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Welcome to Legacy Cats.  We are Fanciers and Supporters of the Maine Coon Polydactyl in Ontario, Canada.  Our family has had pets, cats, dogs and horses for as long as I can remember.   We became acquainted with the Maine Coons in 2003 and have been taken by their nature ever since.  The question we are most asked is "What is a Polydactyl?"  The short answer is the mitten pawed cat.  

The Maine Coon's history starts in the early 1600's along the eastern seaboard.  These large cats were cherished for their hunting abilities and served as ships cats, warehouse cats and great hunters on the farms.  The Maine Coon Polydactyl was especially cherished, as the larger paws enabled this cat's hunting ability.  
There are many stories and legends surrounding these cats from their origins to their acts of helping feed their human families.  They say all legends are based in truth.  Once you get to know these cats, you will see how these legends may have started and the wonderful legacy that remains today.

 

Our website is currently under construction.  Have a look around and stop by again for more information on the Maine Coon Polydactyl.