At the TICA Winter Board Meeting in Harlingen Texas January 23-25, the Maine Coon Breed Section poll and the positive majority results in favor of the Maine Coon Polydactyl were discussed.
Cari Tucker presented the suggested Breed group of MC/MCP= Maine Coon/ Maine Coon Polydactyl in the form of a new standard. She was accompanied by Solly, a white Maine Coon Polydactyl male and a beautiful example of the Maine Coon breed.
These proposed changes did not come easily, as the non-supporters rallied behind the scenes against the MCP in Championship competition. However the status quo says that the board should vote the same as the wishes of the Maine Coon Breed section! This expected outcome was confirmed by Rules.
A motion made by Bangle and seconded by Hicks to allow the Maine Coon Polydactyl to be shown in Championship effective May 1, 2015 followed this. Then the moment of truth, voting time!
… drum roll …
the BOD motion carried a majority vote!!!! 7 supporting and 6 not supporting the changes. So not an easy win as expected!
The MC/MCP standard is a reality!!!