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 featured in the advert for Championship status in 2014.
Migatobonito became the first Polydactyl breeder to acheive a regional win a lifetime acheivement with a maine coon poly as a kitten and as a adult and Supreme Grand champion status.
We do not breed for toes but type so you may have a long wait before you get a poly kitten, so start asking early to avoid going to a non reputable breeder.