Our Legends Begin...
Males: Brown, Red, Silver, Cameo Tabby ~ Black,Red, Black Smoke, Red Smoke
Females: Brown, Patch, Silver Patch Tabby ~ Black, Black Smoke or Tortie Smoke
With or without white, mackerel or classic pattern
~ Kitten Pedigree ~
we have a select and careful breeding program. We bring together our
in health, type, and temperament. Every breeding we do has the potential
to produce top show kittens with good size & coat. You'll notice
as you browse through our site most
TruTails breeding cats are
CFA Grand Champions ~ ALL TruTails
breeders are CFA Champions at a minimum. Many of our cats have earned
titles in both CFA (Cat Fanciers Association) and TICA (The International
is committed to breeding only sound, healthy cats. We put all
aspects of health:
mental, emotional & physical, above all else. Prior to mating,
our breeding cats are examined by our vet. Our breeders must be
confirmed FeLV/FIV negative and at the same time be healthy &
ready for the rigors of breeding. Some cats in the Maine Coon
breed have been found to have Hypertrophic
Cardiomyopathy (HCM) and Hip
Dysplasia (HD), so our breeding cat's hearts and hips are
checked for genetic soundness. We DNA test our breeding cats for
the one HCM gene identified at this time, and we ultrasound the
hearts of our breeders over the age of two for HCM. We screen,
via x-ray, for HD between 1-2 years of age. We prefer the Penn
Hip test since it has been shown to be more accurate on cats than
the OFA test that was developed for dogs.
We also pay special attention to temperament
when choosing breeding partners. We believe a friendly, loving
disposition is a required attribute of Maine Coon Cats, temperament
is as important to us as type! We believe temperament is 50% genetics
and 50% environment... so in addition to carefully matching temperament.
in our breeding pairs we put forth the extra effort to make certain
the environment is conducive to social, friendly, confident kittens.
We think you'll agree we are successful when you meet our kittens.
If you are interested in being owned by a TruTails
kitten, be sure to check for currently available kittens on the
Kittens page. Also look for
available adults on the Retirees