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

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This page was originally published on Nov 7, 2014, but is updated regularly.

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 a number of 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 a variety of patterns, but their dark brown fur is what 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.

Ragdoll Fanciers Worldwide provides a good example of the different Seal Ragdolls patterns and colors, but some are included here in as well. Please check out the Ragdoll Fanciers Worldwide Website as well (link below).

If you are really interested in showing your Ragdoll cat, there is a terrific website that shows what the cat must look like – Ideal Markings in Mitted and Bicolor Ragdolls

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.

Seal Colorpoint Ragdoll Cat Photos

What is a seal point Ragdoll?

“Seal” is the name of brown color of hair as it relates to colorpointed cats.  “Point” refers to the points of a cat – their ears, paws, face and tail. 

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 eats, a brown face and a brown tail.

Monkey Girl of Angelkissed Ragdolls
Monkey Girl of Angelkissed Ragdolls
Harlow, a Seal Point Ragdoll
Harlow is a seal point Ragdoll (she has no mitts and has a dark chin).
1 year old Seal Point Ragdoll Jazzy loved by Beth
1 year old Seal Point Ragdoll Jazzy loved by Beth
Seal Point Female Ragdoll Cat Emma loved by Nancy
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 a number of 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 a hourglass blaze (which is off-center, of course).
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 a hourglass blaze (on center, unlike Murphy).
Seal Mitted with a Blaze Ragdoll Cat Bradley Al Morgan Ashton Age 3, 16 lbs.JPG
Seal Mitted with a Blaze Ragdoll Cat
Bradley Al Morgan Ashton Age 3, 16 lbs.JPG
Dente 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

Bandit is a seal bicolor Ragdoll
Soulmates American Dream, a.k.a Bandit is a seal bicolor Ragdoll.
Henry Brighton-Sterling, Seal Bicolor, loved by Chalon
Henry Brighton-Sterling, Seal Bicolor, loved by Chalon
Colin 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. She lives with Pam Kennedy
Silly 10-year-old Seal Bi-color Ragdoll Zoe can still flatten her hips like a kitten. She lives with Pam Kennedy
Emerson owned by Janet Swilley
Seal Bicolor, Emerson owned by Janet Swilley
Our 9 month old seal bi ragdoll called bailey. 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, owned by Brita Pingry
Annabella, a seal flame bicolor torbie, owned by Brita Pingry
Annabella, a seal flame bicolor torbie, 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

GEORGIA RAGDOLLS SUGARNSPICE
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
This is NenesRags Misbehavn of AllDolledUp again. She is a Seal Tortie Point.

Seal Lynx Ragdoll Cat Pictures

Seal Lynx Ragdoll
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 (colour–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
This is Dior owned by Belladolls Ragdolls. Dior is a Seal Lynx BiColor Ragdoll.
Dior owned by Belladolls Ragdolls
Dior, a Seal Lynx BiColor Ragdoll, owned by Belladolls Ragdolls hanging around outside.
Belladolls Ragdolls Dior at 10 months
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 enjoy 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 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 very good 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 out Floppycats community to show how the colors begin showing in Ragdoll cats.

Do seal Ragdolls change color?

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

The other major 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 like Charlie did – or because of environment (moving from a cold to warm climate) or because of health reasons.

Ragdoll Cat Color Change – Charlie

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 rather on its body. When their body temperature increases, their fur becomes lighter in tone. If you notice your cat is suddenly whiter or that its fur is simply lighter in tone, you should probably check their 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. In seal point Ragdolls, you may notice that the brown in its paws is getting higher and higher.

Please note that the brown patches on its face are less likely to change. Whenever you see your Ragdoll cat getting darker fur, you should check their 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. In fact, the most popular type of Ragdoll cat is a seal point. When people think of Ragdoll cats, they typically picture a seal point Raggie.

This is the breed’s signature coloration, but it is not by far the only one. Just take a look back at the impressive variety of seal point Raggies in the picture gallery above.

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

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

If you are getting your Ragdoll cat from an authorized breeder, then 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 of its color traits and you can choose the cat you like best.

What are the characteristics required for showing for seal point Ragdolls?

To be qualified for showing, Ragdoll cats have to have all the required characteristics of the breed. Moreover, each coloration has a standard version and only the cats that have 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 you cat is a show quality cat or a 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 in size (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 of them do (unless it is a Mink Ragdoll). Their striking blue eyes are one of the best-known characteristics of Ragdoll cats. However, not all of them have blue eyes, and this goes for seal points as well.

There is no specific connection between a Ragdoll’s eye color and its 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 present other coloration patterns on its body as well.

From bicolor seal Ragdolls to seal lynx point Ragdolls and all the way to seal tortie Raggies, there are plenty of amazing combinations out there.

Can seal Ragdolls also be lynx Raggies?

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

Are there any seal and torie Ragdoll cats?

Yes, there are and you can see some of them in our pictures above. If a cat presents the characteristic black and brown tortoiseshell (tortie, in short) and also that for a seal Raggie, then 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. For seal points, that means that the light-colored area around their brown patch will get lighter and also bigger.

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 their faces more and more. Depending on their coloration pattern, you will also notice this on the rest of their bodies, but the changes to the fur on their faces will be the most noticeable.

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

Would you like to see another picture of a ragdoll cat? If so, please click on any of the Ragdoll color patterns below:

 

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  1. 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?

  2. 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?

  3. 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. 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

  4. 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

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