ABOUT THE RAGDOLL BREED
Ragdolls are large, docile cats with oval, blue eyes and a sweet expression. Their medium-long coats have a soft texture that feels similar to rabbit fur. Because they do not have an undercoat, they rarely mat and while they love to be brushed, daily grooming is not required. They are affectionate, gentle, sociable and love to be the center of any family activity. When the door bell rings, they are the first to reach the door, curious and welcoming to all who enter.
Ragdolls mature slowly and do not gain full size and coloring until 3 to 4 years of age and tend to stay quite playful into adulthood. Females weigh an average of 10-15 pounds while males grow to be 15-20 pounds.
The Ragdoll breed was developed in California by Ann Baker in 1965 from a long-haired cat named Josephine and two other domestic cats. The breed has, over the years, firmly established itself and is now the second most popular breed worldwide. For more information on the background of the Ragdoll breed and the difference between Ragdolls and Ragamuffins, please see the "Ragdolls vs. Ragamuffins" link.
Ragdoll kittens are born white and their colors and patterns develop slowly attaining full color by 3-4 years of age.
- A "colorpoint" has dark points on the ears, tail, face and feet with the body being a lighter shade. The nose leather and paw pads match the point color.
- A "mitted" has a lighter body like the colorpoint but has white "mittens" on the front legs, white boots on the back, and a white chin and stripe down the stomach.
- A "bicolor" has dark points on the ears and tail but the face mask is an inverted white "V" running between the eyes into the muzzle. The body color forms a saddle on the cat's back while the stomach and legs are white.
THE TWO TRADITIONAL COLORS ARE:
- Seal -- dark brown points with a tan body.
- Blue -- blue-ish, gray points with a pale gray body.
NON-TRADITIONAL COLORS/PATTERNS INCLUDE:
- Flamepoints -- white with the flame coloring on the points
- Torties -- can be blue or seal with a mottled pattern
- Lynxes -- can be blue or seal with a striped pattern
- Torbies -- can be blue or seal with a combination of mottling/striping (combination of tortie/lynx pattern)
JAZZMANIA IS PROUD TO INTRODUCE TWO MORE NON-TRADITIONAL COLORS AS WELL!!!
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MINKS -- come in every color/pattern but are "extra dark" compared to the traditional colors/patterns
BEW's (Blue Eyed Whites) -- are exactly as their name describes - pure white Ragdolls with blue eyes
PLEASE SEE JAZZMANIA'S PICTURE GALLERIES FOR EXAMPLES OF ALL COLORS AND PATTERNS.
If you are looking for a large, affectionate cat who loves to be with people and is easy to care for, the Ragdoll is IT!!
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