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The Maine Coon is the largest breed of domestic cat, with males reaching up to 11kg, females usually reaching about 6kg. The true origin of the breed is unknown, so the reason for the large size is not clear. The first published reference to a Maine Coon was in 1861, about a black and white cat named Captain Jenks of the House Marines, in Maine New England USA. It is believed that they were originally a cross between a domestic short hair and Turkish Angora or Norwegian Forest Cat who were bought over from foreign countries.
The breed is recognisable by it large size, long silky coat, tufts of long hair on their ears. Some even have a 5th digit on their feet! They are the gentle giants of the domestic cat world and while they are not known as lap cats, they are very loyal and relaxed.