What is a calico Maine coon?
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What is a calico Maine coon?

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A calico Maine coon is a Maine coon with a predominantly white coat that has patches of at least two other colors, such as orange or black. A calico pattern is also referred to as a tortoiseshell-and-white pattern. Due to a link to the X chromosome, most calicoes are female.

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The Maine coon is a cat breed native to America. It was named after the state where it gained notice. The long-haired double coat of the Maine coon allows it to thrive in wintry conditions that other cats would not tolerate well. Some Maine coons, however, have considerably shorter hair. The Maine coon is a hardy, very large breed that is known for its intelligence and friendliness.

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    What is the life span of a Maine coon?

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    The Maine coon has a life span of nine to 15 years, not reaching full size until 3 to 5 years of age. A large breed, most cats weigh from 9 to 18 pounds and males weighing more than 20 pounds are not uncommon.

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    How long do Maine Coon cats live?

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    Where can you find Maine coon kittens for sale?

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    Maine Coon Cat Nation's website has a directory that allows people to find breeders who have Maine coon kittens for sale in the state. The directory also has listings for Holland, Canada, Austria and Brazil.

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