A Guide to Black Smoke Maine Coon Cats

A Guide to Black Smoke Maine Coon Cats

What is a Black Smoke Maine Coon?

Distinguished by their 'black smoke' coat of fur, Black Smoke Maine Coons are simply one of many unique-looking Maine Coons. 

Often called gentle giants, Maine Coons are large cats with affectionate and playful personalities. The Maine Coon is the largest domesticated cat breed, native to Maine, United States. 

The Main Coon was originally a working farm cat with natural hunting instincts. This breed maintains a solid, muscular structure with a heavy coat which allows them the ability to endure harsh winter climates. 

Main Coons can be found in various solid colours and tabby patterns. For more Maine Coon cat colours, refer to the Maine Coon Cat standards sheets by Cat Fanciers' Associations.


Black Smoke Maine Coon Features

  • Heavy but silky long fur coat - Black fur with a white undercoat
  • Lion-like muzzle/chin (and sometimes a ruff around the neck)
  • Large, pointy ears with fur that extends out from the ears and ear tips
  • Large, intense yellow/gold eyes (Most common eye colour in the Maine Coon breed). Maine Coon kittens have blue eyes which in time become yellow or gold in colour. 
  • Muscular, broad chest
  • Long, thick and fluffy tail


What is a Maine Coon Cats Full Grown Size?

The Maine Coon is the largest domesticated cat breed. Unlike other cat breeds, the Main Coon is a slow grower, reaching full size between 3 and 5 years old. 

Males: 13-18 lbs

Females: 8-12 lbs

Average Height (full size): 10-16 inches

Average Length (full size): 38 inches

Adorable small kittens at first, it's hard to believe the transformation into full grown giant cats.

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How Long do Maine Coon Cats Live?

The average life expectancy for Maine Coon cats is 12.5 years. Generally a healthy breed, Maine Coon cats typically live anywhere from 10 to 15 years. Naturally, various factors will affect a cat's life expectancy including; diet, exercise and overall health. 


Do Maine Coon Cats Make Good Pets? 

Maine Coons make for excellent pets with their adaptability and friendly demeanor. Intelligent cats, Maine Coons are also considered more easily trainable. They are the perfect choice for first-time pet owners, families, and homes with dogs or existing cats.  


Should I Get a Black Smoke Maine Coon?

With their large size, Maine Coons need a home with plenty of space to exercise and be cats. Sizable cat trees and perches are a must. 

Black Smoke Maine Coons are not as common as some of the other Maine Coon variations, which in my opinion makes them a very desirable pet. They are beautiful cats with a unique smokey coat of fur and distinctive lion-like facial features. It's hard not to want one! Looks aside, if you would enjoy having a friendly dog-like cat around, and are ready to commit to daily grooming, a Black Smoke Maine Coon is definitely worth considering. 


Owners Guide for Maine Coon Cats

Want to learn more about Maine Coon cats? Expert breeder, Rosemary Kendall in collaboration with other top breeders wrote the ultimate owners guide for Maine Coon cats. Get expert knowledge about Maine Coons and how to care for them through all stages of life, from kitten to old age. 

 Maine Coon Cats - The Owners Guide from Kitten to Old Age - Buying, Caring for, Grooming, Health, Training, and Understanding Your Maine Coon



Black Smoke Instagram Accounts to Follow

Finally, I leave you with some Instagram accounts where you can gaze at beautiful Black Smokes that'll make you wish you had one.

Here are a couple of the very few follow-worthy Instagram accounts dedicated to Black Smoke Maine Coon pets:



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Comments (1)

  • Sage on Jan 12, 2021

    Such beautiful cats! Thanks for the post and Instagram links!

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