has been a registered cattery since its inception in 2001. We
are located in Ledyard,
Connecticut, near Mystic and New London and about two-and-a-half
hours from New York City. Our goal is to
improve, preserve and protect the Maine Coon Cat.
Our motto is, "Beautiful Cats, Inside and Out." We
have found the Maine Coon breed to be a beautiful addition to
our family, one that will greet you at the door, follow you
around the house, and provide constant companionship. Our cats are an integral part
of the family that includes a dog and chickens, although the
chickens live outside.
litter has a theme used to give the kittens call names so we have a personal way to identify them for
the 3 months they live with us. Maine Coon kittens are born in the bedroom and run amuck
in the house (under supervision) after first vaccinations. Kittens are never kept in cages.
We successfully show our Maine Coon cats and kittens,
primarily in The
International Cat Association (TICA). Make sure you check out the
page to see current and past winners.
We utilize the latest medical screening methods in the
Dracoonfly breeding program to prevent knowingly passing on
unhealthy genes in our lines. As ultrasound is still the most effective
method of screening for
hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM),
we have the hearts of our breeding cats echoed every 1-2 years
by a Board Certified Cardiologist as well as utilize DNA test to check for one of the
genetic mutations found to be responsible for causing HCM. For most of
our kittens, not only are the sire and dam screened normal, but
so are the grandparents, great-grandparents, and other
relatives. Documentation of the parents'
heart screenings is provided to each kitten buyer. No breeder can absolutely guarantee a cat's heart won't develop
heart disease, but we are more comfortable knowing that our breeding
cats have normal, healthy hearts.
(PK) Deficiency is historically more common in the Abyssinian
and Somali cats, the disease has been found in our breed as well
as others. Beginning in May 2014, we began testing our
breeding cats for PK Deficiency at UC Davis to determine if any
were carriers. Results are posted with the other test
information under each cat's picture. We now have the
knowledge to prevent inadvertently breeding a carrier to another
kittens will be spayed or neutered before
leaving us at the age of 12 weeks. Micro-chipping is
recommended at the time of the kitten's surgery. We do not
We take pride in
having earned CFA's Cattery of Excellence and
TICA's Outstanding Cattery designations every year since
2005 as well as being
breeder members of MCBFA (Maine Coon Breeders and Fanciers
Association). Sharon is the Northeast Regional
Director of MCBFA and also serves on the CFA Maine Coon Breed