MAINE COON CATS
The Maine Coon is one of the most popular household cat breeds. It is native to the United States but can be found all over the world. The breed has been around since the 1800s and has been recognized by major cat registries since 1875. Maine Coons have a distinctive look that sets them apart from other breeds of cats – they have large, heavy bodies, long legs, and broad paws. They also have an adorable face with round eyes either blue or green in colour and large ears set at different heights on their head.
Maine Coons come in many colours – brown tabby, silver tabby, red tabby, blue-tabby, cream tabby, chocolate
MAINE COON CATS – ORIGINS
Maine Coon is a large and longhaired cat that originated in Maine. A Maine Coon is a large and longhaired cat that originated in Maine. The breed was developed in the state of Maine, United States, where it is the official state cat. It is one of the oldest natural breeds in North America and has never been recognized by any major associations as a show breed due to its “natural” look.
The Maine coon is the largest domestic cat breed, and its size is one of its most distinguishing physical features. A typical Maine coon can grow to be 10–16 inches in height and up to 40 inches long.
These sturdy felines have physiques with wide chests and powerful legs, weighing 8-18 pounds on average. The abundant fur in the Main coone’s coat makes these magnificent creatures look much bigger as if their big-boned frame wasn’t enough.
Their silky, smooth coat grows shorter around the shoulders and is silky and smooth. Maine coons are available in a wide range of colours and designs. Maine coons come in a variety of colours and patterns, including solid white, cream, red, blue, and black, as well as tabby, bi-colour, particolor, tortoiseshell, shaded, and more.
MAINE COON CATS – BREEDS
Maine Coon Tabby
The earliest Maine Coons to appear in Wiscasset (Maine) in the 1800s are supposed to have had a tabby Maine Coon pattern, despite their history being buried in obscurity. As a result, tabby Maine Coons are regarded as the original Maine Coon pattern.
The tabby Maine Coon is the most frequent and popular pattern of Maine Coon kitten or cat available. Tabby Maine Coons come in three different patterns, according to the Cat Fanciers Association:
- Swirl marks on the fur are a classic Tabby trait. Markings that are blotched.
- Stripes can be seen across the fur of the Mackerel Tabby.
- Agouti is the name for a ticked tabby. Colour bands go through their fur.
- Maine Coon, Brown Tabby
The first Maine Coons supposed to have arrived in Northern America had brown tabby fur. As a result, the brown tabby is regarded as the traditional Maine Coon colour.
Tabby cat, brown Maine Coons are widely distributed, simple to breed, and frequently confused with non-Maine Coon tabbies due to their similar colourings. Brown tabby Maine Coon cats fall into the following colour classifications, according to the ‘Cat Fanciers Association’:
- Patched in brown
- Brown and white are two complementary colours.
- White and Brown Patched
- Maine Coon, Silver Tabby
The silver tabby has a noble appearance as if he or she is the King or Queen of the Maine Coon breed. Their captivating features are captivating, and their fur frequently resembles soft dappled snow. The silver tabby Maine Coon belongs to the following colour classes, according to the Cat Fanciers Association
- Silver Tabby
- Silver Patched Tabby
- Blue-Silver Tabby
- Blue-Silver Patched Tabby
- Cream Silver Tabby
- Silver Tabby and White
- Silver Patched Tabby and White
- Maine Coon, Red (Orange) Tabby
When you think of a red tabby Maine Coon, you probably think of a cat that looks like a typical English post-box, a fresh red berry ready to eat or a delicious bright red juicy tomato.
The’ red’ Maine Coon colouration, on the other hand, refers to cats with a mixture of ginger and orange colour in their fur. Because most cat owners are unaware of the differences, they commonly refer to their ‘red’ Maine Coons as ‘orange Maine Coons.’
The ‘red’ tabby Maine Coon belongs to the following colour classes, according to the Cat Fanciers Association (source 1):
- Tabby Red
- White Tabby with Red Tabby
- Maine Coon, Blue Tabby
While some blue Maine Coons do seem blue when they are sleeping, many other cats in this official colour categorization do not. Instead, they are frequently misidentified as ‘grey.’ Grey, on the other hand, isn’t an official Maine Coon colour. If you want to learn more, check out my essay “Grey Maine Coons Don’t Actually Exist!”
The blue Maine Coon belongs to the following colour classes, according to the Cat Fanciers Association:
- Blue-Silver Tabby
- Blue-Silver Patched Tabby
- Blue Tabby
- Blue Patched Tabby
- Maine Coon Cream Tabby
The Cream Maine Coon Tabby is a striking kitty. Multiple patches of solid cream colouring can be seen across their entire body, typically interspersed with other hues such as white, silver, or grey.
The cream-tabby Maine Coon belongs to the following colour groups, according to the Cat Fanciers Association:
- Tabby Cream
- Tabby Cream Silver
IN INDIA, HOW MUCH DOES A MAINE COON COST?
In India, the cost of a Maine Coon is between Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 20,000,
Tabby Maine Coon cats come in a variety of colours and patterns, including striped and spotted. They’re also available in a range of colours, from red to blue. The options are virtually limitless! Because all cats contain tabby pattern DNA, whether visible or not, the tabby pattern is highly frequent in the Maine Coon cat breed. Tabbies have mixed Aa genes, with the tabby gene being dominant. Tabby Maine Coons are one of the most popular breeds, owing to their distinctive markings, which are both eye-catching and elegant.