The Bicolor Ragdoll
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.
His full name in CFA is Catnip Sir Cactus Jack of Angelight.
His full name in TICA is Catnip Cactus Jack of Angelight.
See more photos of Bicolor Ragdoll cats that readers posted on our Facebook page.
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,
Love the website. Very informative and appears at the top every time I search for Ragdolls :]
I have a question: Can a bicolor ragdoll give birth of Seal Point or only bicolor kittens?
I believe a bicolor can give birth to a seal point – but I am not a breeder – best to Google “ragdoll cat genetics” or something.
Will give you possible colours and patterns
Wonderful info, Jenny! Miss Pink Sugarbelle is a beautiful blue lynx bi-color! The pictures posted here are so GORGEOUS!!! Lurve them all!!!
Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3
I adopted 2 brothers from the shelter and have discovered they are Ragdolls, one is classic pointed and a plume tail the other is black and white with same plume tail the white on him has the same texture as the pointed one(Glenn) but his black is a long but not as fluffed. They are very loving and and love their older step brother a black tabby. He was sure about them at first but now Glenn is his baby and the black and white one(Daryl) shelter named them from the walking dead is a hellion but so sweet and loving and loves to play fetch