Friday, April 1, 2011

Maine Coon : The Norwegian Forest Cat

CAT. All members of the body maine coon is the result of the function of adaptation to climate and extreme weather. Fur is shiny, thick and "waterproof", and the thick fur at the neck, abdomen and feet serve to protect the body from the snow and cold temperatures. Long tail with thick fur, during sleep looped protect the body from cold temperatures. The eyes and ears of the hearing reflects the ability penglihatkan and more.Maine Coon like the Norwegian forest cat.Most breeders cat believes this race is produced from breeding domestic cats with long-haired cats from other countries. Two of the alleged racial cat ancestor Maine Coon is a cat Angora (allegedly taken by British traders) and the Norwegian Forest Cat (brought to America by the Vikings). Regardless of whether or not these allegations, the physical form of Norwegian Forest cat is similar to the Maine Coon.


Maine coon has a higher body, muscular and big boned. Adult male cats usually have a body weight 6-9 kg with a body length of 1m, while females are usually smaller with weight 4-6 kg. With the addition of winter fur which can reach lengths of 7 cm, maine coon look very big. Maine coon cat largest ever recorded has a body length (from head to tail) 121 cm.
Like the Norwegian Forest cat and other big cats, Maine Coon, including the type of growth and development slow. The size and shape of the new adult body is achieved at the age of 3-5 years.
Maine Coon "original" has more toes than other cats. The advantages of this finger is called polidactyl and are genetically dominant. Although there are some special cat breeders maintain the original nature of this, most modern maine coon no longer carry the gene polidactyl. Most organizations and clubs did not allow the cat world cat polidactyl participate in the contest, as a result maine coon bred polidactyl not much more.

Maine Coon cat is one race that occur naturally. As the name implies, this race comes from the state of Maine (United States). Various myths and legends associated with racial origin of this cat. Though biologically impossible, many believe resulted from breeding Maine Coon cats half wild with Racoon. This myth arises because the shape and color of Maine Coon cats tail much resembling a racoon. In addition, a racoon also subsequently adopted this form the name of the race of cats, maine - derived from the name of states and Coon - short for racoon.
Another story is quite popular, Maine Coon came from the six pet cats which Marie Antoinette sent to Wiscasset (Maine) when he was planning to escape from France during the French revolution.

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