What does bicolor Ragdoll mean?
A Bicolor Ragdoll is a pattern of a Ragdoll wherein the cat has an inverted and symmetrical V in the mask and almost the whole back is colored. There is white on the front and back legs and a long white strip that goes from just under the chin to the underside base of the tail. Some of the point coloration is also visible.
The bicolor Ragdoll (pictured above and pictured left is Catnip Cactus Jack of Angelight) is a sought after color pattern and is one of the three accepted color patterns of the Ragdoll Cat breed. When looking at show quality, there are two ideal marking patterns: Minimal white and maximum white.
Minimal white marked bicolor Ragdolls have the pink paw pads and noses. They have an inverted and symmetrical V in the mask and almost the whole back is colored. There is white on the front and back legs and a long white strip that goes from just under the chin to the underside base of the tail. Some of the point coloration could be visible.
In the maximum white marked bicolor there is, as the name suggests, more white then color. The color forms what looks like a saddle on the back of the feline. Paw pads and nose is pink and belly and legs are completely white. The mask extends past the eyes.
Ragdoll kittens are born white and their colors deepen as they age. There are numerous colors that the bicolor ragdoll can come in: seal, flame, blue, and tortie. They can come in the lynx or non lynx pattern.
The seal bicolor has colors that range from dark beige to chocolate brown. The points are the darkest part with the color getting gradually darker as it goes to the points. The flame is similar only with lighter to darker beige coloration. The tortie color variation is a mix of the two it has a base beige color with darker splotches in it. The blue bicolors is one of the more popular colors. The colors range from a light grey to a darker grey blue.
The lynx pattern has a base color with lines of a darker variant running through the body, very similar pattern to tabby markings. For example, a blue lynx bicolor ragdoll will have the standard white base with blue patterns. There will be darker shades of blue and gray running through the body.
The bicolor pattern is a wonderful compliment to an already extraordinary cat breed. Whether show quality or not they are a sight to behold. The bicolor ragdolls live up to their regal nature.
Cactus Jack of Angelight cuddling with momma Cinnimon and the one below is of Cactus at 3 weeks old.
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