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Rydalmaine Maine Coon Kittens For Sale.

Occasionally we have Maine Coon Kittens available to permanent loving show and pet homes. Our aim as Cat Breeders is to breed big, healthy Maine Coon Kittens with excellent type and temperament.

If you think you can offer a Rydalmaine Kitten a good home then please contact Judy by phone or email.

When enquiring about a kitten please give details about yourself, where you live etc

Email:

jstratton927@btinternet.com

Telephone:

01733 571260

Maine Coon Kittens

All our current kittens are reserved, more kittens
September/October 2017

Rydalmaine Cashmere  and Rydalmaine Blue Warrior 6 Blue Babies - All reserved.

 

Amber and Blue Warrior babies now three weeks old - All Reserved.

 

Rydalmaine Diamond in the Sky had three babies on the 16/7/2016  - All reserved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

River Dancers babies will be appearing in an advert airing on the 6th January 2015!

 

 

 

 

 

Our kittens are raised in the home as part of the family and will go to their new homes fully socialised around 13/14 weeks of age with -

  • Full complement of vaccinations at 10 and 13 weeks of age: flu, enteritis and leukaemia. Wormed and flea treated.
  • Veterinary health checks by our qualified veterinarian.
  • They will also micro chipped.
  • 4 weeks free pet insurance via Petplan.
  • Kitten Pack
  • Kittens are registered with  either Tica or  Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF)
  • They will leave home with a 4 or 5 generation pedigree.

All of our kittens when available are sold registered on the Non Active list, meaning they are for ‘Pet Only’ and cannot be bred from in any shape or form. However I may sell for breeding occasionally, but to approved homes only. Remember Rydalmaine Kittens leave home with a life times support should their new families need it. I am always at the other end of the phone should you need any advice or help.

Testimonials

A couple of months into the pleasure of having a Rydalmaine kitten in our lives, I wanted to take a moment to express our thanks and gratitude to Judy.

Prior to getting our ‘Milly’ we hadn’t had a kitten before although we had been lucky enough to have a rescue Maine Coon for a number of years so were completely in love with the breed.  When I first contacted Judy I think we probably spoke for ages on the phone!  She was very happy to listen to many stories about our last cat and our heartbreak at losing her the previous year.  We were pleased to be accepted onto the waiting list for a kitten and Judy was able to show us photos of all her cats and the previous litters so we could find the best match for our family.

We were offered a female tortie kitten from the Nutcracker litter (RM Ruby and Malachi).  From the moment she was born Judy kept us updated about her progress, with regular photos and videos.  We were able to meet her a week or so prior to her being old enough to come home and were greeted warmly on arrival.  What a treat this experience was!  We met both Mum and Dad cat and the whole litter.  It was abundantly clear that the litter (and all the other cats) were very well looked after, socialised and loved.  Our little girl was friendly and inquisitive and we were very grateful for this opportunity to bond with her and meet other owners of her brothers and sisters.  We were also given advice on how to settle the kittens in, including diet, toys etc and some samples to make sure we could safely transition the kittens into their new environments.

When we took Milly home she settled in pretty much immediately – I really couldn’t quite believe it to be honest and everyone that visited was equally surprised by how settled she was (I run a business from home so Milly met lots of people even on her first full day at home).  I think all the advice Judy had given and all the early socialisation paid dividends here!

Milly is a delight to have as part of our family and really fabulous company – we all love her to pieces.  Maine Coon’s are an amazing, intelligent, loyal and affectionate breed and Judy is the best of the best in terms of breeders and her passion and love for the kittens and cats shines through.  There is lots of support and advice available and a forum that enables us to interact with other RM owners and share photos etc – it feels like being part of a little community!  I hope to have another RM kitten at some point and wholeheartedly recommend Judy as a passionate, knowledgeable breeder who is totally committed to doing the right thing for her kittens.

Oh and by the way, if you have a stubborn ‘I don’t want a cat’ other half, well I did too and now he says things like…..

‘Do you think we could take her on holiday with us?’
‘I really love this little cat’
‘If you want to get some professional photographs taken, that’s fine as she is so cute!’

 

Your love & knowledge of these beautiful cats is second to none and I  echo the sentiments expressed by so many others lucky enough to have one of your kittens as part of their family.   
Almost a year ago, you helped me over several weeks to resolve a problem with one of my young Maine Coon kittens even though she was not one of yours. Your support continued when my 17 year old cat died, thank you xx. Then shortly before Christmas, you gave us your precious bundle of love & fluff known previously as Fire n Ice now called Freddie. In the first week we had him, he travelled 500 miles living in two homes & took it all in his stride, testament to the incredible start you gave him.  Freddie is intelligent, confident, loving & so full of fun. To us he is unique but in truth, all of your kittens are just like him thanks to the care & love you lavish on each & everyone of them in those important early weeks. Thank you to you & your family.
With love from us & Freddie
Anne & David Wren
xxxx

 

 

Rydalmaine Aura aka Susie. Owned by Jean and Family 23/10/2016

 


I was recommended to go to Judy at Rydalmaine by another breeder.  I was looking for a Maine Coon to give to my husband as a birthday present.  We had the pleasure of owning two boys, whose mother was a Maine Coon, which we got from Battersea, named Hugo and Boss who were two of the most beautiful cats we had ever owned (and we've owned about 20 in our married life) and they were both blue and white.  Their natures were gentle and playful and they were beautiful looking. Unfortunately they both died very young, Hugo (my cat) at 1½ years and Boss (my husband's) who lived till he was 5 and followed him everywhere.  The both died of congenital heart disease which we found could be prevalent in Maine Coons.  Hence the reason for the birthday present. 

When I got in touch with Judy I asked about the heart problems and she assured me that all her cats either tested negative to the responsible gene or were negative by parentage.  This immediately assured me and we asked to be put on her waiting list.  We originally wanted a male

blue and white kitten but they were in short supply!  We waited for several litters and eventually our turn came.  Judy contacted me and said there wasn't a kitten of the gender and colour we had asked for but that she had "a beautiful large girl" who she thought we would like.  She sent a picture and we were in love!  For the next 3 months we had regular updates and photos and videos and eventually our time came, first to visit and then to collect her.  We called her Susie and she is everything we hoped she'd be.  I feel Judy went above and beyond what we would expect and kept in touch every inch of the way.  Judy is still interested in how she is doing and I know I can contact her any time I have a query

I cannot think any breeder could be more responsible or more helpful than Judy was and I recommend her to anyone who asks about Susie. Thank you Judy for choosing our beautiful girl.

 

 

Hi Judy,
Millie has been with us for 1 year now, what a beautiful gorgeous girl, she has my husband wrapped right around her paw, he thinks he is in charge (nonsense) she is very close to him, where he is, she is. She came from beautiful parents who we were lucky to see when we collected her last July from Judy. Once she was born Judy kept us informed of her progress with emails photos videos etc. Millie has this gorgeous habit of sitting back on her back feet and looks like she's dancing waving her front paws over her head, she is so funny. She doesn't go outside, as the roads are very busy here close to London, but we have a fairly large house so she has plenty of room to run around. Our vet has told us nothing wrong having a house cat. When I look back to last year when this little ball of fluff joined our family, and I look at her now, what a stunning gorgeous girl she is. Congratulations and thank you Judy for introducing us to Chiara, who we know and love as  Millie.
Kind regards
Gwen x

 

When our handsome Mainecoon boy Merlin died after a long drawn out and heartbreaking illness, the whole family felt he was irreplaceable. After several months of grieving it became obvious to us that the household was in need of feline company once again. 

We knew that lovely Mainecoons were the breed for us so we started to research breeders on the internet, even speaking to some. Then we came across Judy's superb website and decided to give her a ring. Before we even discussed kittens Judy seemed very concerned about resolving cat bereavement and understood the process that the family was going through. It became evident through further conversations Judy's true dedication to the breeding of fine Mainecoon cats. As we had the experience, having owned two cats previously, Judy suggested that we have two kittens from the same litter. We decided to go for it and were put onto the waiting list. 

Judy kept us posted on the pregnancy and phoned soon after the birth of the litter we were assigned to. We were kept up to speed on the litter's development by both personal email and through the great social media that Judy manages. We were sent photos and videos of the whole litter and specifically the Boy & Girl that we had requested - gender and colourings having been discussed in numerous telephone conversations. 

After what seemed a long wait, having watched our kittens grow on screen, the kitten visit day arrived! On arrival Judy was so welcoming, showing us Mum, Dad and all the other Rydalmaine celebrities. We were then shown to the kitten room (as good as it sounds) to begin the bonding process and had a very long session playing and petting our new babies. Judy was most helpful with all of our queries and gave fantastic advice and suggestions in preparation. 

The day eventually came to pick up our kittens and once again Judy had all things professionally prepared. She talked us through all of the necessary paperwork and gave useful advice on the kitten's introduction to their new home. 

Rydalmaine Odin & Freyja (Rydalmaine August Sky) took little time to settle into our home and are two very happy, relaxed kittens. We believe that this is all thanks to the superb start in life given to them in their initial development by such a loving, dedicated breeder. It's clear that Judy spent a great deal of time nurturing our, and all other, litters making sure they were well adjusted with human company. As others have said we are so happy that we got a brother and sister, they play off of each other and the dynamic in the household is different and more special everyday. 

Now we are enjoying the inherent Mainecoon quirks; affection that knows no bounds and rascally playfulness. The kittens are growing at an incredible rate, hopefully into the gentle giants similar to those that hang out side of the kitten room. In adding to our own household we have joined a family, the Rydalmaine family, which is full of beautiful cats and camaraderie in their keeping.


We would not hesitate to recommend Judy as a breeder and we can only thank her for providing us with two gorgeous cats. 


Leigh, Hillary & Jenna 

 

Hi  Judy

Rydalmaine Kiwi and Frejya - Born 16/05/15

I first contacted Judy during my last tour working overseas in April of this year, I was due to finish my overseas work in June and rang Judy to enquire about future litters in time for my ‘retirement’ Summer and Blue’s litter was due mid-May. From the moment I spoke with Judy, I was instantly at ease and felt as if I was talking to someone I’d known for an age. Knowledgable, caring and most of all the future of her kittens comes first, oh, and incredibly patient with questions!!

We stayed in touch throughout Summer’s pregnancy and in the early stages of the litter being born. I had just landed back in the UK and was leaving the aircraft when I picked up a voicemail from Judy, asking if I would like the black female tortie (Frejya) and solid black boy (Kiwi)…needless to say, other passengers on the plane thought I was having a funny turn as I jumped and squeaked with delight, the only thing I could say to their shocked faces was  "….I have kittens!!!!”

I was due to pick the kittens up on 8 August 2015, in the run up to ‘Caturday’ Judy was in constant touch with pictures and videos and always there day and night for questions and conversations. Once the kittens had their first injections, visit day arrives…it is the single most delightful day, to meet Judy and all the stars of the Rydalmaine family.  I say family, because that’s exactly what it feels like, from the welcome and warmth of Judy, to the extended family of other Rydalmaine owners, they are all there for support, advice, pictures and friendship.

I cannot express in words how happy my gorgeous, clever, funny and down right daft kittens make me and my family. From the 3 am kisses to the 10pm cuddles, they are a credit to you, Judy. My vet commented that she had never met such well adjusted, confident kittens, that they were in beautiful health and perfect weights. Everyone who meets them is enchanted by them and rightly so. I am proud to be part of the family, and grateful you gave me the opportunity.

So thank you once again, much love from me, chirps and cuddles from Kiwi and Frejya XXXX

 

 

Victoria and Annie 29/5/2015. Rydalmaine Remy and Rydalmaine Libra

Hi Judy

Many thanks to you and to their cat parents for bringing Remy and Libra into the world, we are so happy and love them to bits. Its all the more wonderful that it seems to be reciprocated by them. They have always been very well adjusted and gentle, and that is testimony to yourself at Rydalmaine for the environment they were born into.

Its hard to express exactly how much we love them and how they have become such very kind, intelligent and loving friends to us. I never realised until now how intelligent and communicative, and sensitive, cats can be. Libra and Remy are their own individuals and have their own personalities which makes it all the more wonderful. Im pleased to say that they are very good for each other and are good friends to each other. Its lovely to see them play-wrestling (no claws out!) or hurtling round the house after each other and then grooming each other, and to hear them at night in the house chirping to each other to ensure they each know where the other is.

They roam the whole house and seem to have no special preferences for where or when they sleep. Sometimes they sleep together or near each other, sometimes apart. Both of them are very communicative vocally. Libra remains easily the bigger of the two, yet he is very gentle and slightly ‘goofy’. He thinks nothing of jumping onto, say, a pile of papers on a table and then rolling off it onto the floor when it does not take his weight!  Remy on the other hand is more dignified. He tends to watch, and then act, and I think of him as the philosopher of the two.

 

Hi Judy

Well we did it!  

Jonah took his PAT assessment on 2nd June 2014 at just 9 1/2 months old and passed with flying colours.  We are therefore very proud to announce Rydalmaine Jonah Lomu is now a fully qualified 'Pets as Therapy' Cat.  We are even more proud of him passing at such a young age and a lot of this credit is down to the beautiful , loving temperaments of your Rydalmaine Maine Coons, they are an absolute credit you and you should be very proud of this too.  We are now looking forward to sharing Jonah with others and changing their lives too as much as he has changed ours.  He is an absolute joy to share our home with and I know he will love all the cuddles he will get as a PAT Cat.

Thank you for everything.

Take care and let me know when would be a good time to pop and see you, with bring Jonah of course!

See you soon.

Love Sheila, Jason and PAT Cat Jonah xxx

 

Rydalmaine Connery - Andrea and Paul Green-Leicestershire  7/3/2014


We lost our Norwegian Forest Cat last November from a lengthy, sad battle with cancer and had always said we couldn't face another NFC so we had decided to look for a Maine Coon. I spent hours online looking at different breeders and Judy's site clearly showed her love for the breed and care of her kittens. I rang Judy initially for advice about rehoming a cat from another breeder as someone new to the breed. Judy and I chatted for an hour about the loss of our lovely boy and our thoughts about this cat. The rehoming didn't happen as we had dogs and so I let Judy know we would love to be on her kitten list for the future.
Very soon after this Judy rang to say she may have a male kitten available and would we like her to send a photo. We fell in love with him straight away and arranged to visit the following week. We were so impressed with the whole litter and fell in love with them all! We would happily have taken any or all home with us! Judy's care clearly produced confident and happy little kittens who loved to play. We couldn't wait to collect our boy.
Mid January we collected our little man. It was so exciting. What amazed us was the confidence he had in us as new owners. He seemed to recognise us from our two visits and came to us when he was unsure of something instead of worrying or going to hide, like other kittens I have had in the past. Since he arrived our Theo has fitted straight into our multi pet household and also developed his own gentle but lively and chatty character. He is sociable and even our 12 year old cat likes him as he makes efforts to be friends with her.
I would recommend Judy to any prospective owner of Maine Coons as someone who is very straight forward and caring of her kittens and cats. The cats' environment is immaculately clean and safe. The male stud cats have a lovely area to play and live in altogether. The female cats all live in the house and are clearly affectionate and confident with everyone who come to visit.
Judy is always welcoming whilst you are waiting for your kitten - she understands the excitement and encourages visits. Also, if you have any worries she is on the end of the phone. I had to call in the first fortnight as Theo had a bout of sickness which worried me given his very young age. She gave me great advice, reassured me and he was fine the next day. We keep in regular contact and love checking the website to see how all the Rydalmaines are getting on. We feel part of a big feline family! (And, can't wait to get another kitten one day - it is true - you will not stop at one!

 

Barbara and Paul; Rochdale Lancashire - 4th February 2014

Having lost at the age of fifteen and Sixteen our two Main Coon sister cats Lucy and Ezzey we found that our home was empty without them. After much thought we decided to  bring another Main Coon into our lives, after much time spent on the internet  and telephone Rydalmain shone out above them all, Judy is an outstanding communicator and following a lengthy telephone conversation we felt absolutely sure that Rydalmain was our breeder of choice, this has proved to be the most  important and best decision that we took. At the time of first contact Judy did not have any kittens available but a commitment of this nature should not be driven by time and we agreed that when the next litter arrived Judy would advise us, this happened on 8th December 2013 and we agreed without any hesitation to take one of the girls of the litter  "Christmas Wish"  (Tammy).  Over the next twelve weeks Judy kept us in the picture regarding Tammy's progress with many photographs emails and phone calls we also travelled down to Rydalmain to see Tammy. Finally the day arrived at the end of February to collect Tammy, Judy's professional, caring manner again confirmed our first impression and Tammy is an absolute joy, she is a beautiful true to breed Main Coon with a very energetic confident and friendly nature, the care that Judy has given to her shines through with the ease in which Tammy has settled into her new environment. We thank Judy and John for Tammy she reflects the very high standard that Judy sets as a caring breeder of these delightful Maine Coon cats.

Testimonial for Rydalmaine Skandranon & Rydalmaine Winterhart 16/2/2014- Stella Edwards

Having lost our dearly loved cat last March we decided that when getting another cat we would go for a Maine Coon. As a family we loved the fact that Maines are a large cat but also very gentle. I started checking out various web sites. Judy's site stood out over many other sites. Also found Judy on the Maine Coon Cat Club of Great Britain as a registered breeder with them. I finally got in touch with Judy in late September last year. I was put on the waiting list. We had asked if possible for 2 kittens. I then got an e-mail in October to say that Amber had had her litter and there was 1 Black and Silver boy kitten available if we wanted him. My sons said yes so we let Judy know and made arrangements to pay the deposit. A few days later River had 2 kittens and we were offered the Cream and Silver girl. My eldest son said yes. So another long phone call to Judy and another deposit. We finally got to see the kittens at the end of November. We were met in her hallway by all the female cats and inspected by them. It was a very warm welcome to Judy's home. On going into the kitten room we knew at once which was our girl kitten named Winterhart. Skandranon our boy once pointed out could not be mistaken for one of the others, he was the biggest kitten of them all. It was fantastic playing with all the kits. There were lots of questions from both us and Judy. We also met all the adult male cats. We came away from the visit reasured that we had chosen the right breeder who put the welfare of her cats first. All of her cats are well loved and healthy and great temperament. Since Skan and Winter have come home to us they have taken over the house with 3 very willing slaves to their every need. For us it was right that we had 2 kittens together. They get on together really well and always have a playmate when we are not there. Both of them are very loving cats and love curling up on you to go to sleep. I am so glad that we found Judy and we feel very lucky to have our 2 beautiful kittens. From a black and silver tabby Skan has developed into a gorgeous brown and biscut tabby with an extremely gentle temperatment. Winter is developing into a beautiful cream and silversmoke the instigator of any mischief and loves chasing her tail even when on your shoulder or back. I often find myself doing the washing up or cleaning out the litter tray with a kit on my shoulder or back. For anyone thinking of welcoming into to their lives a Maine Coon kitten I can't think of a better person than Judy to go to. Any question no matter how silly it may seem gets the same consideration as a serious question.

 

Sheila and Jason – Rydalmaine Jonah Lomu 3/12/2013


Although I had cats as a child on the family farm along with numerous other pets including ponies, I had always been more of a Dog person, Jason was brought up in a home of dogs and cats. We had just sadly lost our ‘dog of a lifetime’ and together with him I had also been a volunteer with the charity “Pets as Therapy.” We regularly visited a Residential Children’s Home and he became their very special dog too. Our home was suddenly furless and felt so empty and it was the first time in my life I had never had a pet. I so wanted to continue my support for the PAT charity and as they are very short of PAT Cat volunteers this became my new challenge……………………………………..

We did a lot of research into various breeds of cats as it was imperative that we found a breed that have a great temperament, are laid back, love lots of attention and enjoy being fussed, just like Biffo our beloved Bullmastiff did and who made such a difference to our lives and also to all the lives he touched as a PAT dog. Each time we looked we kept coming back to the Maine Coon and as soon as we had decided that this would be the one for us we started looking for breeders, we couldn’t believe it when we found Judy and Rydalmaine Maine Coons only a few miles away!

From the very first time I spoke to Judy on the telephone I knew she was the right breeder for us, she was extremely knowledgeable about the breed and was so very helpful with all the questions we had to ask and I am sure she will recall there were lots! To make finding Judy even more special to me was that she was very interested and supportive of one of her Maine Coons potentially becoming a PAT Cat and thought it was a wonderful thing to do to make such a difference to other people’s lives by sharing the love of a pet. Judy said she had some litters due in August and she kindly agreed to put us on her list of expectant parents, our exciting wait began!

We will always remember the phone call from Judy on 28th August 2013 saying that Ella and Romeo had just had a litter and there was a boy that was available to us, our waiting was over and our exciting journey of a Maine Coon becoming part of our home began. Judy always kept us up to date with their progress and we had lots of photos sent too which was lovely. We also had several visits to see the kittens and cannot thank Judy enough for all her time and patience and for making us feel so welcome in her home. It was also great to meet all of her Rydalmaine Maine Coons and see their amazing temperaments and affection for us as total strangers; they are all an absolute credit to Judy.

Jonah arrived in our home on 19th November 2013 and settled in from day one, he is a joy to have in our house and which is now full of fur and fun once more! He is so loving and seeing him helping me wrap Christmas Presents was hilarious, it took me twice as long but was worth every minute!

We are extremely hopeful that Jonah will pass with flying colours as a PAT Cat a soon as he is 9 months old, which is the youngest age they can become a working cat with the charity. I am really looking forward to continuing my support and volunteering again with Pets as Therapy next year, watch this space…………………………………….

If anyone would like to know more about the Pets as Therapy charity please visit their website – www.petsastherapy.org

 

Testimonial of Chris and Cheryl Smythe about Rydalmaine Maine Coons

We got married in June of 2012 but even before then, we were looking to add to our family by getting a pet. Cheryl suggested a cat but the problem was I have always been a dog person and so was not really interested in a cat. After lots of research, I was persuaded to meet some breeders of Maine Coons. Judy must have thought our initial conversation was mad as she had a very large amount of questions fired at her from my side but I was amazed at her knowledge and complete honesty when it came to answering them. After a very long conversation, Judy offered for us to visit her home and introduce us to her family...”Wow” was all we could mutter when we walked in through the door and her beautiful cats greeted us...they were very big – much bigger than we both imagined they would be but ever so friendly. Gentle giant is a fantastic description!

After a quick cuppa, we were introduced to the rest of the family starting with the magnificent Romeo (aka Leo) - we were instantly hooked! We found out that both Leo and the beautiful River, were due kittens in the not too distant future and we said we would love the opportunity to have one as part of our family. Judy said she would let us know when the kittens arrived.

Two very, very long, exciting weeks later, Judy rang to say that River had 3 kittens overnight – a blue classic tabby, a red classic tabby (like dad) and a cream smoke. Immediately we requested the blue classic tabby and that was the start of our journey with Rydalmaine Blue Ice - now known as “Mumbles”, our beautiful Boy Maine Coon! We were very happy but felt over the course of several weeks and numerous, never short but always fantastic visits, that we should have maybe tried for a second. This is when fate intervened and Rydalmaine Sami the cream smoke became available. Sami, now known as Bailey, was also now thankfully part of our family. Two weeks later in early February, we opened the carrier door in our home and two very confident and beautiful kittens walked out and made themselves comfortable.

It has now been five fantastic months since that day and after many chewed toes, destroyed toys, cuddles and hilarious moments, we could not be happier. Judy really knows her stuff when it comes to this beautiful breed and has always been there to offer advice and tips whenever we have needed it. Apart from Mumbles and Bailey.....Judy is the best thing since sliced bread.

 

Hannah and Graeme - Rydalmaine Brown Frost
 
I have always been a dog person having grown up with them. Graeme on the other hand was very much a cat man and persuaded me to have one. I began my research in November 2012 and soon fell in love with the Maine Coon.
 
I contacted Judy at Rydalmaine in late January 2013. I contacted several Maine Coon breeders but Judy stood out as she was the only one who wanted to know abit about us. After some emails back and forth we were put on the waiting list for a summer 2013 kitten. In April 2013 however i received an unexpected call from Judy saying one kitten had become available. It just so happened this kitten was the one i'd been ooing and ahhing over on the gallery page!
 
We met Teddy soon after and it was love at first sight. I can definately say im a cat lady now. I couldn't imagine life without him. Judy said he was a lovely boy and she couldnt be more right. I was always of the impression that cats were independant and solitary creatures but Ted is so affectionate and he has the loudest purr!
 
As i write this he's only been with us 6 weeks but it feels like alot longer. He's so funny to watch when he has his mad half hour running aroud the house. He's so playful and is into everything. He is a joy to have around the house and its amazing watching him grow, hes only 5 months old but looks like a fully grown cat. We can't wait to get him a play mate!

 

Freda and Sylvia Marshall - When the last of our pair of female Maine Coons passed away we knew we had to replace them with another pair.  We knew the breed well, the trilling noise they make when happy, their confident outlook and we decided again to have two female kittens from the same litter that had been well bred and if possible true to the traditional large size.
 
We count ourselves very fortunate indeed to have come across Judy's website and after a long chat on the phone we were able to put our name down for two of the Christmas litter kittens.  Judy kept us fully up to date on their progress, plenty of photos, which was great as we lived too far away and were only able to visit them twice before taking them home.

Raven and Boudekai have settled in very well and are extremely well mannered, inquisitive, bundles of fun. We had forgotten how quick kittens are and how they are in to everything given half the chance! They are growing quickly, are well mannered, arrived fully litter trained, play well together and when exhausted flop down on our laps for a nap, and both are trilling!

 

Veronica Smith - My partner and I have thought about adopting a kitten for a while and after finding the Maine Coon breed in a book we knew it was the right one for us.

We liked the idea of having a huge cat but still being very good natured and smart.

We searched for kittens online and knew we wanted to go with a caring breeder who integrated the kittens into her family. As soon as I saw the website I was immediately impressed. It was great to see something very up to date and active with lots of images and information.

My partner and I made an enquiry the very next day. Unfortunately the kittens had all been reserved already but we were put on a waiting list and we didn't have long to wait for the next set of parents.

On the 4th December the Christmas litter was born. Judy called us and talked us through what the kittens looked like as well as sending photos. It was difficult to decide as they were all very small and looked the same but Judy helped us through how they would turnout.

We picked a girl who had a star on the top of her head. We decided to call her Mila with full name Rydalmaine Serene Starlight.

Judy has been great through out with keeping us updated on Mila's progress and sending us pictures each week. As we live so far away it took us a while to come up to see her but as soon as we did we couldn't wait to come again. Judy welcomed us into her home and we talked for hours not only about Mila but the Maine coon breed itself. This really gave us an insight to Judy's passion and knowledge for the breed.

Judy has always been very helpful, answering so many questions on temperament, best food type, outdoor area space etc. helpfully making Mila's transition an easy one.

Now that we've had Mila a couple of days, she's the number one point of conversation. She has completely taken over our life in a great way. She is a constant companion following you around the house, wanting to be a part of everything you are doing, including the washing up. Too little to jump up, she climbs up your jeans - which can be painful if your in pjs. Solving the problem means putting her on your shoulder like a parrot for a little while until she is satisfied.

As soon as you sit down she's at your side or flops down on your lap and falls asleep quickly so you wouldn't move. Then your stuck.

She's now a part of the family and fully integrated.
We want to say a big thank you to Judy for her hard work and dedication not only to us but to the Maine Coon breed itself.

 

Janice and Rydalmaine's Moonshine ...........Aka Teddy - From the first moment of contacting Judy I knew that I would not be going elsewhere for a Maine Coon Kitten. I can honestly say I have never met anyone with so much love and passion in what they do, the Cats live like Royalty with beautiful temperaments to match big cuddly giants.

When Shania's litter was born I had regular updates and photo's and was extremely excited when the time came for me to collect him. Teddy my Tabby is absolutely adorable he has settled in extremely well and has a great personality. Looking forward to getting my second kitten soon, I would recommend Judy to anyone looking for a Maine Coon Kitten.

 

Maria & Tom-Rydalmaine Oberon 2012- I'd been wanting a cat for some time but couldn't find one that would get on with my partners two small boys. I was use to siamese cats but I know that they don't really get on with children. So I did some research and came across a Maine Coon. I thought it was too good to be true. Cats with such loveable temperaments, huge cuddly giants!

I found Judy's website and contacted her. At the beginning I was taken by a male cat that was 'reserved' and thought I'd ask about him, unfortunately he had already found a new home. I knew there was another cat that was expecting a litter in July-so I asked Judy, if by any chance there was a male tabby in the new litter, that I wanted him!

Judy has been wonderful from day one, always keeping us in the loop of Shania (the beautiful mother) and how she was and of course when the Mid Summer Nights dream litter was born (amongst them the gorgeous Oberon!), answering every little question I've had, no matter how small or ridiculous she was always happy to help.

Throughout the whole process Judy has kept us up to speed on how Oberon was doing, when he got his jabs/microchipped and sent photos of his progress on a weekly basis.

Even after we brought him home, Judy has answered any queries or concerns we've had.

Even all the paperwork was a breeze!

Thank you to Judy and the Rydalmaine family-our little Oberon brings us Joy, Love and Laughter every day! We absolutely adore him!

 

Elizabeth - Rydalmaine Rockley and Rydalmaine Blue Bear - 2012 - I had spent well over a year researching Maine Coon breeders all over England, Scotland and Europe, and I finally came across Judy, as soon as I spoke with her I was impressed and was even more impressed when she welcomed me into her home to meet all of her lovely cats. My decision was made very quickly that when kittens were available I would purchase only from Judy. River had just had kittens and they were all really lovely, although at that point I was really not looking to purchase a kitten, I had thought perhaps in the new year, but one of the kittens in particular stood out from them all, he seemed to come right to me as though he had chosen me rather than the other way around. My decision was made for me by wee Rockley, he is not a wee boy any longer, the last time I weighed him he was tipping the scales at 20lbs!

Judy always gave me regular updates by email providing photos and telephone chats whilst I was waiting to bring him home, I made regular visits to see Rockley before bringing him home and was always welcomed by Judy to visit. I can't say thank you enough to Judy.

Only a few months went by after bringing Rockley home that I knew I must have another! Rockley needed to have a playmate, so when Judy let me know that she had more kittens on the way and that it was River an Leo expecting……I knew pretty much that I would be having a new addition to the family. As time passed I thought perhaps I should wait a while longer, and then I received an email from Judy with photos of the new-born kittens (I had let Judy know from our first meeting that if by chance she was to ever have any solid blue boys that I would have one 100%). They were only a day old…and as luck would have it, there he was, a stunning solid blue boy! I made my decision instantly without even going to see the kittens, Rydalmaine Blue Bear it was.

The first few days he was home I was worried with Rockley's size, but within 72hrs they were sleeping together, sharing food and getting on wonderfully, they are now constant companions. They both have grown so much, and it seems the dominant cat in the house is in fact a kitten! Blue Bear rules the house as he does Rockley!

I can't say enough good things about Judy, her dedication to the breed, her cats and kittens. If anyone is looking to make a new addition to their family with a Maine Coon, you really must look no further, Rydalmaine Kittens are the ones to have!

 

Sarah and Guy - Rydalmaine Helena - 24/10/2012 - " We just wanted to say a big thank you to Judy for our beautiful girl. After losing one of our beloved Maine Coons a while ago, we wanted to get a mate for Harley who was getting lonely. When Judy told us she had one kitten left we couldn't wait to visit.

From the first meeting we could see how beautiful and healthy all of her cats and kittens are and how much she dotes on them. We were welcomed into her home, and as we live close by, lucky enough to visit Mango numerous times before we could take her home. Getting to play with the whole litter and see all of their wonderful personalities, and watching them drinking milk from their mother is an experience we'll not forget!

When we got Mango home, she explored the whole house and fell in love with 8 year old Harley, she followed him everywhere. It took him a week (he was a little grumpy!) but now he loves her as much and regularly cleans and plays with her!

I can't believe how confident and outgoing Mango is, also extremely loving and cheeky (definitely a naughty tortie!). I've had numerous people visit her and she's not fazed at all, she just wants their attention!

If anyone is thinking of buying a Maine Coon, I can't recommend Judy enough. Thank you so much for the new addition to our family, I'm sure we'll be back!"

 

Kat Fox - Rydalmaine Hermia - 14/10/2012 - "I had contacted many breeders when looking for my show kitten, and was lucky enough to contact Judy, her advice and help understand the format of showing and seeing her at a show, was a great experience.
When visiting Judy it was clear to see how her cats are part of the family, and how happy they are. And even the stud boys have plenty of space and company. And was lovely giving Leo a cuddle, he's a lovely big happy cat.

Mia settled in quickly and is well adjusted, and a really happy friendly girl, and im so pleased with her. In less than a week she was playing and curling up with my other kitten. I'm look forward to going to shows with the rest of the Rydalmaine crew."

 

Rydalmaine Lysander - 8/10/2012 - "From the moment I let her know I was interested in a Rydalmaine kitten, Judy sent me regular updates about Shania's pregnancy. When her gorgeous litter was delivered we reserved Bertie, an adorable solid black boy. Since then, Judy unreservedly welcomed us into her lovely home, to meet Bertie and to play with the older kittens and meet her Queens and Studs. We've were just delighted and overwhelmed by her hospitality. Her kittens are exceptionally well-socialised, with lovely personalities, and Judy sent us regular updates about Bertie, along with photographs. It's obvious that Judy breeds Maine Coons because she genuinely loves each and every kitten, and she gives them the attention and love that suggests.

Once we got Bertie home, it became even more obvious how well-socialised he was. He settled in like a dream, and is the most affectionate, cuddly and confident kitten I've ever come across. Visitors a week or so after we brought him home didn't faze him at all - Bertie just wanted their attention. He's a beautiful, affectionate boy, and I really can't stress, if you're a lover of Maine Coons, how strongly I'd recommend getting one of Judy's kittens. She absolutely brings out the best in the 'Maine Coon personality' ".

 

Dave and Mary - 12/11/2011 - "Judy is obviously besotted with her boys and girls; both her and the cats made us feel very welcome. We'd already spent a good couple of hours with them and when finally Leo made an appearance, it was almost like a grand finale. Thank you for a lovely afternoon."

 

Kevin and Carol - 21/02/2012 - "When we decided we would like a Maine coon kitten, we spoke and met with Judy, who welcomed us into her home from the moment RIver was carrying her babies and to meet all the Rydalemaine cats who in return gave us a very warm greeting and when we saw them they were all beautiful and had their own characteristics.. That was it, we were amazed how calm and friendly they all were. Judy kept us up to date through the whole time until we were able to take our gorgeous boy Oscar home. We would like to thank you for letting us into home not once but several times to see our Oscar and watch him grow. Experience we will never forget!!! So a big thank you. I would recommend you to anyone who would be interested in having maine coon cat."

 

Sue and Darren Gibson - 26/06/2012 - "We can thoroughly recommend Judy as a Maine Coon breeder. Her Rydalmaine cats and kittens are fully socialised, have a lovely temperament and Judy genuinely cares for their welfare. We were able to visit Oliver at any time along with his parents, siblings, and other members of Judys Maine Coon family. Judy was great at keeping us up to date with progress and providing photographs until we were able to collect him.

Since bringing Oliver home we have not been disappointed with him, he is gorgeous. Thank you Judy for your help and guidance throughout.

 

 


 

 

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