Oh, those fluffy fur balls of joy! The sapphirine eyes of a Ragdoll are truly meowgical and spell-binding. This incredibly plush kitty is known for its gentle and affectionate personality and the reputation of being the ultimate 'lap' cat. Their patient and playful spirit resulted in their nickname of being the "puppy cats".
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They are well-balanced and have a sturdy body, large frame and proportionate legs. The Ragdoll's coat is medium-long, plush and silky. Ragdoll kittens are born white and they slowly develop their full color and pattern by the age of 4 years. There are 6 colors permitted: seal, chocolate red, lilac, cream and blue. The colored patches can be solid, lynx, tortie or torbie (lynx and tortie). These colors are present in 4 possible patterns:
a) Color-point: The points of the body (nose, paws, tip of the tail) are darker in color than the rest of the body. There is no white present anywhere in the coat.b) Mitted: The coat is also color-point, but the tips of the paws and abdomen are white. There is always a white "belly stripe", and sometimes "blaze" can be present too (white line or spot on the face).c) Bicolor: The legs are white, there is an inverted white 'V' on the face and the abdomen is white too. Sometimes there can be white patched on the back as well.c) Van: Bicolor variant with excessive amounts of white is marked as the van pattern.
Ragdolls have been called “the dog of the cat world”. The elegant Ragdoll is one easy-going kitty! This cat is calm, quiet and gentle and they truly love their cuddles. They get along very well with other pets. Your Ragdoll will run to you at the door, follow your every step, come when called and play fetch!
One of the most prominent features of a Ragdoll is relaxing and going limp like a 'rag' when being picked up. Although big in size, this won't stop your docile Ragdoll to sneak in for a snuggle season. Because of their very docile persona, they will make for the most purrfect pet for families with children or other pets.
They do not like to be left alone for over 24 hours so if you are gone from home a lot then a ragdoll kitten/cat is probably not a good choice for you. In fact, Ragdolls are so docile towards humans and other animals that are INDOOR CATS ONLY! They do not possess the natural feline instinct to protect themselves.
The Ragdoll breed was introduced in the early 1960’s by Ann Baker in California by combining the best of three known breeds – Persians, Bermans, and Burmese – she developed what was to become a new breed known for going limp in your arms like a child’s ragdoll.
Ragdoll Kitten Physical Traits:
They are large-boned and are considered semi-longhaired and their fur is soft like a bunny rabbits. Their fur does not matt like most long-haired cats and they do not shed nearly as much as a regular cat. Ragdolls are large cats and a neutered male can weigh up to 20 pounds and a spayed female up to 12 or more pounds.
Ragdoll Kitten Classifications:
Ragdolls are classified as a "pointed cat breed". The Ragdoll breed is separated into patterns and colors. The pattern defines body locations of the the markings and the color defines what color the markings are. A true pure breed Ragdoll kitten will have tufts of fur from their ears and between their paws.
Colors: Seal, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Flame, Cream, Tortie and Blue/Cream and any of these colors can have the Lynx markings. There are TRADITIONAL and MINK colors:
Traditional: These kittens are born solid white and their colors come in gradually over several days to weeks and will darken until around 3-4 years of age. Their eyes stay a beautiful blue color and their fur feels much like a bunny rabbits.
Mink: These kittens are born with color and have a much richer and darker color than the traditionals. Their eyes are a gorgeous aqua color and their fur feels like a lady's mink stole.
Patterns: There are many patterns in the Ragdoll breed:
Color Point: have dark well-defined points. Body color is lighter than the points.
Mitted: have well-defined points, except on the front feet where they have a matched set of snow-white mittens. Hind legs are completely white, but the white should extend no higher than mid-thigh. A white blaze can decorate the nose.
Bi-Color: have a white mask like an inverted “V” plus white on all four legs, feet, stomach and chest.
Lynx: have Lynx or "tabby" stripes on the points of the body.
ragdoll color and marking and patterns