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regularly and often.
If a kitten is listed
(unless otherwise noted), it IS available for adoption.
Last updated: November 16, 2015
Our kittens are from show-winning bloodlines, with no known family histories of genetic problems (see below) They are registered with C.F.A. You receive their blue slip registration papers, as well as a copy of their breeder's pedigree on parchment paper, suitable for framing. On their 12 week birthday, they go to the vet for a checkup. After receiving their vet certificate of health, we guarantee them against life-threatening congenital defects until they are 1 year old. We are HCM-tested/HCM-free.
These kittens (born September 8, 2015) have been SOLD
but can still be admired! We hope to have another litter or two in the Spring!
These two lovelies are from our Thornplum
Nutmeg x Jobea Winter of Thornplum. In all three photos, the girl is on the left, the boy is on the right.
A MACKEREL TABBY???
Maine Coon Cats come in two "Tabby" (striped)
categories: Mackerel and Classic. Mackerel striping is straight
tiger-striping, whether the stripes are wide or pencil-thin. Classic
Tabby is another way of saying "blotched", which can
be well-defined wide swirls, stripes and bull's-eyes or what looks
more like marbling. Classic Tabby is a recessive version of Mackerel
Tabby, so a mated pair of Mackerels can have Mackerel or Classic
kittens, but a Classic mated pair can only have Classic kittens!
All kittens are born with Blue
eyes! They gradually change to their adult color during their
first year. Maine Coon cats eyes should be Gold,
or any combination of two of those colors. The outer half of the
iris can be one color, and the inner half can be another.
kittens get along with dogs?
A kitten's name is made up of two or even three names.
The first name is the name of the cattery where he
or she is born.
The second name is their personal name, though sometimes
it may be a formal name, and you may call them by a nick name
Their third, or last name is the name of the cattery
where they are now owned and are breeding.
A pet kitten will only have a first and personal name.
This will help you to understand the names of their
Below this line is:
________ Our Breeding
Jobea Winter of Thornplum (our "Daddy")
He is a Silver Mackerel tabby.
He is a grandson of our old Marala's Gary of Thornplum!
She is the daughter of our Thornplum
Nutmeg x Thornplum Flame.
She is a Brown Patched Mackerel
with 1/2 White. With Jobea Winter of Thornplum, she can have kittens
of any color. Each litter will be a surprise.
She is the daughter of our Thornplum
Maine-Made Surabi x Beauridge/Cooperridge Spunky.
She is a Brown Classic Tabby. She is a wonderful mother to her kittens.
Our kittens are raised in our home.
We do not release them until they receive certification of health
from the veterinarian, at twelve weeks old. Their health records
and a veterinarian's certificate of health, as well as their breeder's
pedigree, and registration papers for CFA are included at time
of pickup. We also provide a baggie of their normal dry catfood
so that you can transition them slowly to the food you will be
giving them at home. We use Purina Kitten Chow, as well as raw
poultry and rabbit organ meats and bone.
To purchase a "pet" kitten under our sales
contract, "pets" must be neutered/spayed by 6 months
of age, before they begin to mark their territory. It is possible
to have them neutered/spayed at 3 months before picking them up,
upon request at your additional expense (males: approximately
$100; females: approx. $200). Call for pricing pet kittens. We
can accept payment by Paypal.com (for an additional fee of $15
per kitten). Personal checks must clear our account before pickup
as payment must be made in full before the kitten can go home.
Cash ONLY acceptable tender on day of pickup. Shipping and associated
additional vaccinations are your responsibility.
will not ship a kitten alone by air before 14 weeks due to the
stress involved. These precautions allow us to guarantee their
health until they are one year old. It is our highest goal to
produce healthy and happy kittens. We deliver the kitten to the
Bangor International Airport, our fee for gas/time for the 70
mile round trip is $40. We can purchase an airline-approved carrier
here for $40. Shipping is limited by temperatures on the tarmack
at the airports. You pay for air shipping the kittens in cargo,
and all vet paperwork on vaccinations and health checkups required.
(Average cost of air travel: $450 all inclusive)
delivery by car in New England is possible for a fee of
$30/hour I travel from my home. Scheduling at our mutual convenience.
After our vet has certified our kittens'
health at 12 weeks old, we guarantee them against life-threatening
congenital defects until they are one-year-old.
For more info, give Patty a call at