Maine Coons rank among the largest breeds of domestic cats. Some men weigh up to 35 pounds (16 kilograms), and sometimes they are heavier than that. It is still unknown how they came into existence, but there are some myths about their nature, and one of them has to do with a crossbreed between cats and raccoons.
Almost a century ago, the Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, made a bid to save the Turkish Angora Cat from extinction. Unfortunately, she was never able to come to the US, but the cats apparently found their way to Wiscasset, Maine and started breeding there.