by mary

She comes from a litter of two. The mother has seven toes on each front paw and six toes on each back paw. So does her two kittens. Marina is very smart and lovable, she comes to her name being called. She is very good company and loves to be on my lap.She is very clean and gentle. She is 5mos old.

Leena's aswer:

Wow, she sure comes from a family of many toes, LOL :D And the mommy had seven (!) toes on front and six toes on back? Now that is a respectable number of digits to be sure!

Would love to see Marina's photo! What color is she? (If you have one to share with us, you can send a new form like you just did, attach the photo there letting me know it is Marina, and I will attach her photo to this original message).

You know what seems to shine through from people writing about their polys is that these cats are very intelligent. And good companions also (which explains why I seem to get most letters from people owned by polys). Polys love to be cuddled and don't mind at all being lap cats. Sounds like a perfect pet to me, even if the blood lines are not "royal".

I just love those big adorable paws... The more toes, the merrier. Some have actual "thumbs" they can wiggle and do the "thumbs up" sign. How adorable is that… :)

Still, not all like many toes (how very odd in my opinion) - but then again, some breeders do! If I am not much mistaken, they are actually trying to get the polydactyl Maine Coons back with a breeding program. They used to have more than the average share of "mitten cats" in the past before the trait was bred out, but the genes must still be hiding there somewhere…

Comments for Marina

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Sep 11, 2012
Thank you for the pic!
by: Leena

Oh eeeek... She is SOOO cute! Thank you for sending the photo :) What an amazing grey color! She will look amazing when she grows up and gets an "adult coat".

Leena :)

Sep 10, 2012
by: Anonymous

thats alot of toes! very unique though. thanks for sharing that. i would also like to see a pic of that!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Polydactyl Cats.

My Books

Mr Mummific

An ancient friend of mine, Mr Mummific dictated a book about how he became a mummy - and I was his scribe and artist. The book is available at and

On my other website he continues his stories about life in ancient Egypt.


The Nephilim Quest Series

The first book in an epic fantasy series based on human mythology. The search for the mythical Watchers, the angels who fathered the Nephilim, the half-angels. A story that moves on three levels - our times, ancient Greece and ancient Egypt. 

Preview Nephlim Quest 1: Shadowhunter online

You'll find the book on,, Smashwords, Kobo, iBooks and Payhip.


My Author Blog

Subscribe to Leena Maria by Email


CLICK HERE OR ON THE BOOK COVER, read the beginning of the book and if you like to read the rest of the story, nominate the book.

If the book makes it to Amazon’s Kindle Press program, all those who nominated the book will get it for free.

This is the book I originally wrote as my NaNoWriMo project in November 2016, A mixture of witches, spells, ancient Egypt and afterlife – with a dystopian sprinkle.

If you are looking for demanding coloring, check:

Online Coloring Books Magazine - nr.1

It shows you step by step how to color this pretty Abyssinian cat with flowers. Each page has a color sample, and all the techniques are explained.