If you have a black Maine coon cat, then you already know that you can easily lose that cat when it’s nighttime. But in that darkness, you will see the dazzling black shiny eyes of the black Maine coon cats.

“Black Maine Coons are one of the most popular Maine Coon cat colorings to own. They are relatively common and classified into four color classes: solid, bi-color, shaded and smoke, shaded/smoke, and white color class. A famous black silver Maine Coon, known as RW GC Sarajen Oliver Underfoot of Maggismaines, was honored as a loving cat therapist.”

“Black Maine Coon cats have a dominant black-fur gene along with traits of purebred Maine Coons. They have all black fur or black and smoke color combinations with gold eyes. Black Maine Coon cats are rare compared to other coat colors and patterns. The coat of a Black Maine Coon is between $1000 – $2500 for kittens and adults.”

If you wanna know more about this unique and majestic cat, then keep on reading this article and scroll through this article.

Can Maine Coon Cats Be All Black?

Can Maine Coon Cats Be All Black

Yes, Maine Coon cats can be of all black colors. The color black is a very rare coat color when it comes to Maine Coon cats, but this color is only available on certain breeds of the cat.

But the color will be like that if the dominant color of the black gene is present. So if you want a fully black Maine Coon then you should get a purebred Maine Coon only.

Just like the American shorthair cat and many others, there are various different solid colors of the Maine Coon cats present, such as white, red, black, and grey.

How To Identify A Black Maine Coon Cat?

How To Identify A Black Maine Coon Cat

There is a specific way to identify a Maine Coon, according to Cat Fanciers Association, a Black MIne Coon can be classified into the four following color classes.

  • Solid Color Class
  • Bi-Color Color Class
  • Shaded & Smoke Color Class
  • Shaded / Smoke & White Color Class
Color ClassColor Requirements
Solid Color Class(Name: Black)Paws are brown or black. There is no rust color on the tip of the fur.No smokey undercoat coloring. The fur should be of solid black coat from root to tip. Black Nose.
Bi-Color Color Class(Name: Black & White)May have the color white on their face.Combination of black and white colors. Have white on the belly, bib, and all four paws.
Shaded & Smoke Color Color Class(Name: Black Smoke)Whilst resting, the cat will look black. When moving, the white undercoat is visible. The paw pads are black in color. Light silver ear tufts and frill. Maine coon has a whiter undercoat, deeply tipped with black. Has a narrow band of white fur next to their skin, which can is seen when the fur is parted. The nose length is black in color.
Shaded / Smoke & White Color Class(Name: Black Smoke & White)With or without any white on their face.Has white on the bib and belly.Must have white on all four paws.

Black Maine Coon Size

We all know that the Maine Coon is the world’s largest domesticated cat, with one exception, which is the Norwegian Forest Cat. In the United States, the Maine Coon is known as the ‘gentle giant’ because of its large size and laid back personality.

1. Maine Coon Size Table

The table below shows the size of a Maine Coon, both in inches and cm.

GenderLengthHeightWeight
Male19 – 40 inches48 – 101 cm10 – 16 inches25 – 40 cm15 – 25 lbs6.8 – 11.3 kg
Female19 – 40 inches48 – 101 cm8 – 14 inches20 – 35 cm8 – 12 lbs3.6 – 5.4 kg

2. Black Maine Coon Length

The main feature of the Maine Coon is that the shape of the cat should be a long rectangular body. Their body should be muscular and long and not squished in any way possible.

When it comes to the length, there is no difference between the length of male and female Maine Coons.

How Much Is A Black Maine Coon?

When it comes to the price of a Maine Coon cat, there are certain criteria to it, like age, color, and gender, and especially the cat has to be a purebred Maine Coon. There is a range of prices that the Maine Coon is known for.

AgeGenderColorApproximate Price
KittenMaleBlack$1000 – $2000
AdultMaleBlack$700 – $1500
KittenFemaleBlack$1000 – $2000
AdultFemaleBlack$800 – $1200
KittenMaleBlack Smoke$1700 – $2500
AdultMaleBlack Smoke$1100 – $1700
KittenFemaleBlack Smoke$1100 – $1500
AdultFemaleBlack Smoke$1000 – $1300

Caring For A Black Maine Coon

When it comes to taking care of a Black Maine Coon, there are a few things you need to do to take care of your cat.

1. Nutrition

These black Maine coons are naturally larger in size, even if they are only a few weeks old. It is very important to know that your Maine Coon doesn’t get overweight, so a balanced diet is very important.

So you should be very careful while feeding them. A balanced diet of high protein with portion control depends on the age of the cat.

Veterinarians suggest that the Maine Coons should eat at least three to four times a day with wet cat food. You can also feed them additional supplements or vitamins and minerals.

2. Grooming

When you have a black Maine Coon, you should understand that they need to be groomed quite frequently. Since they have longer fur brushing their fur on a daily basis is very important. If you don’t brush them daily, the fur will get matted pretty easily.

When you are cleaning your cat’s ears, you should clean them at least once a week. Clean the ears with a soft cloth and warm water to clean the visible areas of the ear. Never use a Q-tip.

3. Exercise

If you wish to keep your Maine Coon indoors, it is important that you encourage them to exercise in between their play time for at least ten to fifteen minutes every day. You can try getting them a large cat tree for their indoor activities. 

It will provide them the place to climb, flex their muscles, and scratch. You have to select their toys carefully so that they do not get bored or stressed in any way.

4. Health

Maine Coon can get affected by various genetic conditions. But there is nothing specific that affects black Maine Coons only. It is best if you get a Maine Coon from a trusted breeder who would be able to provide you with the documents that the cat you are taking home has tested negative for the genetic conditions. Do not go to those non-registered backyards, and discourage anyone who you know is involved in those kinds of practices.

5. Personality and temperament

Well, to be precise, the personalities of all Maine Coons are the same. The Black Maine Coonis are friendly, highly intelligent, goofy, sociable, and family-friendly in nature. It is often said that the personality of the Black Maine Coon is like a dog because of their mannerism and because of their highly vocal character. They are often considered as the best cat breed in the whole world.

Can a Black Maine Coon change their color?

Well, if you are thinking of the same very question, then yes, black Maine Coons can change color because of two possible reasons.

Tyrosine deficiency

Some black Maine Coon change their color to rusty brown when they have a deficiency in the enzyme tyrosine. This particular enzyme is responsible for the production of Eumelanin, a dark black/brown melanin, the picture which actually makes their fur black, and thus, the deficiency of this enzyme leads to the fade of their black color.

Melanin protects cats from the sun. So, if you are aware that your cat has this condition, then take good care of them as they will be prone to auburn. Give them prepared cat food, which is rich in taurine, and would help them with with their condition. But if their color is fading even after giving them a proper balanced diet, then take them to a doctor.

Sun-bleached

There are possibilities that a black Maine Coon can fade their color because of the sun. sun can bleach their fur and turn their coat from black to brown. So it is best to keep them protected from sunburn.

Wrapping Up!

Now that you know a lot about the Black Maine Coon, then you pretty well understand that owning a Maine Coon is a big deal.

Then you can decide on your own if you wanna own a Maine Coon or not. So if you think that this article was helpful for you then you should give this article a like and comment down below.

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