Ragdoll Cats with Blazes: Pictures of Ragdoll Cats with Blazes
A Ragdoll cat with a blaze is a Ragdoll cat that has a white spot, white strip, white diamond or white stripe, or some other fun “design” on its facial markings. Blazes come in all shapes and sizes and are found on mitted Ragdoll cats with the white spotting gene. Blazes also occur in horses and dogs, and other breeds of cats. There are hourglass blazes (like Charlie has pictured above), star blazes, diamond blazes, and more!
I am uber pumped to bring you this post of pictures of Ragdoll cats with blazes because my first love was a Ragdoll cat named Halston (owned by my Aunt Nicky), and he was seal mitted with a blaze. He was even featured in a Science Diet Ad in the 1980s! He was such a beauty and, even more important, was an awesome cat:
Halston was why I searched for a seal mitted with a blaze when my mom got Caymus and Murphy. Murphy’s blaze is off-center and fits his personality! Murphy is from Bluegrass Rags in Kentucky.
Then my Aunt Jean (my mom’s twin) got two Ragdoll cats with blazes – Maddie and Hobbs from Angelkissed Ragdolls:
Of course, when Rags passed, I was hunting for a Ragdoll Cat with an hourglass blaze. I then found Charlie man on Soulmate Ragdolls’ website:
Then my Aunt Nicky got a Ragdoll cat from Angelicdolls Ragdolls in Sweden, Prince William. He is a blue mitted Ragdoll cat with an hourglass blaze!
Our Facebook page and Floppycats.com has opened up a new world for me and the Ragdoll cat pictures available – I have seen some of the coolest blazes on Ragdolls. I have been collecting submitted photos of Ragdoll cats with blazes several years. Check out all the cool blazes below!
Peg of Meriwidoz Ragdolls (now retired) was really helpful to me in getting this post ready and helped explain blazes. I asked her if there was a way to predict blazes:
She said, “If we REALLY knew how to predict blazes in the Ragdolls, we’d also have more of an answer from where the white spotting gene originated. No, there really isn’t any fool proof way to predict getting a blaze.
The white spotting gene is much studied and argued. Even the most knowledgeable of feline genetic experts argue about where it really comes from. So, I’m not really much help for you there.
A blaze will be on a mitted pattern Ragdoll cat. Blazes are not allowed on the colorpoints…neither is any white anywhere. BUT, some colorpoints may, in all actuality, have a minute bit of white on them somewhere even though it isn’t readily visible.
Any color ragdoll can have a blaze. Sometimes they are tiny blazes (my Halle had a blaze like a diamond in the middle of her forehead). Kodak, her dad, had a pencil line blaze, as did his sister, Nikon. Beret, another sister of Halle’s, is a seal mitted (no blaze) yet, when bred to Sundance, had two mitted sons with blazes and one mitted daughter with blaze all from the same litter. So, Sundance’s white spotting gene IS ALIVE AND WELL.
And, sometimes a generation or two can be skipped with no blazes…and then they show up again.”
Peg was kind enough to share photos of her kitties and their blazes and include stories! FUN!
Meriwidoz Webster: Webster is a seal-mitted ragdoll boy with a blaze. His sire, Kodak, is a blue mitted with a blaze and his dam, Meggins, is a seal bicolor:
Meriwidoz Cinders: Cinders is a seal-mitted girl with a blaze. It looks like her blaze just slid off her nose over to one side. All blazes will not be perfect, and this is a good example of one that is not. Yet, she is still a pretty girl.
Cinders’ sire is Fever, a seal-mitted son of Rudy (cream lynx mitted with blaze) and grandson of Kodak (blue mitted with blaze). Fever does NOT have a blaze.
Cinders’ dam is Ginger, a blue-eyed white masking her blue-cream tortie colorpoint colors. Most of Ginger’s recent ancestors were also colorpoints so I don’t suspect there were blazes back in those lines.
Meriwidoz Shane: Shane is a seal lynx-mitted boy with a cute blaze. His sire is Sundance (red colorpoint), and his dam is Bethany (seal lynx bicolor). Shane and his brothers, Z-Man and Cooper, plus sister, Emily, all have blazes.
It is amazing that all four kittens in this litter have blazes, which is unusual.
Meriwidoz High Noon: Cooper is a seal-mitted boy with a blaze. He is the son of Sundance (red colorpoint) and Bethany (seal lynx bicolor). His brothers, Shane and Z-Man, plus his sister, Emily, all have blazes.
Meriwidoz Zacharius: Z-Man is a seal lynx mitted boy with a blaze. He is the son of Sundance and Bethany, brother to Shane, Cooper and Emily. His blaze isn’t big like Shane’s and cooper’s, yet it is still there.
Meriwidoz My Darling Clementine: Emily is a blue cream torbie mitted girl with just a touch of a blaze. I’m sending these photos to show that a blaze is not always as noticeable as the hour glass or the exclamation point blaze. Emily’s blaze is near the leather on her nose…on her right side (left side as we view the photos). I do not have photos of Emily as a grown girl, but I’m told that white spot became much more visible as she aged. So, this litter by Sundance and Bethany produced 4 kittens…and all 4 had blazes of one degree or another. Shane and Cooper had the prettiest blazes.
Masquerag Kodak Moment of Meriwidoz:
Kodak is a blue mitted boy with a blaze. His sire, Blazer, was a seal mitted with a blaze while his dam was a blue bicolor. Kodak’s blaze is very narrow, yet it is there. His sire, Blazer, had a larger blaze.
Kodak produced the following offspring with blazes:
Son – Webster (seal mitted with blaze) – mom was Meggins, a seal bicolor
Dtr – Halle (seal mitted with blaze) – mom also was Meggins
Son – Rudy (cream lynx mitted with blaze) – mom was Fiesta, a cream lynx bicolor
Kodak will be 11 years old in July
Meriwidoz Sun Bonnet: Halle Berry was a seal mitted girl with a diamond blaze in her forehead.
Halle was the daughter of Kodak (blue mitted with a blaze) and Meggins (seal bicolor). Two of her offspring, daughter Harmony and son, Kody, both have blazes.
Meriwidoz Kodiak: Kody is a seal mitted boy with a blaze. He is the son of Gilmore (blue lynx colorpoint) and Halle (seal mitted w/blaze). He is also the grandson of Kodak.
Kody’s blaze is small, yet very prominent. With his deep blue eyes and vibrant seal coloring, his blaze just stands out.
Meriwidoz Peace and Harmony: Harmony is a seal tortie mitted girl with a small blaze on the tip of her nose. She is the daughter of Sundance (red colorpoint) and Halle (seal mitted w/blaze).
Harmony’s blaze just sets off her split face coloring. She was almost grown before we knew for certain there was white on her nose as her red coloring didn’t come in until she was almost two.
Meriwidoz Durango: Rudy is a cream lynx mitted boy with a small blaze. He is the son of Kodak (blue mitted w/blaze) and Fiesta (cream lynx bicolor. His coloring is so light, it’s hard to tell, but there is a thumbprint of a blaze there near the end of his nose.
Rudy has a daughter, Xandi, who is a blue cream tortie mitted with a bigger blaze than his.
Meriwidoz Alexandria: Xandi is a blue cream tortie mitted girl with a blaze. She is the daughter of Rudy (cream lynx mitted w/blaze) and Beret (seal mitted). Beret is the daughter of Kodak, so she evidently carries the gene that produces the blazes.
When I bred Beret to Sundance, I got 3 out of 4 with blazes. The 4th one was a seal colorpoint. Sundance is REALLY PROUD of his white spotting factor. 😉
Meriwidoz That Darn Cat: Tanner is a red lynx mitted boy with a blaze. His sire is Sundance (red colorpoint) and his dam is Fiesta (cream lynx bicolor).
Tanner came from a litter of seven. Of those seven, three of the brothers have blazes. And they all have Fiesta’s deep, dark eyes and sweet, loving personalities.
Meriwidoz Merci Beacoup: Merci is a blue cream mitted girl with a blaze. She is the daughter of Sundance (red colorpoint) and Beret (seal mitted). Merci’s blaze is an elongated diamond on her forehead. Since it is right where her split-face colorings change, it’s sometimes hard to see in photos. But it is there and is about an inch long. As she got older, the blaze showed up better.
Merci has two brothers with blazes. I’ll send photos of one of those brothers, Bentley. He has a bigger than average blaze.
Merci was bred once and there was one boy in the litter with a blaze. His name is Brady.
Meriwidoz Braden: Brady (his nickname is Brady Bunch) is a cream mitted boy with a blaze and also a tiny white tail tip. He is the son of Mason (black bicolor) and Merci (blue cream mitted w/blaze). Brady is still really light, but as he ages, his pretty blaze will show more. His tail tip was visible when he was a baby, but now it blends in so well, you can’t see it. Brady’s blaze is an exclamation point.
Meriwidoz Bentley: Bentley is a blue mitted boy with a blaze. His parents are Sundance (red colorpoint) and Beret (seal mitted). Bentley’s blaze is much bigger than average and it actually comes down through and includes his nose leather, which is considered a miss mark. But, please don’t tell Bentley that. He’s very proud of his special blaze.
One of these photos was taken when he was just a young kitten and the other when he was older. Sorry, I don’t have any full body photos of him but it’s his fault. You see, he did not like the camera, even though I never used a flash on him. He just never liked the sound it makes. Therefore, he would run and hide until I was through taking photos for that day.
Bentley is the littermate brother to Merci.
Meriwidoz Stutz Bearcat: Stutz is a seal mitted boy with a blaze. His parents are Sundance (red colorpoint) and Beret (seal mitted). Stutz is the littermate brother of both Bentley and Merci.
There were four kittens in this litter; three of them had blazes while the other one was a seal colorpoint. Yet neither parent had a blaze. That gene is behind them, though, in their lines.
Meriwidoz Khaki Tu: Khaki (aka Bunny Rabbit) is a seal mitted boy with a blaze…shaped like the profile view of a sitting rabbit. Khaki is the son of Sundance (red colorpoint) and Tribble (blue-cream tortie bicolor).
After I had sent some baby kitten pictures of Khaki to his prospective new owners, they informed me they were seeing the profile of a rabbit in his blaze. Sure enough, if you study it a moment, you can also see the rabbit. So, from then on, his nickname was Bunny Rabbit
Meriwidoz Butch Cassidy: Cassidy (aka as Whiskey) is a seal mitted boy with a very unusual blaze. His parents are Sundance (red colorpoint) and Meggins (seal bicolor). This blaze is not beautiful in the sense of the word, yet I’m certain it looks much better now that he is a great BIG boy. The last time I heard from his folks, he was over 20 pounds and was still growing.
Cassidy is the littermate brother of my Kidd (Billy The Kidd), who has just a few white hairs on his forehead where a blaze would be. Kidd’s looks like I took a mascara brush, dipped it in white chalk, and lightly brushed it over an area about 3/4 of ah inch square. Now we know why: Cassidy got all the white.
THANK YOU PEG FOR ALL YOUR WONDERFUL PHOTOS!
Aren’t these Ragdoll patterns and colors extraordinary?!!
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who was willing to let me post photos of their beautiful kitties with blazes! Do you have a Ragdoll Cat with a blaze? Please feel free to contact us and send us his or her photo and we will add it to this post!
Check out our other pages that feature photos of Ragdoll cats:
- Ragdoll Cats with Blazes
- Ragdoll Cats in Boxes
- Pictures of Ragdoll Cats in Laundry Baskets
- Pictures of Ragdoll Cats in Sinks
- Pictures of Ragdoll Cats with White Tipped Tails
- Pictures of Ragdoll Cats with Their Bellies Shaved
- Pictures of Ragdoll Cats With Their Paws Crossed
- Whazz-up Cat Poses
- Ragdoll Cats in the Snow
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,
LURVE the Blaze Babies SOOOO VERY MUCH! ALWAYS LURVELY to see this SUPER FABULOUS & PAWESOME RE-POST!! 🙂 <3
Big hugs & lots of love & purrs!
Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3 <3 <3
Always great to see these Blaze Babies again! SO GORGEOUS!!!!
Big hugs & lots of love!
Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3
How lurvely! All these gorgeous Ragdoll babies with blazes! I just lurve the blaze patterns! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle (who is blaze-less but remains The Most Beautiful Kitten In The World to us!) 🙂 <3
They are all just absolutely gorgeous! Really enjoyed seeing all the variations and poses! Really good topic Jenny!! Makes me smile every day to come here and see all the beauties and all the interesting and innovative things to enrich their lives that you endlessly come up with! Thank you so much!
My husband and I have considered the possibility of adopting another ragdoll or two from Angelicdolls Ragdolls in Sweden. Her babies are extremely gorgious! I read in your post that your aunt Nicky did just that. Can I ask if she flew over to pick up her kitten? And what all was involved in bringing a cat into the US. I have done some research that there is no quarantine required for cats. I would really appreciate some insight into all that was involved to bring handsome Prince William home.
Thanks so much!
I am checking with my Aunt. She did not go to Sweden to get him. She used a pet relocation service. The breeder might have suggestions too – I know there are multiple regulations about bringing an animal into the country and depends on where it is coming from.
If I hear back from my Aunt, I’ll let you know.
Thank you so much Jenny!
We have been doing research on breeders here in the USA and have seen some amazing and beautiful cats and kittens, but Angelicdolls Ragdolls, are just a bit more gorgeous then any we have seen so far. I appreciate all your help.
Thank you for include my Monroe in your collection! I love seeing him along side all the other amazing blazes here 🙂
I am in LOVE with blazes! If only I could just go and order ‘one gorgeous seal mitted with purrfect blaze’ I’d sign up immediately. Really enjoyed seeing all the variations in blazes…just gorgeous! ; )
Geo! I totally know what you mean, I feel very lucky to have stumbled upon Charlie – but I am pretty sure Rags made sure I found him! I love all the variations too!
Hi just wondering if anyone can help me.. I’m in the process of getting a bluepoint girl. I have seen photos of her she is only 4 weeks old but her nose isn’t all the same colour it it blotchy…most of it is grey but there is a pink spot on the end of her nose will this go all one colour within time or is this not a blue point if her nose isn’t all grey yet?
A big thank you to all who include cattery name with their cat’s pic. I will be looking soon for another rag and this is helpful to me!
This was a very clever post…I did not know about a Blaze…and the kitten and adult pictures really show how much a ragdoll changes. I have a 4 month old and I am so anxious to see what he will look like yet I think his kitten stage is so adorable that I never want him to grow up…I’m conflicted!
Yes, I love to see the Ragdoll transition – I have done that here too: https://www.floppycats.com/ragdoll-cat-pictures-the-seal-mitted-transition.html
I know when I watch the videos of Charlie as a kitten, I want that little fluff ball back, but I also missed the big body of a full grown cat. So cherish the kitten stage while you can!
OMG! I am totally in love with Peace and Harmony! She is like having 2 cats in one, split right down the middle. Seal on one side, tortie on the other, I love her!!!!
Lisa – I totally agree – the only reason I have a full body shot is because I asked Peg for more photos of the beauty!
I am definitely becoming a fan of the blaze pattern on Ragdolls!