Things To Know About Black Maine Coon

Things To Know About Black Maine Coon

Are you looking for a new kitty?

 

If so, there’s no better choice than a Maine Coon!

 

These beautiful felines are one of the most popular breeds in the world.

 

They’re known for their large size and long hair, but did you know that not all Maine Coons are black?

 

In fact, as many as half of all Maine Coons have at least some white on them!

 

So read on to learn more about this awesome breed—including why they’re called “Maine” Coons, what causes them to be all black, and whether they make good pets.

 

What are the Different Types of Black Maine Coon Cats?

The first thing that you need to know about black Maine Coons is that they come in many different colors and patterns.

 

There are many different types of black cats, but the most common type is called the Bi-colored Maine Coon.

 

This type has two colors on its coat: one solid color and one tabby pattern.

 

Other types of black Maine Coons include:

  • Black silver Maine Coon cats (which have black coats with silver markings).
  • Black silver tabby cats (which have black coats with brown markings).
  • Black tortoiseshell or tortie Maine Coons (which have black coats with patches of red).

 

How Can I Tell If My Black Cat Is a Maine Coon?

black maine coon

 

If you’ve got a black cat who looks like a Maine Coon, there are some ways to tell.

 

Their fur

The fur on the black cat’s coat is usually longer than that of other types of cats.

 

This is especially true around the head and neck region, where it becomes quite fluffy.

 

The black cat’s ears are also usually larger than those of other breeds.

 

Striking faces

tend to have rounder eyes and fuller cheeks than in other breeds.

 

If your black cat has such a face, then it could be an indication that he or she is part of Maine Coon!

 

Their tails

they’re often long and bushy at the base which may help them keep warm, but become smaller as they reach towards their bodies which helps them keep cool.

 

What Causes a Maine Coon To Be All Black?

The gene for black fur is dominant and the gene for orange fur is recessive.

 

This means that if a cat has one copy of the black gene, it will be black.

 

If it has two copies of the orange gene, it will be orange.

 

A cat with only one copy of each color cannot have any other color than black or orange.

 

A cat with just one copy of either color may be what’s called a “carrier” and could pass on either trait to its offspring if mated with another carrier or non-carrier a “purebred”.

 

 

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Are Black Maine Coon Cats Rare?

No. They’re actually just as common as other colored ones, though they do tend to be more popular and thus a bit harder to find on the internet.

 

In fact, in my experience, the price of black vs. other colors is usually about the same across the board.

 

How Much is A Black Maine Coon Cat?

In general, Black Maine Coon cats cost anywhere between $1,000 and $2,500.

 

The price is determined by factors such as the cat’s gender female cats are usually more expensive, whether or not you want a purebred cat or one that is mixed with other breeds, and the quality of the cat’s pedigree.

 

Are Black Maine Coon Cats Friendly?

Black Maine Coon cats are one of the friendliest cat breeds around.

 

They enjoy being around people and other pets, so they make a great choice for families with children.

 

Their personalities vary from cat to cat, but they are generally very vocal and demand attention.

 

They also tend to be very intelligent with what some might describe as an “attitude” or “personality” that can sometimes get them into trouble!

 

Conclusion

Black Maine Coon cats are wonderful animals.

 

They’re smart and energetic, and they have a lot of personalities.

 

If you’re looking for a new pet or just want to add a little something special to your family, consider adopting one of these amazing felines!

 

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Russel

A pet owner who loves to share useful facts and information about animals. For now, I write mostly about dogs and cats.