The Ragdoll Cat is a medium-longhaired cat that are categorised into one of the following colours:
Points are deep seal brown. The body colour can range from fawn or cream to warm brown.
Points are light milk chocolate colour. The body colour can range from ivory to cream.
Points are slate blue or silverly blue-grey. The body colour is ivory or bluish white.
Points vary from frosty-gray lilac to pinkish beige. The body colour is warm magnolia colour.
Points vary from a deep orange ‘hot’ red to light red or orange. The body colour is a warm, even creamy white. The paw pads and nose are pink.
Cream (Red’s dilute)
Points vary from light orange to pale sand or cream. The body colour is ivory or creamy white. The paw pads and nose are pink.
They also have different patterns on their fur that Ragdoll cat breeders split into the following categories:
The colourpoint has darker points than the rest of the body. The contrast between the points and body can vary a lot. Strong contrast is preferred. There is no white, though the body colour may be nearly white in some Ragdolls. The nose and paw pads should match the point colour.
Same as above, but has “mitts”, i.e. white in front paws (“gloves”) and halfway up in back legs (“boots”). Chin and chest are white and stomach has a white strip. Sometimes a mitted Ragdoll may also have a white “blaze” (1) on the nose, which is usually accepted in shows.
Bicolours also have dark points, but the mask has an inverted “V” extending from between the eyes to the muzzle. The body colour is white with a “saddle” on the back, which has a white area in the middle. The degree of white in bicolours varies. The nose and paw pads are pink.
Mid-high white bicolour – has a broader “V” on the mask. Sometimes a breakthrough spotting on the legs. The amount of white varies. Mid-high whites can be shown too if they have a good “V” and no white in tail and ears.
High white bicolour/van – has usually no “saddle” on the back. The “V” on the mask extends almost up to the ears. This pattern can sometimes be shown as a “van” if the cat is marked like a Turkish Van cat.
High mitted – is a mitted with two mitted genes instead of one. There is often a little breakthrough spotting on the limbs, but otherwise high mitted looks like a bicolour. If the pattern fits the bicolour standard, a high mitted can be shown as a bicolour.
Although it has a soft medium-long coat, a Ragdoll Cat will not require to be groomed constantly and it’s fur will not matt or shed to excess.
Torties will generally have Red or Cream mixed with one of the other colours. RED AND CREAM ARE NEW COLOURS in the Ragdolls.
Torbie is a tortie ragdoll, so a female, that ALSO HAS THE LYNX GENE PRESENT . This creates striping in the orange and dominant colour pattern.
It changes any of colour patterns into a striped cat overlying the inherent pattern.