Mishikoonz Kearsarge Pass (Cat in the Hat) is the first Grand Champion Maine Coon Polydactyl in the United States! During the TICA Annual 2015 in Salzburg, Austria he made a final and became the first Champion MCP of the United States: he continued showing and winning state side to become the first Grand Champion Maine Coon Polydactyl in the United States, with thanks to the judges that put him in their finals.
Breeder/owner Cari Tucker: ‘My sincere thanks to all the Judges who choose to use him in their finals. This is a very emotional moment for me, one that I had feared might never come. Heartfelt thanks also to all of the MC Breeders and Fanciers who worked so hard to make this happen. You guys rock!’
The road to acceptance was long and difficult with many setbacks! The leg work was done by a handful poly breeders and fanciers with the support of many more, however If anyone, it is Cari Tucker who deserves this victory in America the most, being the spokesperson for the breeders and fanciers of poly Maine Coons and submitting the application for Championship competition in TICA in 2014. In the end, it was her efforts and presence during the Annual of 2014 and the B.O.D. Winter Meeting beginning of 2015 that finally made Championship competition happen for Maine Coon Polydactyl cats.