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Cool Facts About Maine Coon Cats

  • The only United States bred show cat is Maine Coon. Maine Coon cats are the only show cat breed that originates from the United States. Not much is known about this breed’s origin. They are believed to be a result of breeding amongst longhair and shorthair cats that came to America on European settlers’ ships.

 

  •  They are very sociable. Maine Coon cats are known for their social human interaction. They are incredibly friendly, cuddly, and playful. They get along well with other household hold pets and children.

 

  • Not all have brown coats. Typically when you think of a Main Coon they’re thought to strictly have brown coats. However, they actually have various patterns and colors in their coat. For example, cream, tortoiseshell, and cream.

 

  • Early breeds had six toes. While this sounds a bit strange, it’s pretty unique. Early breads were commonly born with extra appendages on their paws due to a genetic mutation.
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