The Maine Coon

Personality and Body Type

    The Maine Coon is the largest domestic breeds of cats.  They have been known as the 'dogs of the cat world', and the 'gentle giants' of the cat world, for their friendly and playful personalities.  Maine coons make great pets and are beautiful breeding and show cats as well. Maine Coons are often mistaken for a bobcat or a linx because of their pointed tufted ears, large fluffy tails and big paws, these gentle giants are known for their intelligence, dog like personalities, loving nature.  The Maine Coon has a solid and muscular body, and they become physically mature at around the age of 3-5 years.    Visitations are permitted for the Reservation List by appointment only. 

   

    To show your cat, you must know the rules and requirements of a Cat Show.  Here is a link to the rules for a CFA Cat Show: http://cfa.org/Portals/0/documents/forms/16-17show-rules.pdf

   

    The Maine Coon has a solid and muscular body, and they become physically mature at around the age of 3-5 years.  

 Fur Types and Colors

    The Maine Coon breed has many different types of fur colors.  There is the calico, for instance, a fur type with black and ginger blotches on white. There is the Tortoiseshell, a fur type with ginger splotches on black.  There is also the Torbie, or Tortoiseshell-Tabby, a calico with stripes.  A tabby is a fur type featuring distinctive stripes, dots, lines or swirling patterns, usually together with a mark resembling an 'M' on the forehead.  There is the silver, which is a distinctly white cat with a grey tint to its fur.  There is also the blue, which is a recognizable dark grey which looks almost blue. (Hence the term.)  Atop of all these, there is the cream, which is a sandy, slightly tan color.  Last, there is the red. Red is a  bright ginger color.

  

    There are a few fur types within the Maine Coon breed, but not too many, considering their fur should be fluffy. Some Maine Coons may have long fur compared to thicker fur, with a sleek, more elegant look.  There is the fluffier, thicker fur, on the other hand with a broad, large, and more muscular look. There is a color coding system for the cat.  Here is an example of FIFE's EMS coding system:  https://pawpeds.com/ems.html

   If you would like to read more about the Maine Coon, here is a link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine_Coon

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