Mink Cats

Mink cats are simply a color of cat. Mink Ragdolls are the new thing these days and some breeders do not recognize them as legitimate Ragdolls.

Mink Ragdolls come in the traditional pointed colors, but appear richer in color. There is very minimal contrast between the point colors and the warmer areas of the body. The eye color of the mink Ragdoll is normally aqua, which is a greenish-blue. A few minks will have the normal blue eye color. When mink kittens are born, they are not born white like traditional Ragdolls. The minks are born with color at birth, and it darkens some with age.

When one sees a mink they are immediately taken by the richness of the coat coloration. The cat, Caety Cathlijin, pictured below is located in Holland, the owner is Gemma C.C.M. Smulders. Isn’t she gorgeous? She is a sepia color. Sepias occur when two mink cats are bred together. Sepia colored Ragdolls normally have gold or green eye colors, but Caety has the normal aqua colored eyes.

Caety of Gemsdolls

Breeder of Caety Cathlijin

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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. Curt Gehm says:

    The cats that were accepted as Ragdolls were all Colorpointed Cats. The foundation cats of the Ragdoll Breed were non-colorpoints but those were removed from the Breed Genepool entirely by Ann Baker who was the Orginator of the Ragdoll Breed. When you Breed Colorpointed Cats to Colorpointed Cats you can ONLY reproduce additional Colorpointed Cats. Those are the genetics of the Ragdoll Breed so therefore there can be ‘NO THROWBACKS’ to more SOLIDS.

  2. Mink ragdolls are not purebred cats and it is a disgrace to the breed to even compare them. they dont even look like ragdolls.

    1. Aleah, Ruggles IS a ragdoll, registered and all twelve years ago, born of registered ragdoll parents. And in all ways but traditional coloring, he looks exactly like a ragdoll. He’s my gentle giant. It doesn’t matter to me that his coloring is not traditional ragdoll.

      Today, however, Ruggles might be registered as a ragamuffin rather than a ragdoll. And since ragamuffins are an outshoot of ragdolls, they have all the size, beauty, and temperament of the ragdoll, which is what I wanted when I got Ruggles.

      In all breeds there are animals born that do not meet the traditional requirements of that breed. I had a sheltie who was a “throwback” in appearance to the original shelties from the Shetland Islands, before they started breeding in collie characteristics. He was a wonderful pet and true-bred sheltie, but he didn’t look exactly like all other shelties.

    2. My gorgeous Blue Mink Mitted Seal Ragdoll who has beautiful aqua eyes and an hourglass shape blaze is the most adorable Ragdoll I’ve seen and to say that “‘Minks’ are not purebred, are a disgrace to the breed and don’t even look like Ragdolls” shows a clear concise ignorance as to the origins of the Ragdoll Breed. I also have a stunning Lilac Mitted Lynx and a beautiful Blue Seal Lynx and ALL of my Ragdoll Cats are absolutely stunning, but the Mink has the thickest and softest coat I’ve ever felt on any breed of Cat. If you saw her perfect symmetry, her beautiful face (no different to my other Ragdolls) and saw / felt her amazing MINK Coat which looks like a beautiful halo around her when she runs, just as her tail also expands out perfectly, then you would see the beauty that you cannot have seen before, because if you had seen a Purebred Mink running then you would understand their stunning uniqueness. Sadly your complete and undeniable ignorance of the Ragdoll Breed in their entirety is nothing new when fixated on what are referred to as the ‘Traditional Ragdolls’,which is technically incorrect considering that the Mink is directly descended from 1 of the 2 Original Cats from which the Ragdoll Breed Originated!
      Just because the original Breeder of the Ragdoll Breed originally attempted to Outbreed the stunning Mink Coats in favour of White with Colour Points, in no way detracts from the FACT that all Purebred Ragdolls come in so many different colours, markings and sizes nor does it detract from the undeniable fact that although considered ‘undesirable’ at that point in time, Minks are now not only genetically desirable, but also quite rare and therefore highly sought after for their Pedigree!

  3. I have a mink/sepia ragdoll and he’s beautiful and the best, most loving cat there is. His name is Ruggles and he looks almost exactly like Cathlijin, except he has a faint (five hairs or so) blaze between his eyes. He has the aqua eyes and I’ve always thought they were so exotic! Thanks for posting this. The breeder I bought him from eleven years ago just said he was a non-traditional colored ragdoll and she was trying to get someone to breed him, but at fourteen months, she had given up on that and sold him to me not for breeding. It’s so nice to know though that his coloring is at least named and reproducible.

  4. Hi this ragdolls are beutifull indeed … Well i was reading your post and I just want to add that i meet this person by phone Ellen from hallmark ragdolls and the story is completely different as they told you i studied this person that you say was in trouble as a breeder and trying to dumped in a shelter which that is now been call to supreme court . Jessica and her husban are been sued please go to Hallmarkragdolls,com to verify this.
    also i guess we ragdolls lovers need to be aware who our providers are for sure… also Ellen from Hallmark ragdolls is in bussines and certified quite time ago.

    and defenetly i recomend her as a breeder.. in Ca 100 times . but there are quite a bit good group of breeders out there choose right your next babie .

    good luck.

  5. Caety looks very much like my Bastien, though it looks like her eyes are bluer than Bastien, who does have the greener eyes. He is a gorgeous boy with the most amazing personality.

  6. Mink Ragdolls are the best

    better than the standard Rag doll
    some people are Just jealous
    and talk POLITICO and dont even know what there saying

  7. Mink Ragdolls are pretty cute too, but I prefer Ragdolls with the blue and seal coloring, the pattern does not really matter to me all that much 🙂 I like the seal kittens because their ears are adorable while they are still growing into their colors, then as adults, they just look very exotic – I love it! In the future, I hope to adopt two Ragdoll kittens, one with a blue coloring with any pattern, and a seal pointed Ragdoll, mitted is pretty cute though!

    1. Melody, I wanted a mink Ragdoll after Rags passed but then couldn’t find the right breeder, so I passed. Of course, my goal has always been to have a kitty that looked like the seal mitted with a blaze on this page – https://www.floppycats.com/seal-ragdolls.html – I think she is the most stunning Ragdoll. I have kept her photo for 8 years and contacted her breeder in Germany to see if she was still breeding, but I don’t think she is anymore and she didn’t want to ship a kitten overseas as it was. But I found a Charlie Man!

      1. Hi Jenny & Melody,

        I bought my first mink Ragdoll from a specialized cattery in northern California. The cattery’s name is Riana’s Ragdolls and is a run by a lady named Jessica Alwawi and they work with Mink chocolate and lilac colored ragdolls. I bought my cat from her because I liked her breeding philosophy and after speaking to her and her husband, I was convinced that they dont have a kitten-mill facility as other breeders do. Its been a little over a year now since I bought my kitten, and I could not be any happier. One thing that I admired most about them is being available and actually answering the phone every time I called – ready to answer any questions I had about my cat.

        In addition to their own cats, they have recently rescued 26 cats and kittens from a troubled breeder in southern California who was going to just dump these cats and kittens in a high-kill shelter. This shows the caliber of these people and their love and dedication to the breed.

        I certainly do recommend you visit their website and get in touch with them if you are looking for a Ragdoll. http://www.ragdollsincalifornia.com

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