My passion for these wonderful cats was born in 2001 when I met a breeder at the international exhibition in Padua.
She had 2 or 3 specimens, but I was impressed by the beauty but above all by the size of one: Ace, a beautiful 11 kg Maine Coon brown tabby. He was so big that he had a hard time staying in that cage and he had two very intelligent and expressive eyes.
The following year I began my adventure with Faboulous Freak, a beautiful silver tabby male and now I have a small amateur cattery just outside Padua.
My cats and their kittens live and grow up in the family with me and my husband Marco. The little ones leave their mother and our home after 90 days, supervaccinated and dewormed, with their pedigree and on request with microchips.
Our reproducers are all fiv and felv negative and are hcm and pkd tested. The breeding is registered with fife and with anfi we participate in international exhibitions always with excellent results. We are always attentive to the study of the best American bloodlines from which our cats derive their strong and healthy appearance and their wonderful character.
Special thanks to Irma and Paolo for introducing us to these wonderful cats.
For some fans of fairy tales the Maine Coon would have been born from the love between a wild cat of the Maine forests and a raccoon probably myopic both given the biologically impossible union!
According to others, the Maine Coon came from France. In 1793, in fact, Marie Antoinette would have entrusted her six favorite cats, which seem to be angora, to the English captain Samuel Clough leaving for New England, where the newly arrived cats escaped mating with local wild cats.
The first specimen that participated in cat shows in Boston and New York was a beautiful black and white specimen in 1861, but then the interest in this breed disappeared to make way for the Persian cat. In the middle of the last century it reappears with enormous success up to the present day and today it is one of the most popular breeds in the world.
Despite the wild air, it is a quiet, affectionate, extremely intelligent and autonomous cat, adapts very well to apartment life, naturally appreciates going out in the garden, but equally loves climbing and perching on the cat tree as long as it is stable and “good size”.
Easy to educate, he gets along very well with other cats and even dogs.
The Maine Coon does not meow, it sings and its grandeur melts to the sound of this meow.
Its coat is semi-long and water-repellent to allow it to live in the woods or in any climate, it also has a very fluffy ruff and a splendid and long plume tail. It has long and strong legs with particular tufts of fur between the toes, for walking on the snow. Its growth ends around 4 years, the male reaches in some cases even 10 kg of weight while the female can exceed 6 kg.
Because of its imposing size it is nicknamed the gentle giant.
This is why we love the Maine Coon.
Prince of Maine – Silvia Zardet
Via G.Falcone 4o/A
35010 Vigodarzere – Padua, Italy
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