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post #31 of 50
Wow! Thanks! That's a lot of information! I look forward to putting it to good use!
post #32 of 50
Can anyone tell me if Maine Coon's can be red? My daughters and I were touring a friends wildlife art studio/factory last week when we met a their resident lion/cat. He had been dumped off with his sister at the front door several years ago, when he was just a few weeks old. The staff raised them on bottles letting them sleep in a desk drawer until they were big enough to get around. Now, the pair of kitties own and operate the business......LOL.... But my point is, he is red, long-haired and HUGE!!! He weighs 28 pounds! (He is not fat) and stands nearly 13 inches at the shoulder. I had a fit over him - but because of the strange way they came by him, no one knows what breed he is. His sister is a large cat too, but not nearly that large.

I tried to convince my buddy (and everyone who works for him) that the male would be much happier living with me, LOL... but they didn't buy it. Oh well, anyone know where I might find one like him?

angela
post #33 of 50
Ok - I did a search and found a picture that looks sooo much like this cat. http://www.verismocat.com/images/ima...g/Moose9_B.htm

I'M SMITTEN!!!!

Anyone know of a reputable breeder in Georgia? I didn't find that in the search..
post #34 of 50
I did a search for you and found some Maine Coon breeders in Georgia:

Name: Ann Boyer
Cattery: Congocoons (CFA, TICA)
Location: Canton
Shipping? We ship both domestically and internationally.
Notes: Champion lines. Pet cats/kittens sold with altering agreement. Written sales contract. FeLV, FIP, and FIV negative. Screen for cardiomyopathy. Brown tabby, silver tabby, blue tabby, red tabby with and without white, solid white and black. Licensed by the State of Georgia.

Contact Congocoons by:
Email: bigkittys@adelphia.net
Telephone: 770-310-9840
Visit the Cattery http://www.congocoons.com

Name: Grace Ann Cox
Cattery: Big Meow (CFA, TICA)
Location: Snellville
Shipping? We ship both domestically and internationally.
Notes: Grand Champion lines. Regional Winner lines. Pet cats/kittens altered prior to placement. Written sales contract. Written health guarantee. FeLV and FIV negative, Screen for cardiomyopathy, Ringworm free. tabbies, blue, red, cream, brown, black, tortoiseshell, silver, with or without white. No solid whites. Member of CFA's Maine Coon breed council. Licensed by the State of Georgia.

Contact Big Meow by:
Email: bigmeow@bellsouth.net
Telephone: 770-972-2967
Visit the Cattery http://www.geocities.com/the_big_meow/index.html



Name: Pamela Loud and Patricia Reggio
Cattery: Hissinghurst (CFA, TICA)
Location: Atlanta Area
Shipping? We do not ship our cats.
Notes: Grand Champion lines. Written health guarantee. Brown, blue, red, cream, and patched tabby with or without white.

Contact Hissinghurst by:
Email: pamloud@mindspring.com
Telephone: 770-419-0390
Visit the Cattery http://www.hissinghurst.com

Name: Mary Rau
Cattery: Nandi (CFA)
Shipping? We do not ship our cats.
Notes: Grand Champion lines. Written health guarantee. Cats guaranteed FeLV-negative. Ringworm free. Classic brown and red tabby with or without white.

Contact Nandi by:
Email: maryerau@bellsouth.net
Visit the Cattery http://www.nandimainecoons.com



Name: Deborah Shields
Cattery: Sho-Go (CFA, TICA)
Location: near Atlanta
Shipping? We ship, but prefer to place locally.
Notes: Grand Champion lines. Written health guarantee. Classic brown, red, silver, torbie, tortie, with and without white.

Contact Sho-Go by:
Email: djshields@mindspring.com
Telephone: 770-830-8307
Visit the Cattery http://www.mindspring.com/~djshields/Default.html

Georgia
Name: Jack and Darlene Sweeney
Cattery: Coonsworth (CFA, TICA, MCBFA)
Location: Atlanta area
Shipping? Will ship, but prefer to place locally.
Notes: Grand Champion lines. Regional Winner lines. Written sales agreement with written health guarantee. FeLV and FIV-negative. Screened for cardiomyopathy. Classic and mackerel brown, patched and blue tabby, with and without white, red, and black.

Contact Coonsworth by:
Email: mainecat@coonsworth.com
Telephone: 770-977-1210 Evenings EST
Visit the Cattery http://www.coonsworth.com


Name: Gerry Walsh
Cattery: Walmet (CFA, TICA)
Location: Atlanta
Shipping? We ship, but prefer to place locally.
Notes: Grand Champion lines. Regional Winner lines. Written health guarantee. Screen for cardiomyopathy. Brown, blue and red tabby with and without white, occasionally solid.

Contact Walmet by:
Email: walmet@catlover.com
Telephone: 770-394-9649
Visit the Cattery: http://www.walmetmainecoon.com


Hope that helps, I found this on www.breedlist.com
post #35 of 50
Hi SierrasMommy, you have received some excellent advice from Fran! Good luck.

Angela, yes indeed Maine coons can be red, infact they come in every color possible. Good luck finding one. Maine coons are lovely cats.
post #36 of 50
My little ones came from a litter of 4. Their mother is a grey tabby with no white on her, just grey with black stripes, their father is orange and white, his orange spots are tabby striped. The 4 kittens are: one solid orange male tabby (My Bailey), a mostly white female with a few orange spots that are tabby striped and her tail is orange and white striped, another orange and white female who looks just like her Dad (my Abby) and one female that looked like a calico when born but now she's 8 weeks old and she is spotted all over, however since she has gotten older her black spots have turned to grey/black tabby striped spots mixed with orange and white spots. So that is one orange male to three females in this litter. The mother's last litter had a grey tabby, a creamy orange tabby, a darker orange tabby and a black one, not sure what sex they turned out to be, they went to a foster home and were all adopted out.
post #37 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedHead
My little ones came from a litter of 4. Their mother is a grey tabby with no white on her, just grey with black stripes, their father is orange and white, his orange spots are tabby striped. The 4 kittens are: one solid orange male tabby (My Bailey), a mostly white female with a few orange spots that are tabby striped and her tail is orange and white striped, another orange and white female who looks just like her Dad (my Abby) and one female that looked like a calico when born but now she's 8 weeks old and she is spotted all over, however since she has gotten older her black spots have turned to grey/black tabby striped spots mixed with orange and white spots. So that is one orange male to three females in this litter. The mother's last litter had a grey tabby, a creamy orange tabby, a darker orange tabby and a black one, not sure what sex they turned out to be, they went to a foster home and were all adopted out.
Welcome to TCS...are there plans to have this cat fixed?? If this cat is not part of a pedigreed breeding program...it would be best for her to be spayed. I had a friend whose cat kept getting out and getting pregnant and she ended up having 5 litters before she was spayed...but if I had known then what I do now, I would have driven the mom to get spayed before she could end up with so many litters.

Katie
post #38 of 50
We have been trying to trap her, but so far she is smarter than the traps, so are the two males that live here. I got some tips from one of the local feral rescue places I deal with and we are going to try again....
post #39 of 50
When I was breeding my rexes, I never had a red female - all reds were males. But the only reason was the female tortie/calico was bred to black or blue. I had one breeding to a cream male but didn't get any red/cream females; only got a bluecream female.

So it was pretty easy to predict colors from a calico knowing what the male was - and easier to sex too as 99% of calicos would be female and the reds would be male - compared them to my black/blues to make sure which was male/female
post #40 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedHead
We have been trying to trap her, but so far she is smarter than the traps, so are the two males that live here. I got some tips from one of the local feral rescue places I deal with and we are going to try again....
Let us know how it goes...also, if you post about it in the Caring for Ferals and Strays section...some of the trappers can help you with other ideas. Thank you for helping these cats.

Katie
post #41 of 50
The people I contacted told me to boil chicken bones until they start to smell and then to tie them with string in the traps, she said the scent attracts them, but then they cannot easily get out with the bone since it's tied in and the trap should go off...
post #42 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedHead
The people I contacted told me to boil chicken bones until they start to smell and then to tie them with string in the traps, she said the scent attracts them, but then they cannot easily get out with the bone since it's tied in and the trap should go off...
Actually I know a lot of trappers who swear by KFC. They tie the pieces into the trap.

Katie
post #43 of 50
Redhead,

No way can you have a red tabby male in that litter if the mother is blue/grey tabby and the father is red/white. The mother HAS to give the color genes to the males and females and the father gives the color gene to the females.

The X gene is the color and sex gene, the Y gene is the sex gene.

If the father is a XY and the "x" is red he can only give red to female kittens. The mother is a XX and so can have colors on both and she can give one of those colors to any male kittens.

If she is grey tabby the only color she can pass on to male and female kittens is GREY. If there is a red male in that litter then the mother is a BlueCream - somewhere on her has to be the other color - even if its a very small spot.

I know of a "red" tortie rex - they thought and registered it as a red because there was no black they could see. However, in one of the litters there was a tortie. They looked at the mother again and on one paw they found one tiny black spot which made her a tortie and not a solid red.

I'm sure if you look very careful you will find a cream spot on the mother.
post #44 of 50
Come to think of it, I think the mother may have one white foot...
post #45 of 50
I read somewhere that 70% of red (ginger) cats are male. I had a beautiful red foster girl last year! And of course I have my Garfield!
post #46 of 50
Red, it has to be a CREAM spot, not white - white has nothing to do with things. Too bad you don't have some pictures for us of the mother to help you out.
post #47 of 50
She's basically feral, she's not much of a mother either, she leaves them in pallets of bags in the warehouse where it is not very safe for them. She knows that we take care of them and has let us take the two litters she had without any protest. She is young herself. It's hard to get a good look at her, must less take a pic of her. The Dad is the same way, only he has gotten to where he comes by my window at work everyday, so I get a closer look at him without him knowing. It's funny my female kitten looks just like him, only the Dad has a white spot on his hip and she has one just like it in the middle of her back. My little male is solid orange except for a little white around his eyes.
post #48 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Princess Purr
Some pure breeds are orange...
Happy to say that I adopted a lovely 8 mth. old male orange Tabby two weeks ago from the A.S.P.C.A. in Bracebridge. He's adorable and so affectionate. My first cat was a male persian "Tun-Tun" who died at 18, my second one a male Maine Coon (Calley Lee)tricoloured who died at 16, my third one a female grey DSH (Baleigh Bee) who just died at 9 years of age in her sleep. She had various health problems at birth but I got them all at shelters further south in Newmarket Ontario. My new cat, Chester, is affectionate, purr's constantly hasn't shown a claw or a tooth since I brought him home two weeks ago. I call him "His Orangeness" behind his back..Thank God for Shelters...Chester1
post #49 of 50
Colors are not a "breed", they are a color within the breeds. Orange is called "red" by breeders and grey is "blue".

The only time you'd have more of a 50/50 split with red cats is, for example, in a breed with limited colors - abys or somilias. The only way you get red females is with a red male bred to a calico, tortie, or another red female.

I know when I bred rexes I got almost all red males (had a tortie/calico) and the one time I did breed with a cream male, I didn't get any females in the litter.
post #50 of 50
Our baby is a orange and white marble colored kitten............female.
We found her, so I have no idea what her Mom or Dad were, but her littermate was a gray tiger stripped(it was already dead when we found them)
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