Specializing in Imported Outcross European Lines blended with our own American lines for that extra WOW factor.
Barncat Classic Maine Coons is where you will find happy and healthy Maine Coon cats and Maine Coon kittens. 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 and Ringworm free. Our cats are tested for HCM using the gene testing at UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Lab and also by ultrasound. We are also in the process of testing for SMA and PK Deficiency. 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. Our long term goal is to work more with new foundation lines. Our European imported cats come from some of the best catteries in the world. We look for qualities such as: health, exceptional type, wonderful wild 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 amongst 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.
"The Cat Is Magical, And The Bringer Of Good Luck" ~ Indian Proverb
Informative Articles and Information on Raw Feeding
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.