The white Maine Coon is a beautiful and luxurious cat. The white coat color is actually not a color at all. The genetics that produce the white coat is actually masking the “true” color of the cat underneath. Sometimes you can see the true color when the cat is a kitten. There will be a spot of fur on its head that is revealing the true coat color. That spot usually disappears when the adult coat comes in and will fall as permanent white.
The solid white maine coon can have blue eyes, copper eyes, green eyes, or odd eyes. There is a risk factor with any cat that has an all white coat of them being deaf. The risk is greater with a cat with blue eyes. There is a test that can be performed on a white maine Coon referred to as the BAER ( Brainstem auditory evoked response). It evaluates the components of the external ear canal, middle/inner ear cavities, cranial nerve and selected areas of the brainstem.
Are Maine Coon Cats White?
The most common Maine Coon colors and patterns are a black classic tabby and a black silver tabby. Many people are surprised to learn that there are white Maine Coon cats.
Are White Maine Coon cats rare?
Only 5% of the total Maine Coon population are solid white. That makes them a pretty rare color.. Having a white Maine Coon in your home really gives you a new appreciation for this breed.
White Maine Coon Cats at Sassy Koonz
Ever since I got my all white White Maine Coon, Omega, I’ve wanted to produce them in my cattery. The only way to produce solid white kittens is for one of the parents of the litter to be solid white. Since I am overly picky about the cats that I choose for breeding, it has been a long road trying to find a beautiful white Queen that is suitable for breeding.
Finally, after a long and troubling journey I finally have a Solid White Maine Coon in my program! Her name is Blanche (French for white). She will be producing white kittens for us in the Summer of 2021. Little snow bunnies.
Meet Omega, my White Maine Coon Baby
In this article, I’ll introduce you to my solid white Maine Coon Cat. His name is Hissyfit Coons Omega and at the time of this blog post, he just turned four years old. While there are numerous other Maine Coon colors and patterns, white is one of my favorite colors.
The more I looked at his photos, the more I fell in love with all white! I Here is his photo at the exact moment I decided to add him to the family. His name was “Liberty” when I discovered him, but I changed his name to “Omega” thinking that he would be my “last” cat for a while. That’s BEFORE I decided to raise Maine Coon Kittens.
Every week I looked forward to seeing his photos, and he just became more beautiful as time went on.
Omega Makes Himself Right At Home
Mallory, Dan (my husband) and I drove to North Carolina to meet the breeder Rhonda to pick up our new kittens. They were in the same carrier, and they rode home together as such. We stayed in a hotel that night, and the two solid white maine coon cats pounced around like they were right at home.
When Omega came home, after his isolation and introduction period, he made himself right at home and blended in with the other 2 guy cats, Finlay and Big Ben. He was hanging out just like one of the guys. Just as gentle as he can be – always very cam and mellow.
I love every one of my cats in a unique way. They all have their very own personalities, of which are just ridiculously cool. There’s something about my white Maine Coon Cat that’s different though.
Not only is he strikingly beautiful, he’s also the “coolest” cat on the block.
7 Reasons Why My White Maine Coon Cat is the Coolest
- He’s EXTREMELY talkative. He is always meowing, talking, chirping, trilling grunting, mumbling under his breath, etc. More than any cat I’ve ever met. Let’s put it this way. As long as Omega is around I’ll never need an alarm clock, or forget to feed the clan. He’s there EVERY DAY at 5:45 am to let me know the sun is rising and it’s time to hit the floor.
- He’s majestic but goofy at the same time. He walks around like a lion, just tall and confident. Subsequently, he don’t know what’s going on half the time and he’s usually late to the show. He’s always looking around like “what did I miss”?
- This big kitty will literally sit at the dinner table with us, waiting on some bite size yummies, without ever getting on the table. He knows that if he stays in his seat, that he gets a treat. And he is a FOODIE! He’ll eat anything from Macaroni and cheese, waffles, key lime pie, chicken..you name it.
- He’s friends with everyone! I’ve never seen him get ugly with any of the other Coonies, or our dog Branson. He’s just a big old loverboy.
- He’s the cat of mine that will hang out with me on the couch the longest. He’ll stick around long to enough to watch and entire half of a movie!! He also lets anyone that comes over to the house pick him up and hold him. He’s a cool dude.
- He likes to take a bath. I can take him in the bathtub with me and scrub a dub. He also digs the blow dryer.
- Omega is a gentle giant. He’s getting to the point where I have to grunt to pick him up, and he grunts too! But we can just chill out together and his loud purrs are calming and make all other noises just disappear.
It is for reasons like these that I decided to become a Maine Coon breeder.
White Maine Coon Kittens
White Maine Coon kittens are the most adorable creatures on this planet.
What Does Omega look like now?
Here’s a few pictures of Omega now. He’s a whopping 19.5- pounds already at just 12 months old, so I think he may just be the biggest of my bunch by the time he’s done growing. He’s heavy and solid. Maybe he’ll compete for the World Record of the World’s Biggest Cat!!
Watching Omega grow up and mature in a young adult has been very rewarding. It’s cool to watch cats because they don’t realize you’re watching them, nor do they care! So they can’t hide their true colors. They’re genuine no matter what and I love that about them. My life and memories with Omega are sure to be exciting and filled with laughter. I’m thankful to Rhonda Lund at HissyFit Cattery for this stunning, sweet, and loveable boy.
UPDATE: [July 2019] Omega is now 2 Years old and 29 pounds!!!
Omega, our white Maine Coon is very easy to photograph. If you want to learn how to photograph kittens, be sure to read the article in our blog.