Celia and Wayne's kittens will be 6 weeks old. Which means I will be starting to contact the families on the waiting list tomorrow. If you are interested in getting on the waiting list fill out the application for a future litter.
I know I haven't posted in awhile. We haven't had any kittens and busy with the family. We have Lincoln, Raven, Celia, Wayne, Ivy, and Roxy as our Maine Coon Crew. Celia is due anytime with her kittens. Other than her we do not have any more females pregnant. As it gets colder their heats start slowing down. It has to do with how much sunlight they get. We do use lighting inside to help with that. Soon Lincoln will be our next sire and we will be retiring Wayne. We've decided on keeping only one male and four females. It's better for their health that we do not keep anymore than that. Also males need a certain amount of females to keep happy. To have two males for breeding we would need a lot more females. We strive for healthy cats/ kittens verses trying to produce a bunch of kittens.
Ivy's kittens all have homes now. Our next litter will be 6 weeks old next week and we will start contacting people on the list with those kittens. I have my kitten application open and if you are interested in getting on the waiting list fill the application out. https://www.indianamainecoons.com/kitten-application.html
Kitten application is reopened for the waiting list. We have several female kittens born and our waiting list is mostly for males. I will no longer ask gender/ colors and go in order who filled out an application. You can pass for a future litter if you would like.
Ivy had her babies and all are females. When they are 6 weeks old I will contact people on the waiting list. We have 2 polydactyls. Love these toes!!!
We only have a week and half left with these babies before they get to leave and be with their new families!
I have closed the kitten application at this time. We have had some difficult pregnancies with two females which has set us back on getting people a kitten. Once I get through the list I am thinking of just listing kittens on my web page and FB page once they hit 6 weeks to see how well that works out. If I need to change back to lists I will. I wanted to let everyone know what is going on with the waiting list.
I have updated my photo albums if you want to check out pictures of our Maine Coons. Click on the link below and the newest pictures is the 3rd one down.
Hello everyone showing interest in my beautiful babies. I've had a few people stating that they just want a pet. They sometimes don't even care if their pet has papers. They think anything over $400 is way too much money. I want to give a little bit of education on what it takes to be a good ethical breeder and the expenses we incur to have beautiful little Maine Coon Kittens. People get shocked when they hear our kittens cost between $1500 and $2000 quite frankly anything less is not even covering the expenses we incur. Also we are breeding Euroline Maine coons and not Americanline Maine Coons. Our Queens and Studs are imported. The following is why we charge what we do.
Breeders pay double this amount for a good quality Maine Coon with Breeding Rights. Then comes the Genetic Testing. We test for HCM a Fatal Heart Condition. We test for SMA, Spinal Muscular Atrophy specific to Maine Coon Cats. We test for PK Deficiency. Also known as Erythrocyte Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency. A known blood disorder in Maine Coon Cats. We also test our cats for PKD, otherwise known as Polycystic kidney disease. A disease that can cause kidney failure. We don't want to pass this on to our kittens. These test aren't cheap. We have to test both Males and Females to make sure they are free and clear of these genetic defects. If any cat doesn't pass with flying colors guess what happens? They get Spayed/Neutered. We never recoup the money spent. Now that's all just the beginning. Once the female queen is pregnant. Guess what? The expenses don't stop. They have Vet Visits. Sometimes X-Rays. These aren't free. Then the day comes and we have kittens. We could only have 1 or 2 kittens and we never make enough to cover what we have spent or it could be 6 healthy kittens. The expenses still don't stop at this point. Good breeders pay for shots on your new kittens. I've also have had emergency c sections which cost up to $2500. Plus you got to include high quality cat food, litter, housing, breeding equipment, other emergencies, etc. We had to build a special building for our Stud breeders because once they hit puberty they spray. It's such a strong odor you do not want that all over your house. Also I include a one year health guarantee on our kittens. You will not see a back yard breeder give you anything close to that.
Yes you can find kittens for a lot less with a back yard breeder but this is why you don't want to deal with a back yard breeder. They may sell their kittens between $400 and $800, but they don't test their Breeding Cats and most of the time they don't even work with Pure Breed Maine Coons. You are purchasing a highly inflated cat that is a mix breed. I encourage everyone looking for a quality cat to do your homework. Make sure your breeder is doing all they can to bring you a healthy pure breed kitten. A good breeder makes even less than these back yard breeders do in the grand scheme of things. Remember you get what you pay for!!! Pay for something nice!!! If you still feel that way then you are honestly looking in the wrong places. Shelters have plenty of babies needing homes too!! If your here because your thinking we breeders are making Bank and you just have to have a Breeding Pair so that you can too. What are your plans? Are you planning to be an ethical Breeder, or are you planning to be a Back Yard Breeder?
There is a whole lot more that goes on around here I have not stated. It's a 24/7 job which can also be very emotional as well. We love this breed and take pride in what we do.