Stordire Maine Coons
Colorado Maine Coon Cat Breeder
Welcome to the Stordire Maine Coon Cattery website. My name is Ramona Valentine. Feel free to look around and see my beautiful
purebred cats. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. The Stordire Cattery is CFA and TICA registered. All Stordire
kittens come with Registration Papers and a Health Guarantee. Health guarantee includes; Kittens are FELV, FIV and FIP negative.
Kittens are free of all internal and external parasites.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Maine Coon is the largest domesticated breed of cat. It has a distinctive physical appearance and valuable hunting skills. It is
one of the oldest natural breeds in North America, specifically native to the state of Maine, where it is the official state cat.
Although records don't exist for the Maine Coon's exact origins and date of
introduction to the United States, there are multiple competing theories. The
breed was popular in cat shows in the late 19th century, but its existence became
threatened when long-haired breeds from overseas were introduced in the early
20th century. The Maine Coon has since made a comeback and is now one of the
most popular cat breeds in the world.
People may note the Maine Coon's large bone structure, rectangular body shape,
and long, flowing coat. The breed's colors vary, and it's known for its intelligence
and gentle personality. Professionals notice certain health problems in the breed
including feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and hip dysplasia, but screening
methods can help minimize the frequency of these problems.
Males weigh from 15 to 25 lb (6.8 to 11.3 kg) with females weighing from 10 to
15 lb (4.5 to 6.8 kg). The height of adults can vary between 10 and 16 in (25 and
41 cm) and they can reach a length of up to 48 in (120 cm), including the tail,
which can reach a length of 14 in (36 cm) and is long, tapering, and heavily
furred, almost resembling a raccoon's tail. The body is solid and muscular, which
is necessary for supporting their own weight, and the chest is broad. Maine
Coons possess a rectangular body shape and are slow to physically mature; their
full potential size is normally not reached until they are three to five years old, while other cats take about one year.
The Maine Coon is a longhaired, or medium-haired, cat. The coat is soft and silky, although texture may vary with coat color. The
length is shorter on the head and shoulders, and longer on the stomach and flanks with some cats having a lion-like ruff around their
neck. Minimal grooming is required for the breed, compared to other long-haired breeds, as their coat is mostly self-maintaining
owing to a light-density undercoat. The coat is subject to seasonal variation, with the fur being thicker in the winter and thinner
during the summer.
Maine Coons can have any colors that other cats have. Colors indicating hybridization, such as chocolate, lavender, the Siamese
pointed patterns or the "ticked" patterns, are not accepted by some breed standards (the 'ticked' pattern, for example, is accepted by
TICA). The most common pattern seen in the breed is brown tabby. All eye colors are accepted under breed standards, with the
exception of the occurrence of blue-colored or odd-eyes (i.e. two eyes of different colors) in cats possessing coat colors other than
SPECIALIZING FOR 17 YEARS IN TOP AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN MAINECOON BLOODLINES.
I am a local Maine Coon cat breeder in Colorado. Our cats are healthy as well as purebred.
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