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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 our 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 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, ensures that our younger queens will not be bred, and allows EVERYONE fresh air and sunshine; while protecting them from predators. Here at Barncat we feel that fresh air and sunshine are essential to the health and well being of our cats and kittens. 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. We love our Maine Coon cats very much and do 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 provide shipping for our kittens, they must be picked up at our homes.
We have had many folks contact us and tell us they want the biggest kitten.
We realize that everyone wants a big Maine Coon but we cannot predict which kitten will grow to be the biggest.
The average weight of an 8 week old kitten is 2 pounds,
a kitten that is just a few ounces more or less, just cannot be predicted to become the largest one with any kind of accuracy.
I have had large kittens end up smaller and a small kitten end up huge!
Parent size does not really seem to matter much, we have had smaller females produce some of our biggest males.
Most neutered males will be in the 18-20 lb. range.
You can have a tall long cat that is very large weigh 17 lbs, and a fat short one weigh 24 lbs. with the taller, long one actually being the larger cat.
So with this being said, please do not ask us to predict how large your cat is going to be, alot
depends on the care and nutrition you give your kitten.
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.