POLYDACTYL MAINE COON CATS
Pictured here Migatobonito Edward P Scissorhands
Owned and showed by Eileen O'Dwyer
Copyright (Bob Fox Photos)
Polydactyl simply means extra toes. Historically 40% of foundation maine coons had extra toes, but it is now rare and makes up a small fraction of the maine coon population. Most cat breeders are avid show goers and poly maine coons are only allowed to be shown in Championship class in New Zealand. The UK GCCF views the poly outside the standard of points with 'toes carried close, 5 in front 4 behind'. In TICA they can now be shown in the championship class.
Poly kittens can have extra toes on the front or back or both.
Gina Wild below has extra on the front whereas Blizzard and Avalanche have mittens on the front and extra toes on the back.
Migatobonito PP Avalanche
Colour Blue Eyed White
Polydactyl Maine Coon 4WD
Sire: Dynamicats Snow Drifts
Dam: Firedevils Gina P Wild
Breeder Maria Bryant
Known as Snowy and has full hearing.
Age 8 weeks
Age 6 months
with her sister Frosty
The three sisters
Snowy (left) and her sister Frosty
May 2012 (below)
Firedevils P Pink Floyd
German Floyd is a big fat teddy bear who took three years to produce any kittens so we wont keep him for stud for too long.
Red classic Tabby & White 4 WD Poly
Born 17 January 2012
Sire - Dynamicats Snowdrfits
Dam - Firedevils Forever P In my Heart
Felv/ Fiv Negative Blood test 2012
HCM Gene test negative January 2013
SMA Gene test negative January 2013
PKD Gene test negative January 2013
Echo Scan Normal June 2015
Breeder Tanja & Matthias Boegemann (Germany)
Floyd has been shown in TICA as a New Traits and secured merits as follows:
Ragtime TICA June 2012 - Peterborough UK - 12 merits
UK TICA Alliance July 2012 - Brigg UK - 10 merits
Ticked Tica Cat Club September 2012 - Stevenage - 16 Merits
Migatobonito featured in the advert for Championship status in 2014.