Polydactyls

SebagoMist Polydactyl Maine Coons

Kerry Ellen Avery

The history of the Polydactyl Sebago Mist Maine Coon all originates from the beautiful silvery blue mackerel tabby with white, four-footed polydactyl Misty. Misty is a native of Maine and was born by the waters of the Androscoggin river.

Misty is a beautiful example of the Maine Coon found in the wilderness of Maine. She has a very distinct thumb as an example of the “double-pawed” Maine Coons we see today. There is always a slight variation of the polydactyl patterns. The two accepted types in the show world are the Patty shape, which is a more rounded shape created by extra toes,

 and the Mitten shape, which has a prominent thumb. 

SebagoMist Polydactyl has the charming thumb shape, or mitten, excellent for grabbing the favorite toy or the opening of a cupboard for treats! 

 

Misty had a son named SebagoMist Sir Alex who was the splitting image of Misty as a lad. He is also a silvery blue mackerel tabby with white, a four-footed polydactyl.




Sir Alex also has the sweet thumb style polydactyl toes and beautiful whiskers to match! Sir Alex became our sire and grandsire of new lovely double-pawed kittens!

 A polydactyl Maine Coon is a Maine Coon. They just have with extra toes! CFF and TICA have accepted the Polydactyl Maine Coon into championship status! 

Polydactylism can present itself on the front feet only or the front and back feet. The expression 2x refers to front feet and 4x refers to all four feet with extra toes. A normal toed kitten or cat is defined as having 5 toes in the front and 4 toes in the rear. A polydactyl is a polydactyl as soon as the front has more than 5 toes and/or the back has more than 4 toes. 

Polydactyl: This word means multi-toed. 

The extra-large paws are nicknamed double-paws, because the paws are usually double-wide in size. They can walk through snow more easily, hence another nickname of snowshoe cat; but most often, they are simply called polys.

Blue Mackerel Tabby –4x Polydactyl   Torbie with White – 2x Polydactylhttps://sites.google.com/site/sebagomistmainecoons/home/polydactyls/side%20view%20on%20blue%20bed.JPG?attredirects=0  

Blue Mackerel Tabby with White - 4x    Blue Solid – 4x Polydactyl


Brown Tabby with White - 4x Polydactyl. Blue Solid with White – 4x Polydactyl

 

Red Mackerel Tabby Van - 2x Polydactyl



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