What Is a Calico Maine Coon?

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A calico Maine coon is a Maine coon with a predominantly white coat that has patches of at least two other colors, such as orange or black. A calico pattern is also referred to as a tortoiseshell-and-white pattern. Due to a link to the X chromosome, most calicoes are female.

The Maine coon is a cat breed native to America. It was named after the state where it gained notice. The long-haired double coat of the Maine coon allows it to thrive in wintry conditions that other cats would not tolerate well. Some Maine coons, however, have considerably shorter hair. The Maine coon is a hardy, very large breed that is known for its intelligence and friendliness.