Seal Point Ragdoll Cats – Mitted, Colorpoint, Bicolor & Lynx Ragdoll Cats

Seal Ragdolls – a seal Ragdoll has a very dark brown color on its points – ears, nose, legs, tail, and on their body. Sometimes, they are called seal colorpoint or a seal point Ragdoll or known as a brown Ragdoll among people not common with the names of the colors of Ragdolls. Seal is one of the many colors Ragdolls and other purebred colorpoint cats come in. 

Silohuette of a seal point Ragdoll cat named Charlie

For a seal Ragdoll’s coloring, their body color can vary from light to medium to dark brown – depending on diet, genetics, and location, the deepness of the brown may vary.

Monkey Girl of Angelkissed Ragdolls
Monkey Girl of Angelkissed Ragdolls

Seal Ragdolls’ bellies and chests will also vary depending on their pattern. For example, a seal point mitted or seal 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 seal point Ragdoll will be more uniformed – with brown ears, legs, tail, body, and usually a consistent belly pattern.

The photos and descriptions below will help you understand how the seal is the color, but the pattern of the cat can make it vary greatly.

Rags, a seal mitted ragdoll
Rags (this website’s founder) is a seal point mitted Ragdoll (see how he has white on his mitts? He is mismarked for showing for several reasons, but primarily because he does not have a white chin.  Seal mitted Ragdolls are supposed to have white mits and a white chin).

Seal Ragdolls can come in various patterns, but their dark brown fur makes them all seals.

Patterns include:

  • Colorpoint
  • Colorpoint mitted (or sometimes just known as “Seal Mitted” or “Seal Point Mitted”)
  • Mitted with a blaze
  • Bicolor
  • Lynx
  • Tortie or Torbie

And the above patterns can be combined – for example, you can have a Seal Lynx Mitted with a blaze Ragdoll cat.

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Ragdoll Fanciers Worldwide provides an excellent example of Seal Ragdolls’ patterns and colors. Still, some are included here as well. Please also check out the Ragdoll Fanciers Worldwide Website (link below).

Below are photos submitted by readers and breeders of the different patterns that Seal Ragdoll cats can come in.  We always welcome crystal clear photos of seal Ragdoll cats to be submitted.  If you would like to add yours here, please contact us.

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Seal Colorpoint Ragdoll Cat Photos

What is a seal point Ragdoll?

“Seal” is the name of the brown color of hair related to color-pointed cats. “Point” refers to the points of a cat – its ears, paws, face, and tail. Seal Point.

So if you’re wondering what a seal point Ragdoll looks like – a seal point Ragdoll or a seal colorpoint Ragdoll (same description, but varied a little bit in words) has brown paws, brown ears, a brown face, and a brown tail. Hence the reason that people who are unfamiliar with Rgadoll colors call a seal, a brown Ragdoll.

Harlow, a Seal Point Ragdoll
Harlow is a seal point Ragdoll (she has no mitts and a dark chin).
1-year-old Seal Point Ragdoll Jazzy lying on carpet
1-year-old Seal Point Ragdoll Jazzy loved by Beth
Seal Point Female Ragdoll Cat Emma sitting on blue armchair with stuffed bear
Seal Point Female Ragdoll Cat, Emma, loved by Nancy

Seal (Colorpoint) Mitted Ragdoll Cat Photos

We have a page on the site dedicated to the Seal-mitted Ragdoll cat transition from kitten to adulthood.  You can see it here: Ragdoll Cat Pictures: The Seal-Mitted Transition.

Rags, a seal mitted ragdoll
Rags (this website’s founder) is a seal point mitted Ragdoll (see how he has white on his mitts? He is mismarked for showing for several reasons, but primarily because he does not have a white chin).
Caymus' Face
Caymus is a seal mitted Ragdoll (see how he does have a white chin).
Murphy, a Seal Mitted Ragdoll with a Blaze
Murphy is a seal-mitted Ragdoll (white chin) with an hourglass blaze (off-center).
Tori, a Seal Mitted Ragdoll with a Blaze
Dandenong Tora Rhianne resides at Ciara Ragdolls in Germany. She is a seal-mitted Ragdoll (white chin) with an hourglass blaze (on center, unlike Murphy).
Seal Mitted with a Blaze Ragdoll Cat sitting on edge of tub. Bradley Al Morgan Ashton Age 3, 16 lbs
Seal Mitted with a Blaze Ragdoll Cat
Bradley Al Morgan Ashton Age 3, 16 lbs.JPG
Dente Ragdoll Owned by Sharon O'Rourke
This is 10-year-old Dente, owned by Sharon O’Rourke. He is a seal mitted with a blaze.

Seal Bicolor Ragdoll Cat Pictures

Silken a seal bicolor Ragdoll cat next to another Ragdoll cat
Silken, a seal bicolor Ragdoll cat loved by S Bryant
Bandit is a seal bicolor Ragdoll sitting against a blue background
Soulmates American Dream, a.k.a Bandit is a seal bicolor Ragdoll.
Henry Brighton-Sterling, Seal Bicolor, belly side up on carpet
Henry Brighton-Sterling, Seal Bicolor, loved by Chalon
Colin, seal point ragdoll, in the Grass - Photo by Robin Desantis
Colin in the Grass – Photo by Robin Desantis
Zander at 9 weeks old and Zander Today loved by Deanna Downs
Zander at 9 weeks old and Zander Today loved by Deanna Downs
Silly 10-year-old Seal Bi-color Ragdoll Zoe can still flatten her hips like a kitten lying on the carpet
Silly 10-year-old Seal Bi-color Ragdoll Zoe can still flatten her hips like a kitten. She lives with Pam Kennedy
Emerson lying on hardwood floor, owned by Janet Swilley
Seal Bicolor, Emerson, owned by Janet Swilley
Our 9 month old seal bi ragdoll called bailey sitting next to LOVE sign. Owned by Ste and Fi.
Our 9-month-old seal bi ragdoll called Bailey. Owned by Ste and Fi.

Seal Bicolor Torbie Ragdoll Cat Pictures

Annabella, a seal flame bicolor torbie lying on carpet, owned by Brita Pingry
Annabella, a seal flame bicolor torbie, owned by Brita Pingry
Annabella, a seal flame bicolor torbie, belly side up on patchwork quilt owned by Brita Pingry
Annabella, a seal flame bicolor torbie, owned by Brita Pingry

Seal Lynx Colorpoint Ragdoll Cat Photos

Teddie Honey Bear loved by Jan. Photo Credit: Picture Studios
Seal Point Lynx
Teddie Honey Bear loved by Jan. Photo Credit: Picture Studios

Seal Tortie Ragdoll Cat Pictures

Prada 5-year-old Seal Tortie Ragdoll cat from Kansas sitting in grass outside.
Kansas Ragdolls Prada, loved by Laura
Prada 5 year old Seal Tortie Ragdoll cat from Kansas Ragdolls bred by Leanna at House of Steward Ragdolls
Kansas Ragdolls Prada, loved by Laura
GEORGIA RAGDOLLS SUGARNSPICE seal tortie mitted with a blaze
This is GEORGIA RAGDOLLS SUGARNSPICE. She is a Seal Tortie Point Mitted with Blaze.
NenesRags Misbehavn of AllDolledUp
This is NenesRags Misbehavn of AllDolledUp. She is a Seal Tortie Point.
NenesRags Misbehavn of AllDolledUp sitting in cat bed
This is NenesRags Misbehavn of AllDolledUp again. She is a Seal Tortie Point.

Seal Torbie Ragdoll Cat Pictures

Jolie a seal point torbie tortie and lynx mix mitted Ragdoll
This is Jolie, a seal point torbie (tortie and lynx mix) mitted Ragdoll. She is quite the poser 😊
The first picture is the most current; she is 4 and 1/2 years old. The second pic is from when she was 6 – 7 months old. Her colors came in over time.

Seal Lynx Ragdoll Cat Pictures

Seal Lynx Ragdoll lying on a chair
This is a Seal Mitted Lynx Ragdoll (evident by the stripe-like look) from Soulmate Ragdolls.

The photos below are of Dior, owned by Belladolls Ragdolls. Dior is a seal lynx bicolor Ragdoll (color–because he’s Australian!).

Dior owned by Belladolls Ragdolls 14 weeks
Dior (owned by Belladolls Ragdolls) at 14 weeks. He is a seal lynx bicolor ragdoll. Notice how his color gets so much darker as he gets older.
Dior owned by Belladolls Ragdolls sitting on chair
This is Dior, owned by Belladolls Ragdolls. Dior is a Seal Lynx BiColor Ragdoll.
Dior sitting on wood bench next to green plants, owned by Belladolls Ragdolls
Dior, a Seal Lynx BiColor Ragdoll, owned by Belladolls, Ragdolls hanging around outside.
Belladolls Ragdolls Dior at 10 months lying on tile floor
Dior, a Seal Lynx BiColor Ragdoll, owned by Belladolls Ragdolls at 10 months old. What a Beauty.

More Seal Ragdoll Cat Photos

Seal Bi-color Ragdoll Zoe, Blue Point Ragdoll Shale and Seal Lynx Ragdoll enjoy the first open window last spring. They live with Pam Kennedy.
Seal Bi-color Ragdoll Zoe, Blue Point Ragdoll Shale, and Seal Lynx Ragdoll enjoyed the first open window last spring. They live with Pam Kennedy.
Left to Right: Blue Point Ragdoll Shale, Seal Bi-color Ragdoll Zoe and Seal Lynx Ragdoll Chloe all live with Pam Kennedy
Left to Right: Blue Point Ragdoll Shale, Seal Bi-color Ragdoll Zoe, and Seal Lynx Ragdoll Chloe all live with Pam Kennedy.
Sisters Seal bi-color Ragdoll Zoe and Seal Lynx Chloe snuggling,  live with Pam Kennedy.
Sisters Seal bi-color Ragdoll Zoe and Seal Lynx Chloe live with Pam Kennedy.

Seal Ragdoll Cat FAQs

Now that you’ve seen our lovely collection of pictures of seal point Raggies, you must have a perfect idea of what these gorgeous cats look like.

We’ve made a list of the most frequently asked questions about this Ragdoll coloration, and we hope you can find the answers you need.

Are seal point Ragdoll cats born with their trademark brown fur?

No, they are not. All Ragdoll cats are born entirely white (unless it is a Mink Ragdoll). Then, as they grow up, they develop their trademark brown fur on their faces and body.
You can read more about color progression in Ragdolls here. We also added an extensive photo gallery from our Floppycats community to show how the colors begin showing in Ragdoll cats.

Do seal Ragdolls change color?

Seal Ragdoll Cat Color Change Charlie

Yes, they certainly do. But, like all Ragdoll cats, seal points can also change color throughout their lives. They get their generic colors young and then develop secondary characteristics until adulthood.

The other significant wave of color changes comes when the cat reaches seniority. Elderly seal points also change color quite a bit. Aside from that, Ragdoll cats have a unique trait that makes them change color as their body temperature changes.

They can also change color due to diet changes as Charlie did – or because of the environment (moving from a cold to a warm climate) or health reasons.

How does a seal point Ragdoll change color when its body temp is high?

While the changes are visible, you will not notice them on your cat’s face but on its body. When their body temperature increases, their fur becomes lighter in tone. Suppose your cat is suddenly whiter, or its fur is simply lighter in tone. In that case, check its body temperature.

How does a seal point Ragdoll change color when its body temp is low?

As their body temperature drops, Ragdoll cats develop lighter-toned fur. For instance, a gray patch will become lighter and even close to white. Also, you may notice that the brown in its paws is getting higher in seal point Ragdolls.

Please note that the brown patches on its face are less likely to change. So whenever you see your Ragdoll cat getting darker fur, you should check its temperature.

How do you recognize a seal point Ragdoll cat?

The definite trait that makes a Ragdoll cat a seal point is the patch of brown fur on its face. This is the essential element that makes it a “seal.” As for the points, these are brown patches on its extremities – ears, paws, or the tip of its tail.

Are seal point Ragdoll cats rare?

No, they are not. The most popular type of Ragdoll cat is a seal point. So when people think of Ragdoll cats, they typically picture a seal point Raggie.

This is the breed’s signature coloration, but it is not the only one. For example, look at the impressive variety of seal point Raggies in the picture gallery above.

At what age can you tell a cat is a seal point Ragdoll?

While Ragdoll cats are all born white, their color traits begin showing when they are a few months old. In seal points, you can see its brown patch of fur.

Suppose you are getting your Ragdoll cat from an authorized breeder. In that case, it will be about three months old before you can take it home (I do not suggest getting a kitten from a breeder younger than 12 weeks – they need that time to learn from their mom and siblings). By that age, it will have all its color traits, and you can choose the cat you like best.

What are the characteristics required for showing seal point Ragdolls?

Ragdoll cats must have all the breed’s required characteristics to be qualified for showing. Moreover, each coloration has a standard version. Therefore, only the cats with all the characteristics included in each coloration standard can be shown in competitions.

For seal points, it is a brown seal with a white chin and white mitts. A breeder will help you know if your cat is a show-quality cat or pet quality. There are usually categories for pet quality Ragdolls and show quality Ragdolls. So even if you have a pet-quality Ragdoll, you may be able to show s/he.

Do seal-point Ragdolls have to be brown?

Yes, they do. The “seal” is the brown patch of fur on their faces. While this can be larger (over the eyes and the mouth) or smaller (just around the nose), it has to be there for a Ragdoll cat to be considered a seal.

Do seal Ragdolls have blue eyes?

Yes, most do (unless it is a Mink Ragdoll). Their striking blue eyes are one of the best-known characteristics of Ragdoll cats.

However, not all have blue eyes, which also goes for seal points.
There is no specific connection between a Ragdoll’s eye color and seal point coloration. While rare, they can also have gold-yellow eyes or blue-green eyes.

Are seal Ragdoll cats only brown and white?

No, they are not. While the brown patch of fur on their faces is the essential characteristic for a cat to be considered a seal, it can also present other coloration patterns on its body.
Plenty of striking combinations abound, from bicolor seal Ragdolls to lynx point Ragdolls and all the way to seal tortie Raggies.

Can seal Ragdolls also be lynx Raggies?

As you can see in our photo gallery above, there are plenty of combinations for Ragdoll cats. If the brown patch of fur on the Raggie’s face is also brindle, it is both a seal and a lynx.

Are there any seal and tortie Ragdoll cats?

Yes. You can see some in our pictures above. For example, if a cat presents the characteristic black and brown tortoiseshell (tortie, in short) and that for a seal Raggie, it is a seal tortie Ragdoll cat.

What do seal point Ragdolls look like when they are old?

When seal point Ragdolls reach seniority, their body temperature drops. This causes their darker fur to become lighter in tone. The light-colored area around their brown patch will get lighter and more significant for seal points.

In time, it will gain ground over the brown patch, and the brown part will become smaller. You will notice lighter to white fur on the faces more and more. Depending on their coloration pattern, you will also notice this on the rest of their bodies. Still, the changes to the fur on their faces will be the most noticeable.

Looking for Seal point ragdoll kittens for sale or Seal point mitted ragdoll kittens for sale? Here is excellent information to look into first.


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Is your kitty a seal point Ragdoll as well? If so, in which category would you include her? Tell us all about the unique colors of your Ragdoll cat in the comments section below. You are welcome to share pictures of your kitty with the rest of the Floppycats community on Facebook and with us. Let’s explore the wonderful colors of this amazing breed together!

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12 Comments

  1. Susan McGowan says:

    Thank you for great info on Ragdolls. I had thought that my Tiki was a Birman but now I realize that she is a Ragdoll. She is a Sealpoint with a crooked blaze. Keep up the great work.

  2. SUCH a beautiful & lush color pattern! ALWAYS enjoy seeing this info again and again, Jenny honey! Thanks for the re-post/reminder! 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love & purrs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3 <3 <3

  3. Patti Johnson says:

    Thanks for more info regarding the Colors of Ragdolls and these beautiful pictures! Lurve the pics. Such GORGEOUS kitties! So cute! (Psssst. Don’t tell my hubby but I’ve always wanted to get a 2nd Ragdoll for our home. Would lurve to have a Seal or a Flame for a 2nd Raggy! But, alas, there’s a one pet limit per apartment where we live. Sigh….)

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Pink Sugar 🙂 <3

    1. Patti, who is the pet police anyway? Call them by the same name, nobody will be the wiser! 🙂

      1. LOL…except for when the semi-annual ac/heater filter change and smoke alarm inspecton occurs with management & maintenance (just another opportunity for management to check up on you). 🙂 <3

      2. Mariann Saieed says:

        great idea! call them the same name!

  4. Lisa Frank says:

    I am currently loving three little ragdoll kittens (just turned four month). I had them weighed, and they come in at 9.5, 9.2, and 4.9 pounds respectively. The boys weigh the most, and their little sister is the tiny runt of the little. We are keeping them, as too many “prospective” adoptive homes became prospective nightmares. Only one was adopted out, and she won the lottery! She loves her home, and her new little baste hound too! I can’t help but wonder just HOW large these kittens will become?

  5. Hi Jenny – didn’t you used to have a section where we could post questions regarding our Ragdolls?? I used it a few times and got some very helpful information with my adopted Ragdoll. I have discovered from your site that my boy is a Seal Mitted Ragdoll. I see I can post his pick on your Facebook page, which I think I will do. My concern is he has begun ‘yowling’ in the middle of the night. He used to sleep right through and for the past few weeks he has started this new trick! Any suggestions?

  6. Was wondering weather some one could help me in finding out what colour my baby girl is, I was told she is a ‘rare chocolate lynx’ ragdoll . Unsure though?

  7. I am looking for a cat to adopt that looks like 10-year old Dente, owned by Sharon O’Rourke. Could be an adult or kitten.

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