Ragdoll Cat Colors and Pattern

The Ragdoll cat has a soft semi-long coat which does not require as regular a grooming as many other long-haired breeds. Ragdolls are born white (unless they are minks) and Ragdoll patterns and colors come in slowly.

Here is a list of the different Ragdoll cat colors:

– Blue Ragdolls – Seal Ragdolls – Chocolate Ragdolls – Lilac Ragdolls – Cream Ragdolls – Tortie Ragdolls – Mink Ragdolls – Solid Ragdolls – Red Ragdolls or Flame Ragdolls

Aside from color, Ragdoll cats also display various patterns. As defined by the Cat Fancier’s Association, here are the main patterns observed in Ragdoll cats and their main characteristics:

The Bi-Color Pattern

For bi-color Ragdoll cats, the points are restricted to the ears, tail, mask, and saddle area, where they appear shaded. The mask is white and it looks like an inverted “V”, which remains within the outer edges of the eyes. 

The Van Pattern

For this pattern, the point color is restricted to the ears, tail, and mask. The color of the ears and tails is dense and clearly defined. Minor white spotting is allowed. The mask maybe limited to the upper part and it may display some gradual fading in color. 

The Colorpoint Pattern

For this Ragdoll cat pattern, the point appear darker, with a well-defined color on the ears, mask, feet, and tail. The nose leather and paw prints are fully pigmented and they match the color of the point. 

The Mitted Pattern

Mitted Ragdoll cats display points in well-defined colors on the legs (except for the feet), ears, mask, and tail. They may even have a white blaze shaped like a star, a diamond, an hourglass or a line in one patch or broken, centrally, and symmetrically located anywhere from the top of the nose leather to the forehead. 

What is the most popular Ragdoll color and pattern?

The most popular Ragdoll color is the seal point. This is what the traditional Ragdoll cat looks like and this is what people expect to get when it comes to Raggies. 

What are the rarest Ragdoll colors?

In spite of their popularity, lilac Ragdolls are still very rare. Another rare sight is the flame point Ragdoll cat. Raggies that come in these colors are very important for breeding purposes because they possess this rare set of genes that gives these remarkable colors. 

Are all Ragdoll cats born white?

Yes, regardless of the final color they have, all Ragdoll kittens are born entirely white. Then, in the first few weeks of their lives, they start to develop the color of their coat. 

How can I tell what color my Ragdoll kitten is?

To find out which color your Ragdoll kitten is you have to wait at least one month. In the first part of their lives, all Raggies are white, but then, they gradually get their coloration. 

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