The Siberian Cat

THE SIBERIAN CAT -The history of love and public recognition. By Dr. Irina Sadovnikova, WCF Int. All Breed Judge.Special updated version 2008, with a P.S.(Reprinted with permission) This article was written in 2004, published in a Russian cat fancy magazine and after that, translated into several languages, on the Internet. However, some changes had to be made, as life goes on…

The Origin of the Maine Coon

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Test Breeding new Maine Coon Foundation Lines?

Test Breeding new Maine Coon Foundation Lines? By: Judith Schulz, Masterweaver (previously Prairiebaby/Masterweaver) Maine Coon Cats) www.masterweaver.ca. (Please note: This article can be applied to other breeds as well!) When a breeder brings new foundation lines into the Cattery for the first time, he will most likely ask himself the following questions: What type of test breedings are the most…

Tati-Tan Cattery

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Siberian Exile - Part III

Siberian Cat:Without a Masquerade. By Alex Kolesnikov, PhD in molecular genetics, Sibaris cattery, Russia.(Reprinted with permission) Part III. Siberian cat, from unknown unknown to known unknown. Several years ago, I wrote a paper on the potential origins of the Siberian breed. That article has been considered as the first part of certain cycle of articles devoted to Siberian cats. Since then, however,…

Siberian Exile - Part II

Siberian Cat:How Long The Isolation Is? Part II. Official birth of Siberian breed is dated to more than 18 years ago. Although the breed can be still considered as "young", the time span of almost two decades is well enough to retrospectively analyze some key points of SIB development and to dissect important trends, both favorable and unwanted, affecting the…

Siberian Exile - Part I

By Alex Kolesnikov, Ph.D. in molecular genetics, Sibaris cattery, Russia.Reprinted with permission. Part I. A discussion that is currently taking place all over, including pages of this magazine (Droug, A.K), about the future of Siberian breed has elicited important antagonisms existing within society of the lovers of famous Russian indigenous cat. Apart from these opposite views, most disturbing is the fact that…

Roselu Cattery

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Past-Present-Future

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Old articles about Maine Coons

Articles about Maine Coons             Created 2003 by Fog City Cat Web Designs.The Maine Coon Ancestors and PawPeds are unable to grant permission for the reuse of any materials found on these web sites.

MtKittery Cattery

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Maine Coon Cats Maine Origin Authenticated

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Kennebec Cattery

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JoStad Cattery

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Heidi Ho Cattery

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Guldfakse Cattery

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Glossary of Terms

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Forebears of our present day Maine Coons

Leo, Maine Cat, 1884-1901King Max, 1895Martha, daughter of King MaxCosey, BIS-winner in 1895Swampscott, 1900 Tobey, a Maine Trick CatBlue DanubeYellow HSnowball, 1942  We are always in search of old photographs and picuters of the Maine Coonaround the change of century/beginning of 1900. Please share them with us if you have any... Leo, Maine Cat, 1884-1901 "Leo," brown tabby, born 1884, died…

Dirigo Cattery

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Charmalot cattery

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Calicoon-Tanstaafl

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Anatolien Cattery

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A Cat Tale

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