A Maine Coon picture gallery of Helmi Flick photographs. Please note that PoC works in collaboration with Helmi. The photos are published here with her permission. They are protected by copyright.
This batch of 19 photographs are ones that are not shown anywhere else on the website as far as I am aware. They have been selected on that basis. PoC ran a long running poll on cat breed popularity for several years. The Maine Coon came out as the runaway winner by quite a margin. There are two reasons for that:
- A lot of visitors to PoC are Americans and the Maine Coon is accepted as the American domestic cat. It does fit very well with the American style: bold, outstanding and of good character! It is the official state cat of Maine.
- The Maine Coon is really all that a person needs in a domestic cat companion. They look wonderful and have nice characters. You can’t ask for more. The breed is also not known to have too many genetically inherited potential illnesses.
The pictures in this MC gallery are thumbnails in a square format. To see the full image please select the picture and click on it – thanks.
There is quite a nice range of coat types amongst these 19 cats. I have indicated on the linked pages what I believe the coat type is. Please leave a comment if you have a favorite coat type or can assist in identifying the coat type. Coat types can be quite complicated and Maine Coons can have a wide range of coats under the breed standards.
My personal choice is either red tabby or calico. I think calico is great on female cats, which is convenient because only female cats can have the calico coat for genetic reasons – the genetics are linked to the sex of the cat. There are a few male calico cats, however.
My only encounter of any meaningful length with a Maine Coon was with Zak a grey and white bicolor living with Ken and Helmi Flick. He is a great cat. Large and friendly but shy and he has that genuine and unique Maine Coon chirrup. Here is my picture of Zak that you may have seen already:
Zak has a gentle and inquisitive expression.