Ragdoll Cat Pictures: The Seal Mitted Transition

Before and After Phots of The Seal Mitted Ragdoll Kitten to Cat

Originally published Jan 4, 2012

One of my favorite things about seal mitted Ragdoll cats is how they start off white and then morph into these beautiful creatures with lusciously dark coats.

Here is a photo of Caymus and Murphy with Rags.  Rags is 15 years old and Caymus and Murphy are less than 6 months old.  They are all seal mitted Ragdoll cats.

Murphy, Caymus and Rags
Murphy, Caymus and Rags

Here’s a photo of baby Caymus:

Baby Caymus
Caymus as a Kitten
Caymus as a Kitten

Here’s a photo of adult Caymus:

Caymus at 3 years old

Here’s a baby Murphy

Murphy as a kitten
Murphy as a kitten

And then Murphy as an adult:

Murphy as an adult
Murphy as an adult

Charlie as a kitten:

Charlie baby
Charlie baby

Charlie as an adult:

Charlie as an Adult
Charlie as an Adult

Riley Blue as a kitten and then as a 3-year old

Seal mitted Ragdoll Cat Charlie Color Transition
“Here’s a couple of photos of my Charlie, showing her colour transition. She came to me at 10 months so her colours had started developing a bit, but you can definitely see the contrast between her young adult and grown-up coats.” Charlie is loved by Coinneach


Ragdoll Cat with a Blaze Seal Mitted Color Transition Frodo
Frodo loved by Lynette
Ragdoll Cat Rocki seal mitted transition 3 months and 7 years 2
Rocki at about 3 months and then today at 7 ½ yrs. Loved by Pat
Ragdoll Cat Rocki seal mitted transition 3 months and 7 years
Rocki at about 3 months and then today at 7 ½ yrs. Loved by Pat
Ragdoll Cat Clancy Seal Mitted Transition loved by Katie
Ragdoll Cat Clancy loved by Katie

Do you have a photo of your Ragdoll cat as a kitten and then one of she or he as an adult – showing how their color came in? Please feel free to contact us with your photos, if you’d like them shared here.  I am also working on a page for other color pattern transitions – so please submit your kitty’s kitten and adult photos.  We can only accept crystal clear photos and only 1 kitten photo and 1 adult photo showing the change.

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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. Peggy Brissette says:

    I just adopted a cat from the shelter. I had never heard of a ragdoll cat before. They had siamese on his papers. They said he was
    around 5 yrs. He looks like a mitted ragdoll. When I come in, he flops on his side then rolls over on his back. Likes to be carried on his back like a baby. Could he be a ragdoll?

  2. So awesome to revisit this post again, Jenny! The transitions just amaze me so much and they are so wonderful to observe, too! The seal mitted pattern is one of the best contrasting transitions that really has a huge WOW Factor Impact! Thanks for posting this again!!! 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

  3. Christina says:

    Never ceases to amaze me how well Ragdolls get along with big dogs. Sebastian literally played with one, rolling around, trying to eat the food and even attempted to gnaw on a big bone with a large dog. Amazing

  4. Sandra Campbell says:

    I love your cats and their colors all of them my ragdoll Sadie is just over six months old she s not an adult yet and she s still changing a lot since I got her still not really sure what she is a chocolate lynex tortie by color I think I was told can send you pictures to see what you think I have sent you pictures of her before a couple of times

  5. Patti Johnson says:

    Just gorgeous! Lurved the photos! I just adore the blazes on Murphy and Charlie! The color transition from the all white kittens to this great big beautiful dark colored coats as an adults is truly fascinating to me. Thanks for sharing this post again!

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

    P.S. I'll e-mail you a kitten picture and an adult picture of Miss Pink Sugarbelle. 🙂 <3

    1. Thanks, Patti – got the photos and hope to create a blue transition page soon!

  6. Alexandra Purcellawada says:

    It is so much fun to watch our Ragdolls slowly change in colors as they mature. Its like watching them go through the seasons of there life…….I have a seal point Ragdoll name Bear who just turned 14 years old …I noticed a lighter face with a bit of grey…very handsome in his middle older years!

  7. Jenny~
    How long did it take your cats to reach those rich colors? within a year of birth? Or two to three years? Our hawkeye is 10 months and is a light cream tan color, but I wonder when her color will stop deepening. Just wondering…

  8. Shari McCann says:

    When I first adopted Willow, she was mostly all white and I was told that she was a Rag/Siamese mix. After 5 weeks, she is getting darker markings on her tail, ears and mask. Her markings are Torti and her eyes are the most beautiful color of blue. She is very striking.

    1. It’s fun to see them change. When my Willow arrived we met a Siamese breeder at the airport. She was convinced she was a chocolate point purebred. Even when I explained she was a Gato (street cat) jack hammered out of a storm drain in San Juan – she wasn’t convinced.

      Willow has gorgeous markings – not too dark – but really distinct. And her fur is amazing. Super soft and no shedding. Happily she also stayed tiny – so she’s the perfect playmate for her older Gato brother Morgan. The rest of the gang here are double their size.

  9. I think it’s amazing how their coats change – and you never know what they’ll really look like.

    Charlie and Caymus really got dark markings, and Murphy’s are more like Willow’s.

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