons. 

  • Ears: Large, moderately pointed ears appear taller due to lynx tipping. 

  • Chin: Wide, and firm.

  • Muzzle: Square.

  • Profile: Slightly curved forehead, with a smooth nose line. Slight nose bumps may appear in kittens. 

 

Body:

  • Weight: 

    • Male Average: 13 to 18 lbs​ (variations occur with polydactyl cats and they may be larger)

    • Female Average: 8 to 12 lbs (variations occur with polydactyl cats and they may be larger)

  • Torso: Long and large. Rectangular equal in width from shoulders to hips. Broad chest. Even/leveled back. Females will most likely be noticeably smaller than males. 

  • Legs: Medium length, help form rectangle with the body. 

  • Feet: 

    • Maine Coons: Large, round, with a lot of tufts in between toes, etc. ​

    • Maine Coon Polydactyls: Large, with a lot of tufts in between toes. Additional toes on either front or back paws (or both). Maximum of seven toes on any ONE foot. 

  • Tail: As long as the body, wide at the base and tapering to the tip with full, flowing fur. 

*These are TICA (The International Cat Association) standards and can be found in greater detail here.

Coat:

  • Length: Uneven. Shorter on the shoulders and getting longer down into the back and sides. Shaggy and long stomach fur and leg/hips. Tail fur should be long, full and flowing. Frontal 'mane' develops as the Maine Coon ages. 

  • Texture: All-weather coat. Not cotton-like. Can be oily, and falls smoothly, whilst the undercoat aids in giving the coat body.

  • Color**: Particolors MUST have some white on all four paws. 

    • Solid: WHITE, BLACK, BLUE, RED, & CREAM.​

    • Tabby (including White): CLASSIC, MACKEREL, TICKED, BROWN, BROWN-PATCHED, SILVER, SILVER-PATCHED, RED, BLUE-SILVER, BLUE-SILVER PATCHED, BLUE, BLUE-PATCHED, CREAM, CREAM-SILVER, CAMEO, BROWN [TABBY] & WHITE, BROWN PATCHED [TABBY] & WHITE, SILVER [TABBY] & WHITE, SILVER PATCHED [TABBY] & WHITE, RED [TABBY] & WHITE, TABBY & WHITE, PATCHED TABBY & WHITE.

    • Bi-Color: BLACK & WHITE, BLUE & WHITE, RED & WHITE, CREAM & WHITE.

    • Parti-color: TORTOISESHELL, BLUE-CREAM.

    • Parti-color & White: CALICO, DILUTE CALICO, TORTOISESHELL & WHITE, BLUE-CREAM & WHITE. 

    • Shaded/Smoke: CHINCHILLA SILVER, SHADED SILVER, CHINCHILLA BLUE SILVER, SHADED BLUE SILVER, SHELL CAMEO, SHADED CAMEO, SHELL CREAM, SHADED CREAM, SHELL TORTOISESHELL, SHADED TORTOISESHELL, SHELL BLUE-CREAM, SHADED BLUE-CREAM, BLACK SMOKE, BLUE SMOKE, CAMEO SMOKE, CREAM SMOKE, TORTIE SMOKE, BLUE-CREAM SMOKE.

    • Shaded/Smoke & White: CHINCHILLA SILVER & WHITE, SHADED SILVER & WHITE, CHINCHILLA BLUE SILVER & WHITE, SHADED BLUE SILVER & WHITE, SHELL CAMEO & WHITE, SHADED CAMEO & WHITE, SHELL CREAM & WHITE, SHADED CREAM & WHITE, SHELL TORTOISESHELL & WHITE, SHADED TORTOISESHELL & WHITE, SHELL CALICO, SHADED CALICO, SHELL BLUE-CREAM & WHITE, SHADED BLUE-CREAM & WHITE, SHELL DILUTE CALICO, SHADED DILUTE CALICO, BLACK SMOKE & WHITE, BLUE SMOKE & WHITE, CAMEO SMOKE & WHITE, CREAM SMOKE & WHITE, TORTIE SMOKE & WHITE, BLUE-CREAM SMOKE & WHITE, CALICO SMOKE, DILUTE CALICO SMOKE.

    • OMCCC: Any other color is acceptable except those that result in - chocolate, lavender, the Himalayan pattern, or any of these combined with white. 

*These are TICA (The International Cat Association) standards and can be found in greater detail here.

** These are Cat Fanciers Association color standards and can be read in greater detail here

PLEASE NOTE: Our cattery does not have all of the colors listed above as this would be physically impossible. These are simply all of the options possible within the breed standards. 

PERSONALITY

NAMED THE "GENTLE GIANTS" OF CATS

INTELLIGENT
TRAINABLE

These kitty-cats have their eyes on the prize. They are intelligent, and are easy to train (relative to other cats)!

DOG-LIKE CHARACTERISTICS
PUPPY DEMEANOR

They're more affectionate. Love water unlike your typical feline companion. Get along with other animals in the house too!

TRUE COMPANIONS
LOYAL

They love everyone, but they love their family even more. They like to always be by your side.

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

"It was so easy to work with this cattery. I knew that my new kitten was coming from a safe and happy place. Beautiful cats, and the family is super great too. Worth every penny!"

KATIE HARRIS

"[Kitten] is so charismatic and curious. He's also worth every penny. I would recommend to anyone with kids or any other animals as this breed is extremely adaptable."

"I would definitely recommend this breeder to anyone!! All beautiful cats. Very kind people too. Would definitely get another from them later!!"