Blue Ragdolls – A blue Ragdoll is one that has a grey color on it’s points – ears, nose, legs, tail and on their body. Sometimes they are called blue colorpoint or a blue point Ragdoll. Blue is one of the many colors that Ragdolls and other purebred colorpointed cats come in. For a blue Ragdoll’s coloring, their body color can vary from a light to medium to dark brown – depending on diet, genetics and location, the deepness of the brown may vary.
Blue Ragdolls’ belly and chest will also vary depending on their pattern. For example, a blue point mitted or blue mitted Ragdoll will have white mitts on their paws, a white chin (if they have a dark chin, they are considered mismarked), a white chest and a different stomach pattern. A blue point Ragdoll will be more uniformed – with brown ears, legs, tail, body and usually a pretty consistent belly pattern.
The photos and descriptions below will help you understand how blue is the color, but the pattern of the cat can really make it vary greatly.
A Blue Ragdoll cat or Blue Ragdolls are actually gray in color. They are gorgeous and are one of the the many popular Ragdoll cat colors. Below you will find a series of photos featuring blue Ragdoll cats.
Ragdoll cats come in colors and patterns. So the “blue” (gray) is the color, whereas the pattern can be lynx, mitted, tortie, bicolor and more.
You’ll notice that even though they are all blue, their pattern makes them look quite different. For example, a blue lynx mitted looks quite different than a blue colorpoint or a blue bicolor. The blue lynx mitted has white eyeliner, as well as a white mustache and a pink nose. Whereas, a blue colorpoint has no eyeliner, no mustache and a dark nose.
Here is what each pattern of Blue Ragdoll looks like, according to the data provided by the Cat Fancier’s Association (CFA):
Blue Point Ragdolls
The body is bluish white, of a cold tone, which shades gradually to white toward the cat’s stomach and its chest. Its points are deep blue and its dominant eye color is also blue. As for the nose leather and the paw pads, these are slate colored.
Blue Lynx Point Ragdolls
Blue Ragdolls with this pattern have bluish white to platinum grey bodies. The colors are also cold in tone and they shade to lighter colors on the cat’s stomach and its chest.
The shading on their bodies could take various forms, such as striping or ticking. Their points are deep blue grey bars, which appear distinct. They are typically separated by a lighter background color.
Their ears are deep blue-grey in color with a paler thumbprint displayed in the center.
The typical eye color for Blue Lynx Point Ragdolls is blue. As for their nose leather, this can be slatecolored (please note that this color is permitted) or pink-edged in slate (please note that this color is preferred). The paw pads for this pattern of Blue Ragdoll are slate-colored.
Blue Cream Lynx Point Ragdolls
Blue Cream Lynx Point Ragdolls display bluish white to platinum grey bodies. The blue is cold in tone and it typically shades to some lighter colors on the stomach and chest areas.
The body color shading could take the form of ghost striping or ticking, just as for Blue Lynx Point Ragdolls, but it can also take the form of cream mottling for this color pattern.
The specific points for Blue Lynx Point Ragdolls are deep blue-grey bars, which present as distinct. They can even be separated by a background in a lighter color.
The cat’s ears are colored deep blue-grey with a paler thumbprint displayed centrally. What is specific for this color pattern is that variable mottling of cream overlays the markings of the points. The typical eye color is blue.
As for the typical color for the nose leather, the permitted variant is slate-colored, while the preferred variant is pink edged in slate. Another possibility is flesh or coral pink mottling.
Paw pads are usually present in slate color or slate mottled with flesh or coral pink. Please note that cats resemble lynx points more than torie points.
Blue Cream Point Ragdoll
Blue cream point Ragdoll cats present with bluish white to platinum grey bodies. The color is also cold in tone, and it shades to lighter variations on the stomach and chest areas. Please note that in older cats, the body color may appear to be mottled.
The specific points for this coloration pattern in Ragdolls are deep blue-grey variably mottled with cream. The typical eye color is blue. As for the nose leather and paw pads, the preferred variants are slate-colored and flesh or coral pink mottling.
To picture what each of these color patterns of Blue Ragdoll cats looks like, we’ve created a gallery of Blue Raggies. Take a look and admire the amazing diversity of this coloration:
Blue Colorpoint Lynx Ragdoll Cats
Blue Lynx Bicolor Ragdoll Cats
Blue Lynx Mitted Ragdoll Cats
Blue Tortie Ragdoll Cats
Blue Colorpoint or Blue Point Ragdoll Cats
Blue Bicolor Ragdoll Cats
Blue Mitted Ragdoll Cats – also called Blue Colorpoint Mitted Ragdoll Cats
Blue Mitted Ragdoll Cats with Blazes
Blazes occur on horses, dogs and cats and can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Our page that features pictures of Ragdoll cats with blazes will give you an idea of the wide variety of how blazes come.
Blue Ragdoll Cats – The FAQ Section
Do you still have questions about blue Ragdoll cats? Then take a look at our list of FAQs. We hope you find the answers you need.
Here are the most commonly asked questions about this particular coloration of Ragdoll cat:
Are blue Ragdoll cats actually blue?
No, they are not. The term “blue” used for this specific coloration is actually a technical term used by cat breeding experts.
This is used to define a specific shade of grayish white, with very light inflexions, which are blue in shade. However, this does not mean that the cat is born or will ever develop blue-colored fur. The term blue is purely technical and it has nothing to do with the color blue.
Are blue Ragdoll cats born with blue-white fur?
Like all other Ragdoll cats, blue Raggies are born entirely white. This is the case for absolutely all color variations in the breed. Then, as the kitten develops further, their fur pigmentation also kicks in and they develop colored fur.
For blue cats, the color of their fur is a bluish white in a cold tone, so the change is minimal. But for other color variations, such as seal point Ragdolls, the change is much more visible. If you want to find out more about how Ragdoll cats get their fur color, then you can read our article on color progression in Ragdolls.
If not, how can you recognize a blue Ragdoll?
When the kitten is very young, there is actually no way to know what color its fur will develop into. You can analyze the colors of its parents, as well as its grandparents, if this information is available, but this can only point in a certain direction.
The only way to know for sure is to wait for the kitten to develop long enough for its definitive coat color to be noticeable. The blue-white shade is specific for this coloration pattern.
Will blue Ragdoll cats change color over the course of their lives?
Yes, they will, just like any other cats. When the blue Ragdolls reaches seniority, it will develop more white fur on its face and extremities.
Even though the difference in color is not as easy to notice as in other colorations, it is present and a keen eye will spot the differences. Pictures can be a very useful resource to spot out changes in color.
How does a blue Ragdoll change color when its temperature is high?
In blue Ragdolls, this is much more difficult to notice. Ragdoll cats have the ability to change the color of their fur when their body temperature is modified.
When their temp is high, the fur on their bodies becomes lighter in color. However, the difference from their typical blue-white color might be very subtle.
How does a blue Ragdoll change color when its temperature is low?
When their body temperature drops, a Ragdoll’s fur becomes darker in tone. In blue Ragdolls, this will be quite easy to spot, as it will be big change from the typical blue-white color of their fur. If you notice something like this, then you should probably check the cat’s body temperature.
Do blue Ragdoll cats also have blue eyes?
Yes, they do. The vast majority of blue Ragdoll cats have blue eyes. The ones that do not have blue eyes are actually the exception.
Do blue Ragdoll cats grow up to be blue?
No, they do not. While some people expect blue Ragdolls to eventually turn blue, this does not happen. In spite of their name, blue Ragdolls never actually reach a color that compares to typical blue.
What do old blue Ragdoll cats look like?
Old Ragdoll cats get white inflexions in their fur. They also get white fur on their faces, more than other parts of their bodies.
This change is far more dramatic in Ragdoll cats of darker colors, but in blue Raggies, the differences are far less noticeable. The blue-white fur on their faces eventually switches to a full-on white shade.
As you can see, blue Ragdolls may not be blue in color, but they are exceptionally gorgeous nonetheless. Is your cat a blue Ragdoll? What do you think about the beautiful blue Ragdoll cats in our gallery? Do you have a favorite? Tell us all about it in the comment section below.
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