Tortie Ragdolls are calico in color. So if you are searching for a calico Ragdoll or calico ragdoll cat, it’s probably because you have seen either a tortie or torbie Ragdoll cat.
The nomenclature is just different in the breed’s descriptions of colors and patterns, but in essence is the same thing.
“The Only Difference Between a Tortie and a Calico Is the Presence of White. The calico pattern has an extra spotting gene, which produces white, unpigmented spots. Those white spots can be either small or very big.” – sourced from PetHelpful.
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It doesn’t make a lot of sense then, why calico Ragdoll cats are called torbies or torties – since they always have white on them, but the fact remains that they are. Some get the words “tortie” and “torbie” confused.
However, the name “torbie” derives from a tortie (calico like coloring) that also has a lynx gene (tabby stripes), but the cat may still be referred to as a tortie, when technically it is a torbie. Ragdoll Fanciers Worldwide provides a good example of the different patterns and colors. Please check out the Ragdoll Fanciers Worldwide Website as well.
According to the CFA standards for the Ragdoll breed, there are various factors to look for to confirm a purebred tortie Ragdoll cat breed. In all of them, the eye color will be blue. That blue Ragdoll eye is really quite striking.
In a Seal-Tortie Point, the body color will be pale fawn or cream, with shading to the lighter color on the stomach and chest. Older cats might show some cream in the body color. The points will be seal brown, mottled with red or cream, while the nose leather and paw pads will be seal brown and ideally have flesh or coral pink mottling.
The coat pattern on a Chocolate-Tortie Point will be mainly ivory, and can be mottled with older cats. The points are a warm milk-chocolate color sometimes mottled with cream and/or red. Paw pads and nose leather will be cinnamon shaded.
Lynx Ragdoll variants of both of these pointed cat color variants exist. These include the same coat color but with stripe patterns on the legs and an ‘M’ shaped outline on the head.
Find photos of Tortie Ragdolls below, including those beautiful piercing blue eyes.
Seal Tortie Ragdoll Cats
Seal Tortie Bicolors
Pacificats Claire, a Seal Tortiepoint Bicolor
Snugglers – A Chocolate Lynx Torbie Bicolor
Snugglers’ owner writes, “I bought Snuggler from Sue VIllareal (Lonerock Cattery, Bancroft, Wisc.) BUT Snuggler was bred by a gal named Deb who had a small cattery in Madison, Wisc I Think – – SNuggler was listed on her Pedigree as “Little Deb Snuggler”, her mother was “Little Deb Lilah” & her father came from Gypsy Moon Ragdolls in Indiana, his name was “Gypsy Moon Possum”.”
Blue Tortie Ragdoll Cats
What does bicolor Ragdoll mean?
A bicolor Ragdoll is a Ragdoll cat that has an inverted and symmetrical V in its mask. Bicolor Ragdolls have almost their whole backs colored and they have white on the front and back legs. They also have a long white strip that extends from under their chins to their bellies and the lower part of their tails.
What color Ragdolls are rare?
The rarest Ragdoll colors are lilac and flame point. Lilac Ragdolls are gray and cream in color and flame point Ragdolls are light red and orange in color. Ragdoll cats of these colors are particularly important for breeding.
Are Ragdolls high maintenance?
No, Ragdolls are not high maintenance cats, but they do require regular care from their owners. These cats need regular grooming because they are long-haired cats, and they also need playtime with their owners. Ragdolls are independent cats, but they need to be stimulated intellectually with toys and playing.
Do Ragdolls get fluffier with age?
No, Ragdolls do not get fluffier with age, but they do get fluffier during winter when they have their cold season coats. They begin shedding in spring to shift toward the summer coat.
How long do Ragdoll cats live?
Ragdoll cats can live 9 to 15 years, on average, but most of them will live longer than that. There are records of Ragdoll cats that have lived to the age of 26, so it ultimately depends on the individual.
Are Ragdolls hypoallergenic?
No, they are not. In fact, no cat is 100% hypoallergenic because people can develop allergic reactions to cats’ saliva, urine, dander, fur, etc. Ragdoll cats do not have undercoats, which has sparked the myth that they are hypoallergenic, but that is not true. Please contact Floppycats.com if you have Tortie Ragdolls and you’d like for he or she to be featured on this page! Would you like to see more adult Ragdoll cat pics? Click on any of the color patterns below to see more:
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- Anemia in Cats
- Biscuit’s Story
- Caymus and Murphy, Seal Mitted Ragdolls
- Videos of Caymus, a Seal Mitted Ragdolls
- Chocolate Ragdolls
- Cream Ragdolls
- Declawing a Cat
- Declawing (more information)
- Harlow, a Seal Point Ragdoll
- Harlow, at 10 days old
- Harlow’s 1st Month in Kansas City, MO
- Harlow’s 2nd Month in Kansas City, MO
- Harlow’s 3rd Month in Kansas City, MO
- Harlow’s 5th Month in Kansas City, MO
- How to Introduce New Cats to Your Household
- Maddie and Hobbs, Seal Mitted Ragdolls with Blazes
- Mink Cats
- Mink Ragdoll
- Ms. Trinity’s and Mr. Tyler’s Ragdoll Rescue Story
- Murphy Videos
- Murphy’s Surgery
- My Ragdolls
- Ragdoll Cat or Floppy Cat
- Ragdoll Patterns and Colors
- Blue Ragdolls
- Lilac Ragdolls
- Red Ragdolls
- Seal Ragdolls
- Solid Ragdolls
- Tortie Ragdolls
- Skyy, A Blue Lynx Mitted Ragdoll Cat
- Your Ragdoll’s Story – Share Your Cat’s Story With Us!
I know this thread is a little old but I was wondering if anyone knew of a good breeder that has tortie ragdolls? I absolutely love the color but its not that easy to find!
Have a real curiosity in my life.
I found this site because I was trying to find out what point coloring is on one of two kittens my female had.
One is a lilac point mink female, and turns out the other is a seal Torrie… however, the Tortie is a male.
Didn’t believe that was possible.
How rare is that? Anyone?
I am not sure that I follow. Maybe send me photos of your kittens? Did the breeder not know?
Completely new to Ragdolls
My first is Jemma, and she was bred when I got her.
Owners were moving out-of-state and could not take her.
No clue how to get in touch with them now.
Named the female kitten Hippolyta and the male Perseus.
Both fearless and floppy and lovebugs!
How do I get photos to you?
I love Torties!
hOW DO I LEAVE Olivia’s picture I used to have your website Jenny but I have lost it what I need is your personal address so I can send you the picture of my Diva.
OMG, I lurve me some tortie/torbie Ragdolls!!!! One of my very favorite color patterns. (Actually it’s hard to find a color pattern on a Ragdoll that I’m not crazy about. lol)
But, the tortie/torbie color pattern really reasonates with me as it just is so random and beautiful and every single kitteh seems to have this gorgeous different splotchy thing going on with their adorable faces!
The pics of the kittehs above are SUPER GORGEOUS!!!! Miss Pippa Longstockings (gotta love THAT name!) and Miss Claire are my favorite pics because of those beautiful splotches on their face! Argh! Gah! Beauty and cuteness overload!!! 🙂
Thanks for sharing these pics, Jenny!
Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbug 🙂 <3
Reinforcing the no scissors comment- I was stupid enough to try it and poor Andy ended up with 5 stitches on his chest and I felt horrible. I didn’t cut him, but the skin pulled away from the matt and split. I agree with the pulling gently with your fingers- if your cat will allow it, you can usually work them out. Otherwise, I let the experts at my vet give them a buzz with shears.
Late comer to this topic, but have a solution even long-haired non-Rags love.
I keep my nails long.
When I find a tangle I just start easy scratching skin and gently work my nails outward through the tangle starting at the outside edges.
Every kitty I’ve had the pleasure of meeting loves the fact that a human has claws too.
Some are suspicious off the standard grooming tools, but fingers are lovin’ tools.
Gently work around the edges pulling the hair straight. The furball will get smaller. If you very, very carefully use the blade of a scissors or something else straight or sharp work through the hairball from near the cat (hand protecting) out, splitting it into one or more knots. It you do this over time, watching tv with your cat in your lap etc, you can work it out without having to cut a bald spot in your cat.
That’s the same way I deal with Milly’s large knots and do it when their sleepy they don’t notice as much.
My male Ragdoll occasionally gets an armpit matt. The only painless way out is electric Grooming sheers. Buy yourself a kit (about $25), if you have another person it takes 2 seconds to sheer it away. You’ll never know it was there with all their hair! I always have to do it by myself, and this cat hates to be held!!! I tried combs with blades, matt pullers, and the grooming sheers is really the only tool you’ll ever need that works fast and is painless….Never ever use scissors!!!!!!!!!♥
My 18 month old Ragdoll Tinkerbell has developed a large furball on her breast – what is the best way to deal with this?
Hi, Kathy! Mats can be very painful as they pull at the kitty’s skin. If left, a skin infection can develop, so it is important to get it out. If the mat is close to the skin, you will have to shave it off or get a groomer to do it. If it can be worked away from the skin, you can carefully use a small pair of scissors to cut it out. They only time I work on sorting out a mat, is if it is small and far enough away from the skin so that I can hold it and the pulling doesn’t hurt the Raggy. Hope this helps.
The best way I have found is to use a seam ripper. It is only sharp on the one part, you will not cut the cat’s, or dog’s skin ( I have used this method on dogs, as well ). Just break the matt apart, little by little, then comb, or pull it apart. Takes a little patience, but dies not seem to bother the pet. And no bald spots!
Agreed! I mentioned seam rippers here: Cat Matted Fur: Tips and Tricks to Remove Cat Mats