How does body temperature affect the coloration?
Most Ragdoll cats are bi-colored and it is all due to this mutation. In the areas of the body where the temperature is lower, such as the extremities – the paws, the edges of the ears – the fur will be darker in color, while the areas where the temperature is higher – the torso – the fur will be lighter in color.
Ragdoll Younglings Are Lighter In Color
Regardless of the color and the type of point of a Ragdoll cat, its color progression will be different over time. While it is a kitten, it will go from full white to white with some dark-colored areas in the extremities. Then, as the kitten gets older, the darker areas grow alongside it to develop its pattern.
Ragdoll Adults Will Maintain a Steady-Colored Coat Over Many Year
When cats reach adulthood, the changes in their metabolism are fewer and fewer. After the kitten’s development period is over, the adult cat will reach a steady state of its metabolism and maintain it throughout its adulthood.