orange maine coon

The Orange Maine Coon Cat is always a crowd-pleaser and known to be one of the cuddliest Maine Coons of all. If you think about some of hte most famous and loved cats in history, they jsut happen to be this color. There’s just something about this rich color that makes everyone drool over them.

Let’s explore some interesting facts about the orange Maine Coon.

Fun Fact: The technical color of the “orange Maine Coon” is RED

Another Nickname for a Red Maine Coon is a “Ginger” or a “Marmalade”
This article will use red and orange Maine Coon interchangably.

How can we produce red Maine Coons? Basically, when it comes to cat colors, all cats are black unless they have inherited the sex-linked orange masking gene, in which case, they are red. The multitude of colors and patterns comes from different genes and polygenes.

Once we start talking about genetics and chromosomes, things can get cofusing real fast. So let’s keep it as simple as we can.

The red color is carried on the X chromosome. Females carry two copies. Males carry on one copy of the X chromosome. Most orange cats are males, but there are also scenarios when females are orange. In order for the parents of the kitten to produce a red kitten, one of the following combinations must occur.

  • To produce a red male kitten: Queen must be red or black tortie
  • To produce a red female kitten: Sire must be red AND Queen must be red or black tortie

What is the Personality of an Orange Maine Coon Cat?

Each cat is a unique individual, just like humans are. There are some people who will confess that an orange Maine Coon cat has the most social and friendly temperament of all colors. This happens to be a true statement. They’re typically calm mannered, friendly, and passive. Of course you may encounter a lunatic but that’s what makes them amazing.

As a breeder of this awesome cat, we make it a goal to maintain communication with all of our kitten owners. Making sure that they’re healthy and happy are important to us. The owners of the red kittens are always very enthusiastic and eager to showcase their cats’ personalities with us as they grow up. They do live up to their reputation when it comes to making their owners boast with pride.

Are Orange Female Maine Coons more Rare than Males?

Because of the genetic requirements to produce orange females, up to 80% of all orange Maine Coon cats are male.

Orange Maine Coon Kitten

All Maine Coon Kittens are adorable, but baby red ones are the cutest little things you’ll ever see. They’re born with a brilliant red coat that grows and shines into a lustrous work of art. They have the cutest expressions on their faces, and tend to be very laid back and relaxed.

Adding a new kitten to your home will change the way you think about everything. Your mornings will start with an adorable romp around the house. Your nights will end with your toes getting nibbled under the covers.

The red Maine Coon kitten certainly has a fan club. It’s not just orange Maine Coon kittens that get the spotlight. Orange and white Maine Coon kittens also get an equal amount of love. Watch the video below and you’ll see the fun side of these babies shining through.

Full Grown Orange Maine Coon

Your red Maine Coon kitten will certainly blossom into a full-grown cat that will be your best friend for life. Maybe he (or she) will love lasagna and hate Mondays, like our friend from the 80’s “Garfield” did.

Might he be quirky? YES! Might he be a giant goofball? YES, indeed!! Will he be the best decision that you’ve ever made for yourself? I THINK SO!

Meet Nacho, the famous Orange Maine Coon Cat

Here’s a video about one of the most famous Orange Maine Coons, “Nacho”. The video is very heartwarming, as the story is about how having a cat in your life can make all the difference in the world.

UPDATE: October 17, 2023 Sadly, Nacho has passed away at the age of 9 years old. The owner of Nacho called on all pet owners to cherish their animals with some extra love in light of his loss. “Give your pets an extra long hug today and please say a short prayer for Nacho. They mean so much to all of us. Xo,” he wrote.

Orange Maine Coon Kittens from Sassy Koonz

Enjoy this album below of Sassy Koonz Maine Coon Kittens from previous litters that are red. Note, some will also be red smoke or red silver, which are variations of red with the silver undercoat. This is a very beautiful variation of a red Maine Coon, as well!

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Bad Boy


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I am Legend


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Gingerbread Man


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Hot Dog


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The Master


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