Here at OptiCoons we happen to have 2 beautiful Red Maine Coon adults that produce some beautiful kittens, always healthy and conform to great breed standards. One of the brightest of the Maine Coon cat colors is the Red Maine Coon Cat. Here is a close look at this beautiful and vibrant color. Whether it’s a Red Tabby, lighter Red Silver Tabby, or even Red with White, this is such a striking color that it deserves it’s own page!
Many people also refer to it as an Orange Maine Coon cat. The color is indeed more orange or ginger than red, but the proper color is still called Red Tabby. More unusually, a Maine Coon cat can also be a Solid Red, without any Tabby markings. If the color is very light, it’s called Cream. When a Solid Red cat has a white undercoat that you can only see when you ruffle the fur, it will be a Red Smoke.
Most likely a Red Tabby Maine Coon will have gold or copper eyes. The “leather”, or nose and paw pads will be a shade of pink or red to match the coat.
Have you ever noticed that Red cats tend to be male? That’s because the gene determining color is tied to the X, or female chromosome. So a female cat will have two X’s. Each X will have a color and she may also have a gene for dilution. So all those genes come into play to create the lovely color she turns out to be.
A male cat will have a Y chromosome, with no color tied to it. Then he has an X, which if it’s red, creates a handsome Red Maine Coon Cat! A female would need to inherit red genes from both parents, which is more unusual.
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