About Ragdolls

Breed Description

Ragdoll-Cat-thumbRagdolls are large, loving, laid-back, medium-longhaired cats with stunning blue eyes. Their fur is rabbit-like in texture, non-matting and low shedding. Their sweet-natured, non-aggressive, easygoing personality makes the Ragdoll an ideal house or apartment companion. Ragdolls thrive on human companionship and develop a strong bond with their owners, meeting you at the door and following you from room to room. Ragdolls are intelligent and playful, they can be taught to retrieve and walk on a leash.

Patterns

Ragdolls have four patterns – bicolor, mitted, colorpoint, and lynx.

      • Bicolor Ragdolls have points on their ears, face and tail with a white inverted “V” extending from their muzzle up into the darker mask on their face. They have white on their legs, feet, ruff and belly. Bicolor‘s have a pink nose and pink paw pads.
      • Mitted Ragdolls are pointed on their face, ears, legs and tail with a white chin and white mittens on their front feet and white boots on their hind legs.
      • Colorpoint Ragdolls have darker color on their ears, face, legs, feet and tail. Their body color is lighter than their point color.
      • Lynx Ragdolls adds a striped effect to the face, legs, tail and a contrasting white on the inside of their ears, without affecting the color or the basic pattern.

Traditional Colors

Ragdolls are a pointed cat, which means that they have color on their ears, faces, legs and tails with a much lighter, complimentary body color. They come in the colors of blue, lilac, seal and chocolate as well as tortoise, flame and cream.

  • Blue body color is ivory or bluish white with slate blue to silver grey points.
  • Lilac body color is milky white with lilac or pinkish beige points.
  • Seal body color ranges from fawn to cream with deep seal brown points.
  • Chocolate body color is ivory or cream with points like milk chocolate.
  • A tortoise is a multi-color cat. A seal tortie has seal points and a cream/red patches on their coat a blue tortie has shades of gray and peach patches on their coat. The ideal tortie will have a split color face.  The above picture is a Seal tortie point mitted, Isabella has that much desired split color face.
  • Red (flame) point Ragdolls have a white to copper colored body with red points.
  • Cream Ragdolls will be white or ivory and their points will be cream to light peach in color.

Non-Traditional Colors & Patterns

Ragdolls are a pointed cat, which means that they have color on their ears, faces, legs and tails with a much lighter, complimentary body color. They come in the colors of blue, lilac, seal and chocolate as well as tortoise, flame and cream.

Mink Ragdolls are still a pointed cat and carry the pointed gene, when mated with a traditional they will have both mink and traditional kittens. Unlike traditional, mink kittens are born with color.  The Mink has a deeper, richer hue to their body color that is a warm shade of their points.  They are available in all of the above colors or patterns.

Blue-Eyed White (BEW) Ragdolls are also available.  The white gene will ‘mask’ the cat’s true DNA colors. When bred to a non-white, a BEW will have both white and traditional colored kittens in their litter.