Maine Coon Key Facts
|Brown Tabby & White Maine Coon|
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Date when breed started: 1860s
Place where breed started: United States
Breed Ancestry: Farm cats in the USA and before that British moggies (it is thought).
Allowed breeding outcrosses: None
Other names: Maine Shag, American Longhair (old name?), American Snughead.
Weight range: 4-10 kg or 9-22 lbs (the largest fully domestic cat - non-wildcat hybrid).
Temperament: Gentle, quiet authority.
Cat Associations: GCCF (UK cat association), FiFé (mainland Europe), CFA (USA), TICA (USA).
Self (solid) and tortoiseshell:
Black, cream, blue, red, totoiseshell, blue tortie, white (Blue-, Green-, Odd-, Orange-eyed).
Smoke and Shaded:
Colors as for self and tortie colors except for white.
Tabby - classic (blotched) and mackerel (stripes):
Brown, red, blue, cream, tortie, blue tortie.
Colors are as for standard tabbies.
All self, tortie and tabby colors with white.
Known for chirrups and trills (murmur sounds). Largest cat registered at CFA. Most popular purebred cat.