Originally published February 19, 2010.
One of the controversial subjects among Ragdoll cat breeders and people who show Ragdoll cats, is solid Ragdolls.
Bet you didn’t know that there was such a thing as Solid Ragdolls! Solid Ragdoll Cats have the same Ragdoll personality wrapped in a different paint job.
Solids have been around since the beginning of the Ragdoll breed in the 1960s and were created and used by the Ragdoll Breed founder, Ann Baker.
A Solid Ragdoll has the same lovable personality, large size, excellent health as standard pointed Ragdolls, but in a solid pattern; a little non-traditional variety.
Solids come in the same three patterns and same colors as the pointed, except Seal (dark brown) is Black on solid cats.
They aren’t for everyone but there are some people that love the same Ragdoll personality in a color that has less white or light coloring or a little more variety than pointed. A Solid Ragdoll is what they are looking for.
What do you know about solid Ragdoll cats? Do you have an opinion about them?
I love them ALL no matter what color, type, breed, origin, pedigree or not, I absolutely, positively LOVE ALL of them as long as their name begins and ends with CAT. Our 4 1/2 year old blue, mitted sepia, Gracie, has the most bubbly, hilarious, floppy and laid back characteristics of a true Ragdoll even though some people would argue about that because she is a sepia. A sepia has two mink parents. She IS registered with CFA or TICA (forgot which one it’s been so long since I looked at her papers) contrary to what some might think. (I will look it up and see if anyone wants to know.)
Some breeders say that minks and sepias are below their standards while others tout them as being very rare and exotic. Did that matter to me when I was seeking a Ragdoll kitten? No, absolutely not because I was not interested in showing her. Just wanted a kitty to love and one who would love me. Got that and a whole lot more than I ever imagined she would be. Illaria, our seal mitted lynx, whose dad is a Quadruple International Grand champion, doesn’t act nearly as “Ragdoll-like” in her characteristics as Gracie. That said, I love her dearly for her own specific traits. She does follow me around everywhere I go, is sweeter than sweet, very innocent, adorable and loveable, but not at all floppy. She is too stiff and so I can’t carry her over my shoulder like I do Gracie who seems to just melt and run down my shoulders like a big, fuzzy rug. Love them both so deeply for who they are individually – they are part of my inner soul.
Purrfectly stated, Teresa!!! I totally agree! You are so lucky to have such an awesome Ragdoll like Miss Olivia Grace Pittypat Bookbinder!!! She ROCKS!!! We all should be lucky enough to have a kitteh like Miss Gracie in our lifetimes! And Miss Illaria Rose Peabody is such a darling (just like my Miss Pink Sugarbelle)..they are so similar in their behavior they could be twins! So sweet but not very floppy when held. But their devotion and adorableness is spectacular, that’s for sure! BIG HUGS & LOTS OF LOVE to all My Girls at Heart of Grace!!! 🙂 <3 <3 <3
Thank you for the sweet comments Patti. Really appreciate it.♥♥♥
Well said. I have four solid white rag dolls. Two are odd eyed with blue and green eyes opposite sides. The other two have solid blue eyes. I have a bi-color white and black green eyed ragdoll which people say it’s not a real ragdoll but I know he is, we also have a solid black ragdoll with green eyes, and have a half Persian half rag doll. I love them all. I don’t care what people say I know they’re real rag dolls. How can a mother and a father that are real ragdoll’s and registered give birth to a green eyed cat and it not be a real ragdoll just because it does not have blue eyes? I know blue eyes are what they’re going for but it doesn’t matter to me. The love they give is incredible.
I would love any Ragdoll any color or pattern,but Im partial to blue eyes,on these bundles of charm,but these green eyed babes pictured here im sure I WOULD end up adoring them,funny I stumbled on the article,cause I told my husband I would like a girl in the future,cause our two boy Ragdolls have been a toatal joy,and my Hubby said she has to be Ragdoll girl,he wants them all Ragdoll were so in tuned to the wonderful charm of the breed.Gotta Love your Dolls!
My sister is a breeder. Ragdolls started as said by Ann Baker from feral colony solid colors. Pointed colors were developed from there. Color Ragdolls generally do not have blue eyes. They could be registered as Ragdolls.They are not accepted in show standards today. Only the color point Ragdolls with blue eyes are accepted in long-haired pedigreed category. Color Ragdolls were never accepted for champion.
Hi, what state does your sister breed ragdolls in and what’s her price?
yes they are called ragamuffins. it was done due to the problems ann created with trying to trademark ragdolls. and the fact she made comments to the cat associations that ragdolls were breed with skunks, aliens and other animals. she did have a problem with expression. it was all about the money, she knew nothing of breeding. father, daddy warbucks was her neighbors cat.
I thought you said they already have blue eyes
So happy you reran this post, Jenny! I think the Solid Ragdolls are SUPER STUNNING & GORGEOUS! Actually, it’s hard for me to find a Ragdoll color that I don’t just lurve!!! lol 🙂 <3
Willow is just SO VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3
I had no idea. I love the “traditional” types that I am used to, but these are beautiful also. As long as they have the great personality, they are great.
This is the first time I’ve read (and I’ve read a lot about this breed!) that ragdolls could be solid colored!!!! Is it the same as “Ragamuffin”? We have a 2.5 year old kitty that I swear is a ragdoll. He is huge, fluffy, floppy, squishy love-bomb named Smokey Joe. We adopted from the local shelter when he was about 8 weeks old. I was not familiar with the breed but after we brought him home my then 10 year old daughter started researching breeds because he was just so full of personality! She found an article on ragdolls and had me read it. He has all of the characteristics! Except for his color. He is solid gray and doesn’t have blue eyes. But his size, shape, floppiness, the way he follows you and plays and talks to us is right on!. He’s always hanging out on his back spread eagle. He loves to rough-house and he doesn’t shed much. He loves to be carried around and he likes to snuggle but he is not a lap cat. We adopted another kitty at the same time. A little solid black girl who was about 6 months old. We love them them both beyond measure and although their personalities are quite different, they are inseparable. I LOVE this website!!! I love reading about Chiggy, Murphy, Charlie and Caymus!! Thanks Jenny!!