I have adopted a female 1 year old , they say she is a main coon but she is tiny, are there little main coons?

her coat is silky and she has a fluffy tail and britches she is calico.

Asked by Member 662473 on Jul 27th 2008 Tagged breed, little, maincoon in Maine Coon
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Bella (In Loving Memory)

Maine Coon is a naturally occurring breed so it is not just probable but likely that your kitty has some in her. However, she is almost definitely a mix. Its my experience that ANY long haired kitty for adoption is labeled at a maine coon or maine coon cross.

Bella (In Loving Memory) answered on 7/27/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Unless she has registration papers and/or pedigree you cannot be certain she is a Maine Coon. Large breeds are generally slow to mature and do not reach their full size until several years of age, but at one year should still be fairly large. Without a picture it is difficult to say if she looks like a Maine Coon, but without papers it is impossible.

Atrus answered on 7/27/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


To generalize, there are naturally occurring, indigenous Maine Coons, who are not considered purebred, and then there are pedigreed Maine Coons, who are purebred. As others have posted, you can't say for sure that your cat is a Maine Coon unless she has a pedigree. Regarding weight, there is a large discrepancy between the weight of male and female MCs. The average weight is 13-20 pounds for adult males and less (7-11 pounds) for females. Also, it is said that MCs don't reach their full size until they are 2-3 years old. Oddly, although the MC is seen as a bulky, fuzzy, fat cat, the MC torso is characteristically longer than that of the average randomly bred cat, and MCs are not necessarily fat. Their fur may look wild and windblown, but it is actually silky to the touch. A fluffy tail and britches are MC characteristics. You may have a MC (not a purebred), but without a photograph, it is hard to tell. Why don't you become a member, and post some pictures?

Lola answered on 7/27/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Izadore (Izzie)

Izzie was defined by my vet as a Maine Coon mix. He is so long that I can't pick him up with one arm anymore. He's about a year old and probably weighs 15-16 lbs. Go to his page, look at his photos and see if your kitty resembles him at all. And, while it's true that if a cat is labeled as a "Maine Coon mix", it would get adopted faster, our humane organization did not label all long-haired cats as Maine Coons. That would have been rather fraudulent and our organization would have not enjoyed the adoption success rate it did if we regularly practiced misrepresenting our adoptables.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 7/27/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Yes!! My little maine coon is 4 years old and she weighs no more than 6 lbs. And she is most definitely a main coon, no doubt. Sweetest little creature ever, and extra special because she is so tiny :)

Member 932416 answered on 12/23/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer