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The Ragdoll Cat

Understand Your Cat

About The Ragdoll Cat

Regarding the profile and temperament of the beautiful Ragdoll Cat, I decided that instead of me trying to re-write what others have written a thousand times in a thousand different ways, (and I am absolutely no author) I suggest you have a browse thru the websites of Ragdoll Fanciers Worldwide as they provide a wealth of information on Ragdoll Cats. And lots of great Ragdoll links as well.

I do have descriptions below of the Ragdoll Cats colours and patterns.


 

The Ragdoll Cat, Colours and Patterns

Ragdoll Cats are a Pointed cat, in that their points (ears, face, limbs and tail) are a darker colour than their body colour.

Ragdoll Cat Colours:

  • Seal – dark brown points on a lighter body colour and
  • Blue – steely-grey colour with a lighter body colouring

The standard Ragdoll Cat colours are Seal and Blue, only. There are other colours now available that have been brought into many bloodlines by out-crossing.

However I personally now only breed with the Traditional Ragdoll colours of Seal and Blue, as I much prefer a cat with no out-crosses in their pedigree & particularly those to Balinese and Birman. Those breeds pass on to their progeny a certain look that (to me) is still apparent many generations down the line, and it is not a look I like.

IMO, the true “that’s a Ragdoll!” look is disappearing fast in Australia, as more and more breeders are using out-crossed cats in their breeding programs (sadly!).

Ragdoll Cat Patterns:

Then to add interest, God has anointed Ragdolls with the “White Spotting Factor”, which adds an extra sparkle to the above colours – overlaying the Point colour with white to give three distinctly different Patterns: Pointed, Mitted and Bi-Colour.

 

Below is a chart where you can see at a glance the difference in the “Patterns” caused by the White Spotting Factor. The colour of this particular cat is “Seal”.

 

Colour: Seal

Pattern: Pointed

Colour: Seal

Pattern: Mitted

Colour: Seal

Pattern: Bi-Colour

The Ragdoll Cat Seal Point The Ragdoll Cat Seal Mitted The Ragdoll Cat Seal Bi-Colour

 

As it is sometimes confusing with the different Ragdoll patterns and colours, I have provided some photos so you can see the difference at a glance.

Also, Ragdolls are born all white and their colour deepens as they grow, sometimes they are not their darkest until 2-3 years of age, so I have included baby photos, too. All of the cats & kittens below have been bred and/or owned by Eden-Lea Ragdolls.

Here are some BLUE Ragdoll Kittens and Cats

 

BLUE POINTED:

No White Markings

BLUE MITTED:

White mittens, chin, chest and tummy stripe

BLUE MITTED WITH BLAZE:

Same as Blue Mitted & a blaze on the nose

BLUE BI-COLOUR:

All white legs & under-belly plus white inverted V on face

Blue Point Ragdoll Kitten

Blue Point Ragdoll Kitten

Blue Mitted Ragdoll Kitten

Blue Mitted Ragdoll Kitten

Blue Mitted Ragdoll Kitten with Blaze

Blue Mitted Ragdoll Kitten with Blaze

Blue Bicolour Ragdoll Kitten

Blue Bi-Colour Ragdoll Kitten

 

Blue Point Ragdoll Cat

Blue Mitted Ragdoll Cat

Blue Mitted Ragdoll Cat

Ragdoll Cat , Blue Mitted with a Blaze

Blue Mitted Ragdoll Cat with Blaze

Blue Bi-Colour Ragdoll Cat

Blue Bi-Colour Ragdoll Cat

 

Here are some SEAL Ragdoll Kittens and Cats

 

SEAL POINTED:

No White Markings

SEAL MITTED:

White mittens, chin, chest and tummy stripe

SEAL MITTED WITH BLAZE:

Same as Blue Mitted & a blaze on the nose

SEAL BI-COLOUR:

All white legs & under-belly plus white inverted V on face

Ragdoll Kitten, Seal Point

Seal Point Ragdoll Kitten

Ragdoll Kitten, Seal Mitted

Seal Mitted Ragdoll Kitten

Ragdoll Kitten, Seal Mitted with Blaze

Seal Mitted Ragdoll Kitten with Blaze

Ragdoll Kitten, Seal Bi-Colour

Seal Bi-Colour Ragdoll Kitten

Seal Point Ragdoll Cat

Seal Point Ragdoll Cat

Ragdoll Cat Seal Mitted

Seal Mitted Ragdoll Cat

Ragdoll Cat, Seal Mitted with Blaze

Seal Mitted Ragdoll Cat

Ragdoll Cat, Seal Bi-colour

Seal Bi-colour Ragdoll Cat

 


 

Below are all Three Ragdoll Cat Patterns

These Ragdoll Kittens are all Seal in their colour

Ragdoll Kittens, all the Patterns in Seal

 

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