Specializing in Polydactyls with American and Imported Outcross European Lines.
Here is where you will find the happy and healthy Maine Coon cats and Maine Coon kittens of Barncat Classic Maine Coons. We are hobby breeders of Maine Coon cats and kittens, located in Southeastern Massachusetts; just 15 minutes from Providence, RI and 45 minutes from Boston, MA. At Barncat we take breeding these magnificent cats very seriously. Our Cattery is FeLV, FIV, Ringworm free. Our focus is ALWAYS health first, temperament, and structure that conforms to the Maine Coon breed standard. Our cattery is registered with TICA and CFF.
As breeders our goal is to consistently offer healthy, well bred kittens, in a variety of colors; without compromising the Maine Coon breed. We enjoy the challenge of improving our kittens and contributing to the Maine Coon pedigree. To do this we continually strive towards being a better breeder through education; always making great effort to use research and shared knowledge to produce the highest quality kittens. We take great care in the selection of our breeding cats and believe that a genetically diverse gene pool is an essential part of a healthy breeding program. We look for qualities such as: health, exceptional type, wonderful expression, good structure, and great temperament. These qualities produce large, typey kittens with excellent health, wonderful temperaments, and longevity.
At Barncat we do not cage our cats or kittens, they have free run of the house as our beloved pets. We do have an outdoor enclosure that we sometimes use for our male cats if they are big sprayers. This enclosure helps to prevent our males from spraying in our homes and ensures that our younger queens will not be bred. Fresh air and sunshine are so important to the health and well being of our Maine Coon cats and Maine Coon kittens, this enclosure also allows EVERYONE fresh air and sunshine; while protecting them from predators. A cats natural habitat is outside, therefore we recommend and encourage our buyers to allow their kittens some time outside either on a harness or in an enclosed area where they will be protected from predators and passing vehicles. Our Barncat kittens are raised amonst the everyday happenings in a normal household, with people, children and dogs. We love our Maine Coon cats very much and will NOT place our Maine Coon kittens with anyone who is not prepared to take good care of our babies and love them for the rest of their life.
We are a closed cattery, we do not provide outside stud service.
We do not allow visits until the kittens are 9 weeks old and have had their first vaccine, absolutely no exceptions. The health of our babies is top priority to us. We do not ship our kittens, they must be picked up at our homes.
Polydactyl - A wonderful, natural Maine Coon trait. Polydactyl cats are known by many names, including, Hemingway cats, mitten cats, big-foot cats and six-toed cats — or even cats with thumbs.
We do not over-vaccinate our babies, we follow Dr. Jean Dodd's minimal vaccination protocol. We also do not spay and neuter our Maine Coon kittens before they leave us, we believe that it effects the health and growth of our babies and it is not in their best interest to do so.