Welcome to Aoi Neko Maine Coons

Aoi Neko is a small hobby cattery located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Washington State. My Maine Coon cattery is registered with both The International Cat Association (TICA) and the Cat Fancy Association (CFA).  Kittens are typically registered through TICA.

The cattery is named in honor of my mother, who was from Japan and my first Maine Coon, which was a blue silver mackerel tabby. As I think back even further, my very first cat ever, though not a Maine Coon, was a domestic long haired, solid blue boy, found in a shed. So my cattery name, is also in honor of my love of blue cats.

Aoi Neko (pronounced Owie Neck Oh) is Japanese for Blue Cat.

I strive to breed cats that are within the breed standard, are healthy, happy and hopefully in the dilute color of blue.  

I do the best that I can to ensure you will have a companion that is with you for well into their teens.  Obviously, no on can guarantee a lifespan, but as a breeder there are some things I can do to evaluate the health of my cattery.

Prior to breeding all cats are DNA tested to ensure they are free from the genetic defects of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PK-Def) and the MYBPC3 gene associated with Hyertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) .  Additionally,  cats in  the breeding program are routinely screed by echocardiogram by a board certified veterinary cardiologist to be clear of HCM.

Hip x-rays to evaluate potential hip dysplasia are also planned when age appropriate.  Those results should be up on the page by the end of this year.

To help me maintain my focus on the breed standard, I spend some time showing in the TICA Northwest Region. You may find me in a TICA show in Washington State and occasionally in Oregon or Canada. If you find yourself at a TICA show in the area, drop in and say hello.

There are many, many Maine Coon breeders and many more cropping up daily. 

If I can leave you wth one bit of advice as you navigate through your search. Please take the time to research the breed and the breeder to ensure you received a healthy, life long compantion

Thank you for stopping by my  page.  Since I only have 1 or 2 litters each year, I realize the wait is too long for many. 

I hope you find the information here useful and that you find that purrfect Maine Coon to join your family.

You can also follow the cats on social media.  Photos are often posted on Instagram #aoinekomc and on Facebook. 

 

 

 

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This cattery has not been inspected by and is not endorsed by The International Cat Association, Inc.

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