Maine Coon History

Maine Coon History


Where from Maine Coons started? 

maine coon history
The giant, greatest, head: in the feline world, the Maine Coon cat is the largest cat ever. It can grow quietly without being obese, and 14 kg, despite its impressive appearance, it gives a reassuring impression of confidence.


Because in standalone able to take care of himself in any circumstance, so this is a great hunter, actually a good mix of sweetness and savagery; it is a cat "working", precisely because of this predatory instinct well developed; this makes it an ideal campaign cat; with him, attics and barns are perfectly safe.




But while being very dynamic and loving outdoor life - he loves even water - it is suitable for people with a balanced character, who never cross the line by invading his personal space because they respect his instincts freedom, which they do not object to severe limits.


Maine Coon History, Stories, and legends:



Maine Coon, considered the oldest natural breed of the USA Cat, would come from the crossing of a wild cat and a raccoon ("racoon"), imagined crossing because of the dress and tail (and perhaps his attraction for water) of this cat repellent those of the famous "raccoon" but scientifically impossible because there are species with different chromosomes and genes ....


The Maine Coon cat is a medium-length hair, a native of Maine, on the east coast of the United States, which developed from crosses between cats "farm" premises and other cats with poorly identified origins, probably imported by sailors from Europe, which have adapted to living conditions and harsh climate of the region. In fact, the Maine Coon is a large rustic looking cat with big ears, a broad chest, a frame and a flexible and powerful muscles, a square and muscular body, long tail, has good natural protection, virtually waterproof, and a significant inter digital hair allows him to walk in the snow without sinking too deep.


If it is assumed that the sailors have played an important role in the history of Maine Coons, different assumptions were made as to the origin of cats crossed with the native cats of the United States.


History of Maine Coon by the Vikings 

It is conceivable that the predecessors of the Maine Coon kittens were brought by the Vikings. It is really perceived that they were going with felines. As indicated by the Sagas, Leif Ericson had colonized the fanciful Vinland around the year Mil. These programs have presumably settled in the "Anse aux Jellyfish (Meadows), in Newfoundland, where archaeologists have discovered hints of a Scandinavian town. In the tombs, felines skeleton went with those of people. The Vikings confronted with local people (Skraelings) dropped the first New World province, their Norwegian felines returning for their wild, gaining throughout the years some particular elements through the laws of Darwinian determination. It is presumably where the malouins mariners, before Columbus, frequented these shores looking for cod, Maine Coons have recouped, consequently the feline Garneray. Basques and St. Malo were set up in Plaisance, on the southeast drift Newfoundland 1660.

Maine Coon cats Marie Antoinette ... 



For a "ruler" as the Maine Coon kittens, we had the regal birthplaces. The story goes that he slides from six Angora felines that had a place with Marie Antoinette, brought from France by Captain Samuel Clough. This intense safeguard of the French crown would have the assignment of uprooting the ruler to prison guards of the unrest to spare her from the hangman's tree. The presence of this character is verified Marie Antoinette yet has never seen Maine, not leaving the Tuileries to go to imprison than lose his head to Concord ... What's more, her felines? As indicated by legend, they would have had a more content destiny, setting out on the ship's skipper said. They would be overseen "securely" on the place that is known for "New World". Maine Coon kittens would be the relative of the illustrious feline normal people and the East Coast of the United States ... 



It likewise tells that Marie Antoinette, she still would have offered the white Angoras Axel Fersen amid his outing to America, and the last would have been something to do with the presence of this race. 


This legend is shockingly (farewell nobility!) Undermined by the way that a youthful Breton swashbuckler Garneray (1783-1857), additionally a painter and essayist, around 1793, as of now had a Maine Coon kittens flawlessly wrote (table).

Commander Coon role in Maine Coon History



The felines were extraordinary companions for marine free of the considerable number of rodents bilges. Chief Coon, English vendor ailurophile, claimed Angoras, which would have added to the development of neighborhood long haired felines that occupants of New England would then called "Coon's Cats." 


It is likely that this feline has emigrated to America around the sixteenth or seventeenth century and was among the groups of the boats headed for the New World, in charge of securing the marine stores. Visit frosty and wet areas, it was not present on board Spanish ships outbound toward Mexico, but instead, on English Breton and Atlantic structures lashed toward the East Coast or Louisiana. 



For a pretty much homogeneous populace shows up in a topographical territory, it takes quite a while. Whether from Vikings felines, those of Marie Antoinette or mariners swarm, for "creating" Maine Coon "Mother nature" took no less than two centuries determination "regular". Here and there, the vicinity of these felines Longhair in Maine is bored witness to all through the nineteenth century. They are essentially called "Maine felines" (Coon" presumably not having showed up in the twentieth century) or, on the other hand, Maine shags (the "shaggy Maine") and some of the time Snug Heads ("great bubbled").

The appreciation 


This race was a sensation in 1895, at Madison Garden in New York by means of a chestnut female dark-striped cat by the name of "Cosey" and a cocoa male, "Lord Max", fitting in with Frances Pierce commanded the challenge in Boston amid the 3 last years of the nineteenth century. Pui came the twentieth century and a certain "overshadowing" of "Maine Shags" the advantage of as of late transported in on American soil Persians. The most recent "triumph" of a feline of Maine, then race regarded as well "nearby" and insufficient "colorful" held in Portland in 1911. In the mid-50s, there was the formation of a territorial club to evade that race is overlooked, and a first standard was even composed down in 1956 by Dr.Rachel Salisbury, cat judge (likewise reproducer of Persians).Of qu'armées enthusiasm and vitality, the two establishing Alta Smith and Ruby Dyer, needed to surrender in 1963, discovering nobody to assume control ... In August 1968, reproducers of the first hour (Tati-Tan, Northwind, Whittemore) make the MCBFA (Coon Breeders and Fanciers Maine Association) with the point of perceiving the breed in feline shows what drove them to concede to an agreement standard. Step by step the breed was perceived by the cat distinctive American associations, the recent having been the CFA (Cat Fanciers Association) in 1976. 



In France, it was in 1981 that the first Maine Coon kittens, "Charly Silvercoon", a highly contrasting male arrived. The Maine Coon feline affiliation, breed club was built up in 1987. 


In Europe, it is in 1983 that the FIFé perceived the Maine Coon. In advance, the first Maine Coons touched base in Germany (the cattery Heidi Ho had moved a bit more than 2 years in the 1970s) and Switzerland. 



We see through this history that the previous four decades, it is men who have assumed control in the "choice" of this race "regular". 



Surely, the characteristic populace not entirely homogeneous, this implies the select couple of people inside of it which we will try to sustain attributes and concede to criteria meaning of race; the standard. So what could be more unexpected than needing to institutionalize (natural) a "characteristic" race .... The truth of the matter is that until the end of the first books of the CFA (mid-1980), there spoke the truth 150 enregictrés felines and utilized as originators of lines (which appear a smidgen to base a whole race and present critical dangers consanguinity ...). Some of these lines were utilized more than others, and the relatives of a few from domesticated animals Heidi-Ho, Andy Katt (fundamental coons progenitor of today) and Bridgett Katt, both conceived in 1969, in particular, Sonkey Bill (fantastic child of Andy and Bridgett) "wedded" to Polly Adeline. The cats conceived ca marriage (somewhere around 1979 and 1982) were nicknamed "clones" as a result of their solid likeness.


These "clones" being excellent, speaking to the Maine Coon kittens picture and its wild look, there was a "method of the Clones" Heido-Ho who were in this way presented in many catteries 1980 Although not being intensely innate felines, their serious utilization has presented an "incompressible" inbreeding in the greater part of the race. This is halfway a motivation behind why a few homesteads are attempting to fuse "fresh recruits" by the "out-intersection".



Tati-Han cattery additionally assumed a critical part in the parentage of coons with Dauphin, conceived in 1967, and first Maine Coon kittens have ended up "Fabulous Champion" (Polly Adeline Heidi-Ho went down for some piece of the male "wedded" to Tatiana of Tati-Tan). 


Frequently called Andy Katt Bridgett Dauphin and the "main 3". Their normal commitment is of the request of 50 to 55%. As it were, these three cats "organizers" are a large portion of allelic commitment to the race in the event that we about-face to nuts and bolts. 

Most Maine Coons today plentifully "worked" by human determination amid late decades have just an incomplete report with those of their precursors who were "common Shags", homogenization looked for that can do far from its characteristic roots ... We can say that Maine Coon feline breed is a "counterfeit" unique "characteristic". 

It is up to ranchers to constrain the abundances produced by what I see as "crazes", the advancement of Siamese being, in my perspective, a striking case.