Tortie Ragdolls

Post Published on January 23, 2021 | Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Jenny

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.

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. Find photos of Tortie Ragdolls below.

Seal Tortie Ragdoll Cats

Prada 5 year old Seal Tortie Ragdoll cat from Kansas Ragdolls bred by Leanna at House of Steward Ragdolls
Seal Tortie mitted Ragdoll cat, Kansas Ragdolls Prada loved by Laura
Prada 5 year old Seal Tortie Ragdoll cat from Kansas Ragdolls bred by Leanna at House of Steward Ragdolls
Seal Tortie mitted Ragdoll cat, Kansas Ragdolls Prada loved by Laura
tortie ragdoll
Seal Tortie mitted Ragdoll cat, Motley Ripley born February 27 2016
seal tortie mitted ragdoll
Seal Tortie mitted Ragdoll cat, Motley Ripley born February 27 2016
Tortie Ragdoll Cats with a Blaze Seal Mitted Tortie with a blaze Mia and Mya
Mia and Mya – they are sisters. They are seal point mitted torties and Mia has the full mask and Mya has the half mask. They are a year and a half old. My girlfriend Tina and I live with them in Cape Coral Florida.

Seal Tortie Bicolors

Lila is a seal point bicolor tortie Ragdoll cat Pictured here at 14 weeks and 9 months
Lila is a seal point bicolor tortie Ragdoll cat. Pictured here at 14 weeks and 9 months. Photo by Lisa Davidson. Lisa wrote, “Lila was about 14 weeks old in these pictures and was pretty much a white cat with odd-colored ears and  tip of color at her tail. Her flame coloring on her face was completely absent, and if not for her little pink nose and toes, there was no way to tell she was a bicolor.”
Pacificats Pippa Longstockings, a seal tortie point bicolor girl at 14 weeks old
Seal Tortie Bicolor – Pacificats Pippa Longstockings
Pacificats Pippa Longstockings, a seal tortie point bicolor girl at 7 months old
Pacificats Pippa Longstockings is a seal tortie point bicolor girl (above) 14 weeks old and(below) at 7 months old
Pacificats Pippa Longstockings, a seal tortie point bicolor girl
Seal Tortie Bicolor – Pacificats Pippa Longstockings
Pacificats Pippa Longstockings, a seal tortie point bicolor girl
Seal Tortie Bicolor – Pacificats Pippa Longstockings
Pacificats Claire, a seal tortie point bicolor girl
Seal Tortie Bicolor – Pacificats Pippa Longstockings as a kitten

Pacificats Claire, a Seal Tortiepoint Bicolor

Pacificats Claire, a seal tortie point bicolor girl
Pacificats Claire is a gorgeous seal tortie point bicolor ragdoll kitten at (above) 7 weeks old and (below) at 7 months

 

 

Pacificats Claire, a seal tortie point bicolor girl
seal tortie point bicolor ragdoll, Pacificats Claire

Snugglers – A Chocolate Lynx Torbie Bicolor

Snugglers

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”.”

Snugglers

Snugglers

Snugglers

Glory, a chocolate tortie bicolor owned by Lonerock Ragdolls, Sue Villareal
Glory, a chocolate tortie bicolor owned by Lonerock Ragdolls, Sue Villareal
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 tortie lynx point mitted torbie goose
Goose, a seal tortie lynx point mitted Ragdoll cat, who is 11 years old and is loved by Lindsay

Blue Tortie Ragdoll Cats

Blue Mitted Tortie Ragdoll Cat Nova loved by Mikaela Chris
Holliewoodrags Nova, blue tortie point mitted Ragdoll cat loved by Mikaela & Chris in Nottingham, UK
Chloe a blue tortie colourpoint Ragdoll cat loved by Charlotte - follow her on justchloetheragdoll
Chloe, a blue tortie colourpoint Ragdoll cat, loved by Charlotte – follow her on @justchloetheragdoll
Blue Cream Tortie Ragdoll Cat Freya loved by Helen
Blue tortie Ragdoll
Ivy, a Blue cream tortie Ragdoll, loved by Gina
Ivy, a Blue cream tortie Ragdoll, loved by Gina
Angelight Ragdolls Kittens
A Blue Cream Tortie Point Bicolor kitten and her sister, a Seal point tortie Point Bicolor from Angelight Ragdolls at 8 weeks old, Chamomile is a blue cream tortie bicolor, while her sister is a Seal Tortie Bicolor. Chamomile will have cream and blue patches with white, and Jasmine will have Seal (brown) and red patches with white.

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

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.

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16 thoughts on “Tortie Ragdolls

  1. Fabiana Kerbes says:

    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!

  2. CJ says:

    Gorgeous flurries.
    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?

      • CJ says:

        Apologies.
        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?

  3. Olivia owner says:

    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.
    Jason

  4. Patti Johnson says:

    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!

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbug 🙂 <3

  5. Lynn says:

    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.

    • CJ says:

      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.

  6. KM says:

    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.

  7. Suzanne says:

    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!!!!!!!!!♥

  8. Kathy says:

    My 18 month old Ragdoll Tinkerbell has developed a large furball on her breast – what is the best way to deal with this?

    • Melissa says:

      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.

    • Sharon Wood-Purdy says:

      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!

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