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 be shown in the New Traits section.
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 P Lampawghinni
Colour Orange Eyed White
Polydactyl Maine Coon 2WD
Sire: Migatobonito Cielo Celeste
Dam: Migatobonito PP Avalanche
SMA & PKD Negative by parents
Date of Birth: 2nd May 2013
HCM N/N Parents
Breeder Maria BryantAge 10 weeks
Below age 6 months
now very solid and heavy like his dad - Migatobonito Cielo Celeste
Lampy Show results:
Ragtime TICA, Peterborugh UK, September 2013
14 merits New Traits – Best Maine Coon Polydactyl