RAGDOLL CAT BREED INFO

RAGDOLL CAT BREED STANDARD

RAGDOLL CARE AND FEEDING

 
For a more detailed description
of the placement of color on the
Ragdoll cat according to standard,
please visit the Ragdoll Cat Breed
Standard page.

Ragdoll Cat Colors & Patterns

Ragdoll Cats traditionally come in 4 colors:

Blue
Seal
Lilac
Chocolate

These are the original colors of the Ragdoll cat at the
beginning of the breed in the 1960's by a woman in
California named Ann Baker. 

The original Ragdoll cat was ALWAYS Blue-eyed.

The founder of the breed only kept the Blue-eyed
kittens she produced in the beginning as 'Ragdolls'.

Kittens with solid coats and different colored eyes
in the early litters were called by another name such
as 'Honey bears'and that breed was never developed
by Ann Baker.

Would you like to know more about how the breed
got started and lots of very interesting historical
data?  You can see photos of early Ragdolls and
pedigrees at the Ragdoll Historical Society Website.

This website is very new and has been the culmination
of many years of hard work and dedication by
early pioneers of the Ragdoll breed.

Read correspondence never before seen, documents,
records and more from the foundation of the Ragdoll.

It will dispel any doubt about whether cats that are NOT
blue-eyed are truly 'Ragdolls'.



It's wonderful to want to keep the original bloodlines of
the Ragdoll exclusive.  However, in the interest of
health and genetic variety, over the years other
cats were permitted into the gene pool.

These cats produced pointed, blue-eyed kittens
in Red, Cream and Tortie.

Lynx pattern was also introduced from another breed.

Yet, the Ragdoll remained a pointed, blue-eyed cat.

After years of perfecting the new colors to conform
to the breed standard, the Ragdoll was permitted to
be shown in CFA and TICA with these new colors as
well as Lynx.

They conformed to the standard of being a pointed,
blue-eyed cat but with a different coat color than the
traditional and original Ragdolls.

The breeds introduced to produce mink, sepia or
solid are not registered or shown in CFA.

They are registered but not shown in TICA.

This is because they are not to standard.  They DO NOT
 have Blue eyes and they are NOT POINTED. 

The very essence of the pointed, blue-eyed  Ragdoll is
missing.  Ragdolls are highly recognizable as a breed.
They are very distinct.

Seal Ragdoll Cat Pattern Variety

Lola from Baby to Adult

Seal Mitted Ragdoll

The Seal Point Mitted Ragdoll is a very cute
looking character.



He has the same dark points on his ears,
mask and tail as the Seal Colorpoint.

However, this baby looks a bit naughty!
Was he wading through a dish of cream?



He's got a white chin and chest, a
white belly stripe, two little white mittens
and full white socks on the back legs.

As an adult, this is the most regal of looks!

What a handsome kitty!

Seal Colorpoint Ragdoll

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