Despite any individual preference, there is actually a proper protocol to use when noting a cat's parentage. Learn the accepted standard form for listing a cat's sire and dam.
By The Sire, Out Of The Dam
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The ancestral origins of the Maine Coon are unknown—but there is speculation and folk tales. One story involves Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France who was executed in 1793. The story goes that before her death, Antoinette attempted to escape France on a ship bound for America. She loaded the ship with her most prized possessions, including six of her favorite Turkish Angora (or possibly Siberian) cats. Although she did not make it to the United States, all of her cats managed to reach the shore of Wiscasset, Maine, where they bred with local felines and developed into the modern Maine Coon.