The Lilac is grey and cream in color. Ragdoll Fanciers Worldwide provides an excellent example of the different patterns and colors (however, there are photos on this page too). Back in the 1980s, the lilac color was referred to as “frost.”
Please also check out the Ragdoll Fanciers Worldwide Website: Ragdoll Fanciers WorldWide: Lilac Colors
According to the Cat Fancier’s Association (CFA), Lilac is one of the six possible point colors for Ragdoll cats. The others are Seal, Blue, Chocolate, Red, and Cream. These point colors can be Solid, Lynx, Tortie-Lynx, and partial-colored (or Tortie).
Please note that all Ragdolls are Pointed, but in Mitted, Bi-color, and Van patterns, these appear partially overlaid with white.
Several variations of Lilac Ragdoll cats can exist depending on the color pattern. Here are the main characteristics of each of these pattern variations:
Lilac Point Ragdoll Cats
These cats display a white body, with points colored in frosty grey with a pinkish tinge. This is what the term lilac refers to. Please note that this is a technical term used by cat breeding professionals. The typical eye color for Lilac Point Ragdolls is blue. As for their nose leather and paw pads, these are lavender-pink in color.
Lilac Lynx Point Ragdoll Cats
The body of Lilac Lynx Point Ragdolls is colored in glacial white. Their body shading may take various forms, such as ghost striping or ticking.
Their points present in frosty grey with pinkish tone bars, which are distinct and separated by a lighter background color. Their ears are frosty grey in color with a tone of light pink, and they present a paler thumbprint in the center.
The typical eye color for Lilac Lynx points is blue. Their nose leather can be either lavender-pink (please note that this is permitted) or pink-edged in lavender-pink (please note that this is the preferred variant). Their paw pads are lavender-pink.
Lilac Cream Point Ragdoll Cats
The specific body color for Lilac Cream Point ragdoll cats is glacial white. Should there be any mottling present, this will be in the shade of the points.
The specific color for the points is frost grey with a pinkish tone, which gives it the name “Lilac.” Please note that this can be variably mottled with pale cream shades.
The typical eye color for Lilac Cream Point ragdolls is blue. However, the color of nose leather and paw pads is sometimes lavender pink. Still, please note that the desirable variants are flesh or coral pink mottling.
Lilac Cream Lynx Point Ragdoll Cats
The body color for Lilac Cream Lynx Point ragdolls is glacial white. In these cats, the body shading might be either ghost-striping or ticking. Please note that cream mottling may also be visible. The points are typically colored in frosty grey with pinkish tones and display a paler thumbprint in the center. But what is specific to this color pattern is the presence of a mottling of cream, which overlays the markings of the points.
Lilac Cream Lynx Point ragdolls typically have blue eyes. Their nose leather can be either lavender pink (please note that this is permitted) or pink-edged in lavender pink (please note that this is preferred). Additionally, flesh or coral pink mottling may be present. Their paw pads are lavender-pink, but they can also be lavender-pink mottled with tones of flesh or coral pink. Please note that lilac cream lynx point ragdolls resemble lynx points more than tortie points.
Below is our gallery of Lilac ragdoll cats, which should highlight this lovely color’s variation. So look at all these lovely Raggies and find your favorite! Enjoy!
The kittens pictured below are from Guysndolls Ragdolls in Australia. They are all Lilac.
The photos below are of Milo of Drouindolls. He is a Lilac Point Ragdoll cat.
Lilac Ragdolls – FAQs
Now that you’ve seen how gorgeous Lilac Ragdolls can be, we have prepared a list of commonly asked questions about these Raggies. So take a look and find out even more about Lilac Ragdolls.
What color is a Lilac Ragdoll?
While the name may suggest purple, violet, or other flower-like colors, the term lilac refers to a white shade. Lilac is a lavender-pink tone that the cat’s white fur presents. The term “lilac” is purely technical, and it is used by cat breeding experts to define the characteristics of this color pattern in detail. It should not be taken literally, as it does not refer to the range of lavender or purple.
Are Lilac Ragdoll cats purple?
No, Lilac Ragdoll cats are not purple in color. Instead, their bodies are glacial white, with tones of lavender-pink, which have led to the development of the name for this color variation. Even though some people expect Lilac Ragdolls to develop purple fur sooner or later, this does not happen. However, if analyzed in direct sunlight, the lavender-pink inflections of the cat’s white fur are perfectly visible and quite a marvel.
What does a Lilac Ragdoll cat look like?
Lilac Ragdolls have glacial white bodies and points colored in frosty grey with pinkish tone bars. According to the specific color pattern, Lilac Ragdolls can be Lilac Points, Lilac Lynx Points, Lilac-cream Points, or even Lilac-cream Lynx Points.
Are Lilac Ragdoll cats rare?
Yes, Lilac Ragdolls are actually very rare. In fact, Lilac is the rarest color seen in Ragdoll cats. As you can imagine, this makes Lilac individuals more valuable in breeding and competition.
What color are Lilac Ragdolls’ eyes?
Almost all Lilac Ragdoll cats have blue eyes. According to the CFA, this is the typical eye color for the Lilac color. However, there may be exceptions, and some individuals can have eyes of other colors.
Are Lilac Ragdolls born purple?
No, they are not. Some folk stories say that Lilac Ragdolls are born purple and develop lighter colors. However, this is not true. All Ragdoll cats are born white, regardless of the colors they will grow up to have.
Then, as they age, white becomes their definitive color. In the case of Lilac Ragdolls, this means a slight darkening of the tone of white, which shifts to the specific lavender-pink tones. Find out more about how colors progress in Ragdoll cats.
Do Lilac Ragdolls ever get purple fur?
No, they do not. Even though their name might suggest that their fur will be purple at some point in their lives, this is not the case. Instead, these expectations are generated by the name of the coloration. Still, “Lilac” is a technical term that refers to the cat’s white fur tones rather than an actual solid color.
What do old Lilac Ragdoll cats look like?
When Ragdoll cats get old, their fur becomes white. While this is less visible on the body, where they get white hairs, this is relatively easy to notice on the face. Here, they get large areas of white fur.
Since Lilac Ragdolls are already white in color, the main difference will be a change in the tone of white on the face area. This is something that the cat’s parents can notice since they are very familiar with the details of the cat’s coat.
What does a Lilac Ragdoll cat look like when its body temperature is up?
As you may know, Ragdolls are living, breathing temperature maps. This refers to their ability to change their fur color according to temperature. This becomes noticeable when their body temperature shifts significantly.
When their body temp is up, their fur becomes lighter in color. This is something relatively easy to spot in darker-colored Ragdolls. Still, it can be tricky to see in Lilac Ragdolls because a change to a lighter tone of white refers to the details.
What does a Lilac Ragdoll cat look like when its body temperature is low?
When their body temperature drops significantly, the fur of Ragdoll cats becomes darker on their bodies. If noticing a lighter tone is quite tricky for Lilac Raggies, spotting the darkening of their fur is undoubtedly much easier.
Suppose your Lilac Ragdoll suddenly has a darker area on its belly or side. In that case, you should check its temperature immediately to see if the color shift correlates with a temperature drop. If true, you should take the cat to the doctor.
At what age can you tell that a Ragdoll cat is a Lilac?
It typically takes a few months before the coloration of a Ragdoll cat is entirely determined. However, in some cases, it is easier to figure out where the coloration is going, like it is for Seal Point Ragdolls, for instance. However, when it comes to the rare Lilac Raggie, it might take a bit longer to see the final version of the tones of white of the cat’s fur.
Do Lilac Ragdolls change color?
Yes, they do. It all starts when the Ragdoll cat is born; its fur is white all over its body. Then, in the following months, the development of color pigments occurs, and the fur coloration is defined as more apparent.
A Lilac Ragdoll cat can change color throughout its life due to body temperature variations, but these are only temporary changes. As the cat gets older, the areas on its body with white fur become more and more prominent. This is very visible on the cat’s face, which gets full-white areas.
Even though this only means a shift in tone for Lilac Ragdolls, the change can also be observed in these cats if you look close enough. In this regard, Lilac Ragdolls change their colors throughout their lives much less than other Ragdoll cats.
Can Lilac Ragdolls also be Lynx Ragdolls?
Yes, there are Lilac Lynx Point Ragdolls. They have glacial white bodies and points in frosty grey with pinkish tones. What makes these tones very visible is a lighter background color, making them appear distinct and separated.
This is only one of the variations of Lilac Ragdolls. There are also Lilac Cream Lynx Point Ragdolls, which have their ears colored in frosty grey with a pinkish tone and a paler thumbprint in the center. Cream mottling may also appear for this color variant.
So, what do you think about the Lilac Ragdolls in our gallery? Do you like Lilac Ragdolls better than Blue Points or Seal Points? Tell us all about it in the comments section below.
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