Maine Coon (MCO)

Points

Body 30
Head 30
Fur 20
Color 20

General

The maine coon is a very strong and muscular large cat, used to cold temperatures and a great hunter.
It is a cat that could reach the weight of 14 kg and this is why it is considered the largest cat in the feline breeds, its peculiarity and having a very muscular long body and to balance any movement it has a very long tail and thick, so much so that it is compared to a raccoon  since it is a cat that lived in the forests of Maine in nature, from where it got its name.
But the main feature is in the gaze, absent and careless as if everything that happens around him is of little importance and sometimes the gaze of a great dreamer is perceived in him.

Body

long, tubular, with narrow shoulders and maintains the same proportion up to the base of the tail.
Very muscular with strong, high and very developed legs, taking a paw in his hands he should completely fill it, the feet are wide and round in shape and they rest very well on the ground and between the tufts of hair.
In full elongation we can see this cat in its full length, which including the tail could reach one meter and 20 cm and seen from the side the body shape is a very elongated rectangle.

Head

strong muscular and very well developed, it must be in excellent proportion with the structure and development of the body.
The skull must have a square shape with straight lines both in the over head and in the cheeks and the shape of the skull is a cube, also the muzzle, developed and strong has the shape of a second smaller cube that intersects with the larger cube of the skull, the side view must be a large square where a smaller square is born at the base.
The profile is curved never straight, the line of the nasal bridge must be as parallel as possible to the line of the overhead with the tip of the nose straight, the Roman profile is a mistake.
The very structured and strong chin is well aligned with the tip of the nose vertically.
The neck is of medium length and never very strong in structure.

Eyes

oval in shape, very open and well lateral, slightly slanted and the outer part of the eye is at the height of the outer part of the ear.
The look a little absent from the particular expression of a dreamer to this cat.

Ears

large and very open at the base, they are carried high on the head.The perfect position would be a straight vertical line on the outer part of the ear, normally adult males after developing the cheek muscles bring the ears a little oblique.
It is appreciable to have large ears with the tuft of hair on the tips just rounding off, like the lynx.

coat

long, heavy, drooping must have sufficient undercoat, to the silky touch and longer in the hips and neck, shorter on the shoulders, slightly fat which helps this cat to withstand cold and humid temperatures of the Maine forests.

Tail

very long, it must completely cover the length of the whole body full of long, falling hair.
Very wide at the base and the tip is slightly rounded.

Colors

Chocolate - lavender - cinnamon and Fawn and all point varieties - mink and sepia, Shaded and chinchilla are not allowed

Solids

White (w)

Pure white without yellow or dirty shades.
Nose skin and pink fingertips.
Eye color yellow - green - leather - blue - odd eyes.

black (n)

Deep black from base to tip, the undercoat should not be lighter in color.
Nose skin and very dark black or brown fingertips.
Eye color yellow - green - leather

Blue

Uniform blue from base to tip, the undercoat should not be lighter in color.
Nose skin and fingertips blue.
Eye color yellow - green - leather.

Red (d)

Uniform red from base to tip, the undercoat should not be lighter in color.
tabby designs are only allowed on the head and tail.
Brick red nose skin and brick red or pink fingertips.
Eye color yellow - green - leather.

Cream (e)

Uniform cream from base to tip, the undercoat should not be lighter in color.
tabby designs are only allowed on the head and tail.
Old pink nose skin and pink fingertips.
Eye color yellow - green - leather

Torti (f)

Deep black from base to tip with red spots mixed together, the undercoat should not be lighter in color.
Nose skin and black or black and cream fingertips.
Eye color yellow - green - leather.

Cream blue (g)

Uniform blue from base to tip with cream spots mixed together, the undercoat should not be lighter in color.
Nose skin and blue or blue and cream fingertips.
Eye color yellow - green - leather.

Tabby Blotched (22) (n-a-d-e-f-g)

Apricot or pale apricot color base, fur color in the genetic color of the cat, on the backbone 3 dark lines and on the sides and shoulders the typical butterfly wings design.
On the head M design and lateral lines to the eyes, on the neck from 1 to 2 dark rings, on the legs horizontal lines, the chin and around the eyes the base color is much lighter but not white, and on the ears there must be finger print .
In the blotched twisted tabby variety, red spots will mixed with the design.
On the tail dark rings well spaced and separated with a dark tip.
The belly with small spotted.
The nose always has skin colored from brick red to pink and bordered in the genetic color of the cat.
The eyes are always bordered in the genetic color of the cat.
The fingertips are black-blue-chocolate - lilac - pink according to the genetic color of the cat.

Tabby Mackerel (23) (n-a-d-e-f-g)

Apricot or pale apricot color base, fur color in the cat's genetic color, on the spine 1 dark line and on the sides and shoulders the typical mackerel design, lines that start from the spine to the base of the belly.
On the head M design and lateral lines to the eyes, on the neck 1 dark ring, on the legs horizontal lines, the chin and around the eyes the base color is much lighter but not white, and on the ears there must be finger print.
In the twisted tabby mackerel variety, red spots will mix with the design.
On the tail dark rings well spaced and separated with a dark tip.
The belly with small spotted.
The nose always has skin colored from brick red to pink and bordered in the genetic color of the cat.
The eyes are always bordered in the genetic color of the cat.
The fingertips are black-blue-chocolate - lilac - pink according to the genetic color of the cat.

Tabby Spotted (24) (n-a-d-e-f-g)

Apricot or pale apricot color base, fur color in the genetic color of the cat, on the backbone many small spotted aligned and on the sides and shoulders the typical spotted design that starts from the spine to the base of the belly.
On the head, M design and lateral lines to the eyes, on the neck 1 dark ring, on the small spotted legs, the chin and around the eyes the base color is much lighter but not white, and on the ears there must be finger print.
In the twisted spotted tabby variety, red spots will mixed with the design.
On the tail dark rings well spaced and separated with a dark tip.
The belly with small spotted.
The nose always has skin colored from brick red to pink and bordered in the genetic color of the cat.
The eyes are always bordered in the genetic color of the cat.
The fingertips are black-blue-chocolate - lilac - pink according to the genetic color of the cat.

Tabby Ticked (25) (n-a-d-e-f-g)

Apricot or pale apricot color base, fur color in the genetic color of the cat, no streaks or patterns but only a dotted pattern on the whole body from the shoulders, the typical to the base of the belly.
On the head M design and lateral lines to the eyes, on the neck no design is desirable but if there was the ring design it does not present a big problem, on the legs no design is desirable but if there was the striped design it does not present a big problem, the chin and around the eyes the base color is much lighter but not white, and on the ears there must be strong impressions.
In the twisted tabby ticked variety, red spots will mingle with the design.
On the tail no design is desirable with the dark tip.
The belly no design is desirable but if there were small spotted it is not a big problem.
The nose always has skin colored from brick red to pink and bordered in the genetic color of the cat.
The eyes are always bordered in the genetic color of the cat.
The fingertips are black-blue-chocolate - lilac - pink according to the genetic color of the cat.

Silver Tabby Blotched (s) (22) (n-a-d-e-f-g)

White base, fur color in the genetic color of the cat, 3 dark lines on the backbone and the typical butterfly wings design on the sides and shoulders.
On the head M design and lateral lines to the eyes, on the neck from 1 to 2 dark rings, on the legs horizontal lines, the chin and around the eyes the base color is white, and on the ears there must be strong impressions.
In the blotched twisted tabby variety, red spots will mixed with the design.
On the tail dark rings well spaced and separated with a dark tip.
The belly with small spotted.
The nose always has skin colored from brick red to pink and bordered in the genetic color of the cat.
The eyes are always bordered in the genetic color of the cat.
The fingertips are black-blue-chocolate - lilac - pink according to the genetic color of the cat.

Silver Tabby Mackerel (s) (23) (n-a-d-e-f-g)

White base, fur color in the genetic color of the cat, on the spine 1 dark line and on the sides and shoulders the typical mackerel design, lines that start from the spine to the base of the belly.
On the head, M design and lateral lines to the eyes, on the neck 1 dark ring, on the legs horizontal lines, the chin and around the eyes the base color is white, and on the ears there must be finger print.
In the twisted tabby mackerel variety, red spots will mix with the design.
On the tail dark rings well spaced and separated with a dark tip.
The belly with small spotted.
The nose always has skin colored from brick red to pink and bordered in the genetic color of the cat.
The eyes are always bordered in the genetic color of the cat.
The fingertips are black-blue-chocolate - lilac - pink according to the genetic color of the cat.

Silver Tabby Spotted (s) (24) (n-a-d-e-f-g)

Base color white, color of the hair in the genetic color of the cat, on the spine many small spotted aligned and on the sides and shoulders the typical spotted design that starts from the spine to the base of the belly.
On the head, M design and lateral lines to the eyes, on the neck 1 dark ring, on the small spotted legs, the chin and around the eyes, the base color is white, and on the ears there must be finger print.
In the twisted spotted tabby variety, red spots will mixed with the design.
On the tail dark rings well spaced and separated with a dark tip.
The belly with small spotted.
The nose always has skin colored from brick red to pink and bordered in the genetic color of the cat.
The eyes are always bordered  in the genetic color of the cat.
The fingertips are black-blue-chocolate - lilac - pink according to the genetic color of the cat.

Silver Tabby Ticked (s) (25) (n-a-d-e-f-g)

White base, fur color in the genetic color of the cat, no streaks or patterns but only a dotted pattern on the whole body from the shoulders, the typical to the base of the belly.
On the head M design and lateral lines to the eyes, on the neck no design is desirable but if there was the ring design it does not present a big problem, on the legs no design is desirable but if there was the striped design it does not present a big problem, the chin and around the eyes the base color is white, and on the ears there must be finger print.
In the twisted tabby ticked variety, red spots will mixed with the design.
On the tail no design is desirable with the dark tip.
The belly no design is desirable but if there were small spotted it is not a big problem.
The nose always has skin colored from brick red to pink and bordered in the genetic color of the cat.
The eyes are always bordered in the genetic color of the cat.
The fingertips are black-blue-chocolate - lilac - pink according to the genetic color of the cat.

Smoke (s) (n-a-d-e-f-g)

Genetic color of the cat with the base of the hair 1/3 white, the undercoat must be white even where the hair is shorter, on the head and on the legs.
Nose skin black - blue - black and cream - blue and cream - brick red - antique pink.
Fingertips black - blue - black and cream - nice and cream - antique pink - pale pink.
Eye color yellow - green - leather

Van (01) (22-23-24-25) (s) (n-a-d-e-f-g)

The amount of white in this variety must not be less than 80%, only the ears and the tail will be colored and only another small spot is allowed.
So the genetic color of the cat will be expressed only in the colored areas, Agouti cats are also allowed, therefore Tabbies in the 4 varieties, silver tabby in the 4 varieties and smoke.
Usually the skin of the nose and the fingertips are pink because they are located in the white area of the hair but it could happen that the nose can be colored in the genetic color of the cat.
All eye colors are allowed

Harlequin (02) (22-23-24-25) (s) (n-a-d-e-f-g)

The amount of white in this variety must not be less than 40%, there will be spots of color scattered all over the body.
So the genetic color of the cat will be expressed only in the colored areas, Agouti cats are also allowed, therefore Tabbies in the 4 varieties, silver tabby in the 4 varieties and smoke.
Usually the skin of the nose and the fingertips are pink because they are located in the white area of the hair but it could happen that the nose can be colored in the genetic color of the cat if the color spot involves the nose.
All eye colors are allowed

Bicolor (03) (22-23-24-25) (s) (n-a-d-e-f-g)

The amount of white in this variety must not be less than 20%, therefore the color part must not exceed 80%, the mask on the face in the shape of an inverted V, the white neck, chest and belly are desirable.
The genetic color of the cat will be expressed only in the colored areas, Agouti cats are also allowed, therefore Tabbies in the 4 silver tabby varieties in the 4 varieties and smoke.
Usually the skin of the nose and the fingertips are pink because they are located in the white area of the hair but it could happen that they can be colored in the genetic color of the cat if the color spot involves the nose and paws.
All eye colors are allowed.