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A polydactyl Maine coon is a Maine Coon in every characteristic and with extra toes. This word means multi-toed with extra-large paws. They can walk through snow more easily, hence another nick-name of snowshoe cat; but most often though, they are simply called polys. 

A natural anomaly, the polydactyl dominate gene in Maine Coons is a simple autosomal, meaning not linked to a dominate gene.  The Pd gene is a harmless genetic trait that is not to be associated with other anomalies. Because of this, you must have a polydactyl parent to have a polydactyl kitten.

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