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  1. Good question on the mix breeding. Maine Coons are so common here. They are the 2nd most owned cat after the Persian in the United States. I believe that like the Turkish Angora, we may have a pure bred Maine Coon population and a much bigger street variety Maine Coon. Mine was the street variety. I never heard Lacey used as a boys name, but you never know.

    This pure bred kitten, about 4 months I’d say, it absolutely gorgeous. Notice she has ‘spider leg’ whiskers! Maine Coons often have the top to curl up and the others do what every they like. The jaw line is perfect! She has that classic muzzle that I love — like a lions — and those tufts are just amazing. You can see that she will grow a bit of a ruff and her features will fill in nicely. I am 90% positive she is a female due to the size of her ears. The males seem to have bigger ones. I would love to see another shot of her in four months or so. Wow, she is gonna wins some awards.

    There are several stories about how the Maine Coon got to the Americas. The one that makes the most since to me is the they came via the ancestors of the Norsemen Eric the Red, who found Iceland in 982AD. It is believed that trade between the Icelandic peoples and the French in 1602 and than the other European peoples living in Maine from 1604-1812. The Brits took it over until 1820 when the people of Maine voted to join the American Union.

    Maine Coons are part of the Siberian Triangle — Siberian Cats/Norwegian Forest Cats/Maine Coons — all starting from the original Siberian Cats. They moved west through Europe and the Weggies settled in Norway, where they developed their astonishing Icelandic looks! Finally the Maine Coon landed in Maine and they developed into the superstars they are today. Iceland had a to Weggie breeders. I have a few who post in my flickr group. The cool thing about this is they are all natural breeds! See what a few hundred years of evolution can do to a set of cat breeds?

    Some Maine Coon trivia…

    • Thanks for a great contribution to this page. Sorry your comment was not published immediately. No idea why that happened. I like your description of the street Maine Coon. That is a very good point that I missed. That there are moggie Maine Coons in America just like there are moggie Turkish Angoras in Turkey. And I also feel the MC muzzle is most distinctive. It is one of the characteristics that mark out of the MC.

      Also the history is interesting. I chose the easiest route: Immigrants from Europe, but the Vikings story also holds water. It is a shame that the American continent did not develop their own domestic cat from a native wildcat. The Americans would have been very proud of their own domestic cat. Mind you if we go back to the Vikings I think we are going back far enough to say the Maine Coon is truly an American cat.

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