Maine Coon Cats Showing Off Their Beauty

Maine Coon cats are the “gentle giants” of the feline species. Here is a list of some of their other attributes:

The average male can weigh up to 18 pounds. There are several theories exist about the origin of the species.

The most plausible explanation is that they are the result of the mating between short-haired cats and the long-haired cats brought to Maine by the Vikings during the 1700s.

Maine Coons are perfectly suited for cold temperatures.

They have a long bushy tail that they wrap around their bodies to keep warm, and they have a variety of coat colors.

Some of the purebred coat colors are recognized by the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) are cream, smoke, cameo, tortoiseshell, and mackerel.

In 1895 the Maine Coon won the “Best Cat” award.

Maine Coon cats ranked the third most popular breed in 2015.

A Maine Coon had a role in the Harry Potter movies. Three Maine Coons played the role of Argus Filch’s cat, Mrs. Norris.

The Maine Coon cat was the fist commercially cloned cat.

Nicky, a Maine Coon was cloned in 2004 at a California-based Genetic Savings & Clone. Maine Coons are some of the longest cats in the world…

… and the world’s’ oldest cat.

The Guinness book lists Corduroy as 26 years old. Maine Coons love water.

Some are polydactyls.

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