Maine Coon cat
The Maine Coon
is one of the largest breeds
of domestic cat
. The breed was created in North America
and has very long dense fur, and a bushy tail
that is often striped. Maine Coons are large energetic cats often exceeding 25 pounds. Although they are most known for tabby
-coloring, many coat colors exist.
The name comes from the legend that a domestic cat released in the wilds of Maine interbred with a Raccoon, resulting in offspring with the Maine Coon characteristics.
A Tabby-colored Main Coon adult male next to an average sized adult tortoiseshell mixed breed female