It is a privilege to be accepted as FULL BREEDER MEMBERS in MCBFA (Maine Coon Breeders & Fanciers Association) and we uphold the standards of excellent breeding practices. We never purposely set out to become Breeders, it was a gradual process we naturally defaulted to after getting involved with SHOWING cats as a hobby and buying Maine Coons as companion pets. We have an absolute love for the Maine Coon, anybody that has ever met us can tell you our deep respect for America’s only true native breed and largest domestic cat in the world. Our motivation is centered on preserving some of the oldest and most reputable breeding lines which have become most intimate to us since initiating our own program. Health is always first while delightful dispositions and show quality characteristics are additional pursuits.  Making an unusually special connection between a kitten and its’ human is at the heart of  our breeding program!  RoyalLions has a limited number of carefully planned breedings a year between parents of  reputable Nationally recognized  lines screened for hip dysplasia and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy via genetic/DNA testing and/or echocardiogram by Board Certified Veterinarian Cardiologists. All breeding Cats go through a specific panel of health screenings and evaluations before they are ever used to produce a litter. Our ambition is to sustain the future livelihood of this extraordinary breed but also to decrease the risk of these diseases . We believe in quality Maine Coon kittens raised and placed in responsible homes therefore, we do not sell to pet stores nor do we ship or have kittens raised “off-site”. RoyalLions does not grant pet buyers breeding rights to prevent unethical care and improper housing of breeding cats that often sadly end up in cages. Unaltered cats usually require very special accommodations that many just  fail to provide. The placement of breeding cats must be mutually approved by our associated catteries and meet our stringent requirements. We intentionally limit the number of breedings a year (1 per Queen max.) so kittens are better cared for and socialized and the Queens are not unethically used as machines. We prefer an approachable yet semi feral expression, that of a wild lynx or bobcat that just stepped out of the woods. We do not respect those breeders, especially who have exaggerated the typing of the Maine Coon to achieve the excessively extreme look that is being highly marketed and exploited via social media, this is often achieved by importing foreign lines of no significance, history, or reputability.  Offspring produced via high inbreeding exponentially predisposes cats to a host of serious health problems. We do not find the muzzles that mimic a boxer or Pitbull attractive. The most beautiful Maine Coon is finely balanced. The disparity between the semi feral expression and sweet teddy bear disposition is what deeply attracts us to the Maine Coon cat and what pleasantly intrigues our friends and visitors!

Breeding Nobility

The smallest feline is a masterpiece

...Leonardo de Vinci

Solid Black : Martin, Luther, King,

Brown Classic (Coal) Tabbies: Junior, Brach, Oreo

Born Jan. 19, 2009  MLK Day Litter


Tarzy’s Dinner Buffet

Redford the Mid-Wife  mourns over the lost kitten

Redford Comforting FirePaw

after she delivered  a single still-birth

FirePaw gives birth too 3 healthy kittens 

Her next litter, all weighing 5-6 oz.

Redford is happy again and delivers

the birth announcement!

Baby Chester


Socializing Chester

America’s Top Models: the Many Looks

of our Runway Girls

Cats often come decorated with designs that even Picasso might envy….Paul Galico    



1/2 Dozen of Fun!

Countdown to Greatness Litter

Left to Right:   Snoopy, Snuggly, Squeaky,

Skippy, Spooky, Sassy

“In the Nick of  Time”  Litter

Born 12/31/08

RazzleDazzle, RocketMan, Rolie Polie

Scarlet O’Harris




Victoria Secret


Lunar Eclipse

Big Kahuna

The Creature


Hurricane Gang Litter

Thunder, SunKiss, RipTide

Born on the 1st Day of

Hurricane Season  6/1/10

“A Mother’s Love”

FirePaw and Baby Thunder

A Sneak Peek into the Birthing  Ward …  and Hands-On Socialization…..Ssshhh!!!

Head Nurse

Cats… never strike a pose that isn’t photogenic.

                   Lillian Jackson Brown

Everybody Needs

a Good Nap!

Cream Puff

Feryl Streep



First  Thunderstorm

A Boy’s First Kiss

A drink for the road.

BlueElla still nursing at 16 weeks!

Proud Puma with 6 baby Panthers!


With the joy of kittens born we also experience the incredible but inescapable grief of those few lost to birth defects. We never give up on them until the Lord takes them in his own timing and we always involve our veterinarian.  We never stop loving them nor do we forget them. Brown Bear (aka Stumpy, above) and Arabella, our one eyed pirate girl below, will live in our hearts forever and we shall meet again, and they will be perfect!

THE MEMORY  of the ones lost that take a piece of our heart….

Nothing in this life is eternal  except LOVE

Surprise Egg Nog 





“It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens that, whatever you say to them, they always purr”  

..Lewis  Carroll

The Toddler Stage  (SilverBells Litter)

Baby Beretta

Hungry Jack gets Butterfly Kisses!

Kitty Glam: Furalina Jolie, Cindee Clawford,

Sean Coonery, Feryl Streep

How Hershey Kiss got his Name!


Furalina Jolie


Cindee Clawford (Dede)



The Female Maine Coon Cat, unlike other species in the animal kingdom, come in a more vast array of dramatic colors than the male cat! For instance, you cannot have a male  torbie or tortie as seen on right.

the Creature





Batman, the runt who was told he’d never make it…

but he did! He also ended up as one of the biggest in the litter after going home.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

just don’t hurt me

The Holiday Treats” Litter   ….

Our beloved “Batman”  defied the odds and was worth losing all that sleep! Boy, was he hard to let go of!

Above ~ 1 Day Old

Bullet wanting snuggles

Grete in toy heaven!

Planning an Escape

Lily was born with a growth abnormality that stunned doctors. It was suggested that we euthanize her at a young 3 weeks old (shown on left) as she would hypothetically have a lifetime of bladder and kidney issues. Instead, we took her home, gave her a chance to develop and enjoy being part of her litter. By 16 weeks she was brought back to the vet for a follow up exam and all of her  physiological defects has disappeared. Lily passed all of her testing and later went home with her  sister/littermate Buttercup and another RoyalLions(Tatertot) free of charge and is living a full life in  Tennessee with her new mom who offered to do whatever she could for Lily even before she was healed.

A leap of faith………

But, MIRACLES can still happen !

Below: Buttercup provided moral support during Lily’s vet visits. They always went together and now reside in  the same home as forever siblings. We are grateful to Brandi Epperson for being a human mom that provides total unconditional love!

Perhaps, this was a miracle. Perhaps, we believe in the impossible, the chance that God can heal and make things better even with our pets. This is never a possibility if you snuff out a life prematurely

It has been said that the feline is the best example of motherhood of any species. During our breeding program we have witnessed the incredible bond a female cat has for her young, the protective instinct, their role in discipline and socialization and their innate desire to care for their young beyond what is imaginable. It’s been truly a blessing to witness this fascinating dance between mother and baby as each kitten matures and develops into its own  beautiful being and why we keep ours longer so that we don’t force premature weaning or interfere with the natural letting go process. We have seen  our kittens more ready to fly on moving day, more confident and well adjusted and better able to bond with the next family, and we have seen stronger immunity and health!

Our beautiful Bella Enchanted on far right with her two daughters: Coco and Silky of our Dark Sugar litter. Bella has been retired and is now living with her two girls in Tampa, FL where she is a beloved family member. We are grateful to Dr. John Masiello and Diane Masiello, Ph,D and their two sweet daughters for opening their home to Bella whom we cherished with all of our hearts and had such a hard time letting go of. But, we knew she would be better in a home of her own where she would receive much more individual love and attention.

Coco & Silky while they were with us.

On right, at the vet!

Sweet Motherhood...

‘No Papparazzi!”

Daughters and Mother (far right) all reside together now with Dr. John Masiello and Diane Masiello, Ph.D in Tampa, FL .

The minute they heard that momma Bella was retiring, they jumped at the chance of providing the mother of their two girls a forever home.

DandeeLion was blessed with a litter of 8 kittens but couldn't provide enough milk for her little ones, Lion so we had to routinely supplement around the clock. Dandee was very relieved she could count on us!

Mtnest Crusher was an up and coming sire that we purchased from another breeder, he just wasn’t able to handle the surge of hormones once he reached 11 months old. His high levels of testosterone wreaked physiological havoc, creating multiple health issues, including serious stud tail and gingival hyperplasia. Shown above, he is  receiving laser treatment to save his tail which otherwise would have been amputated. Crusher was neutered and never used in our breeding program. Following recovery he was adopted as a beloved hairy son for:

Dr. Tonya Curtis, DVM (Mt. Dora, FL)

12 week old kittens (Einstein and Franklin), well adjusted and well fed, but daily supplementation was required to have this end result. Here they are shown happily waiting on the vet for vaccinations!

Healthy and Well Adjusted Kittens just don’t happen on their own!

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