Solid colored, Sepia, Mink and the Blue Eyed White (BEW) Ragdolls, have all the breed-specific features, like the large size, the silky coat texture, and unique personality. However it is claimed they do not have the traditional Ragdoll points (mask, ears, blue eyes, legs, and tails.) Non-Traditional are available in all of the Traditional Colors such as seal (black), blue, chocolate, lilac, white (BEW), cinnamon and fawn that make up the Ragdoll breed. They also come in all patterns, Point, Bicolor, Mitted and Lynx. The Non-Traditional Ragdolls can and are used in breeding programs and litters will produce their ‘type’ solid, sepia, mink or BEW as well as pointed kittens in their litters.
All of the Non-Traditional Ragdolls are accepted by TICA (The International Cat Association) as Ragdolls and can be registered as Ragdolls. The main controversy comes when showing them. They are still under scrutiny and not generally accepted at competitions for Championship unless they are shown as household pets and not as a Ragdoll.