Our Future Legends...
If you are interested in adopting a TruTails kitten, read our General Placement Information below, then submit a TruTails Questionnaire to reserve your spot on our waiting list for the current litter(s).
TruTails strives to produce beautiful kittens that are excellent examples of the Maine Coon breed, and future "TruTails Legends." Because of the type & quality of our breeding cats MOST Trutails kittens will have "show potential." Does this mean EVERY TruTails kitten will be show quality or placed in a show home? Of course not... some kittens will be companion/pet quality. "Pet kittens" are not suitable for showing usually due to some minor fault in type, or we simply feel they do not have the attitude necessasry to deal with the stress of the show scene. Also, there are not always enough people interested in showing for every "show quality" kitten. Many prospective owners state they "only want a pet" there is nothing wrong with that, however if you've toyed with the idea of showing a Maine Coon it is not as intimidating and expensive as you might think. We would love to discuss showing cats with you, we love finding show/alter homes and enjoy mentoring new exhibitors.
You can see photos of many of "Legendary Trutails Kittens " on the photo album page, both show/alters and pets ~ we feel every TruTails Maine Coon kitten is a Legend in it's own right and they all have the wonderful temperament expected in a Maine Coon ~ our show successes are just the frosting on the cake!
We believe a large part of a kitten's behavior and socialization skills are learned during the first several weeks of life from their mother and the humans around them. TruTails kittens remain with their mother until they are naturally weaned (typically 9 -12 weeks of age). Also during these critical first weeks, our kittens are pampered and handled often by their 'people parents' to ensure proper human socialization and to constantly monitor their continued health.
To see which kittens are currently available, check our What's Available? page, or check to see our Breeding Plans for upcomming litters.
Answers To Some Frequently Asked Questions
Maine Coons are a large breed of cat with big ears, broad chest, substantial boning, a long, hard muscled, rectangular body and a long flowing tail. Good muscle tone and density give the cat the appearance of power and size. The Yankee myth of 30-pound (13.5 kgs) cats is just that, a myth, males commonly reach 16-20 pounds (6-8 kgs) with females weighing 9-14 pounds (4-5.5 kgs), add to that 2-3 inches (5 cms) of winter coat, and people will swear they're looking at one BIG cat.
Although TruTails has some breeding cats that are larger than average ~ Kankoonkats Lil'Britches weighed in at 21 pounds at two years of age ~ we breed First for Quality, Health and Temperament NOT size. Even though our kittens are frequently quite large, we cannot guarantee size, and remember sometimes it's the smallest kitten in the litter who turns out to be the largest adult at maturity, go figure! Also, it is important to note that Maine Coons develop slowly, often not achieving their full size until they are 3 to 5 years of age.
Our kittens are produced in a variety of colors; usually brown, red, and torbies (tortoiseshell tabbies) both with and without white markings. Colors in the Maine Coon Cat. Occasionally, we have some fun solid colors ~ black, calico, black & white, even a black smoke/white. We even have the potential to produce silver, smoke and an occasional blue kitten. However, we concentrate on type, health, size & temperament, and let Mother Nature play around with the colors & recessive genes for solid, smoke and dilute. We know the genetic color possibilities, but the end results... only time will tell.
What do they look like....?
Please "tour our cattery," starting with TruTails' Boys or TruTails' Girls, & don't forget to visit TruTails' Legends. We have had a lot of success in showing brown tabbies both with and without white, but our 2001-2002 "show crew" is made up of a Solid Black Male, his littermate a Brown Tabby w/White Female ("with white" cats have white markings on their chest, stomach and all four paws) and a beautiful Calico kitten. What fun we are having with this trio!
Where can I find a Maine Coon Kitten/Cat....?
There are many Maine Coon breeders in the USA and Canada. Most are dedicated to the protection, preservation and promotion of the breed. Some tips on How To Find Your Dream Kitten. Anyone desiring a well socialized, loving companion kitten or adult is welcome to contact TruTails Maine Coon Cats. Please read our General Placement Information and submit a response to our Questionnaire. We also urge everyone looking for a pet kitten to check out their local Maine Coon breeders, listed on our favorite links page " Lynx Tips," and be sure to visit a CFA or TICA Cat Show in your vicinity. We, and other Maine Coon breeders, welcome inquiries from serious, responsible pet owners who keep their kittens safely indoors, protected from harm, who will not declaw their kittens and will alter their pet kittens prior to six months of age.
Maine Coons is Trudie & Dennis Allen ~
our cats are our beloved friends and companions,
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