Maturity for a Maine Coon comes at about 4 years of age. Dani is now 2.5 years old. At a year old she weighed 16.5 lbs. but now she has reached the epic weight of twenty!
For a female, this is quite large indeed -- more in line with the males of this breed.
This picture shows Dani standing in the front porch chair. You can see how tall she is.
"I doan mind it at tall" says Dani, because of the advantages that her height gives her.
Oddly enough, I chose a female Maine Coon this time round because I thought her size would be limited to around 15 lbs. or so -- easier to pick up and carry if necessary. Little did I realize what would come to pass as she's anything but little!
Dani is really one for the books. Even her breeder says of all the female Maine Coons he has bred, he hasn't had many that reach the 20 lb. mark at only two years of age.
I actually shudder to think how much more she might grow in the next couple of years. As far as I'm concerned, Twenty is Plenty!