Ragdoll cats come in a variety of beautiful and elegant patterns and colors. They have soft semi-long coats, which do not require as much grooming as many long-haired cat breeds.
Ragdoll colors and patterns tend to come in slowly, and all Ragdoll breeds besides minks are born white. Their colors become distinguishable by 8-12 weeks, but colors and patterns usually do not fully come in until they are about 2 years old.
Ragdoll cats who are points will vary in color throughout their lives based on age and season because the color gene is affected by the warmth of the environment. Their legs will become colored first because extremities tend to be colder, and their color will vary with the temperatures of seasons. They will also become darker with age, as older cats have less blood flow through their veins.
Ragdolls come in a variety of colors and patterns – colors refers to the color of their fur, versus patterns refer to how they are “spotted.” For example, my cat Charlie is a seal (color) mitted (pattern) with a blaze. Ragdoll colors include:
- Blue Ragdolls
- Seal Ragdolls
- Chocolate Ragdolls
- Lilac Ragdolls
- Cream Ragdolls
- Tortie Ragdolls
- Mink Ragdolls
- Solid Ragdolls
- Red Ragdolls or Flame Ragdolls
Ragdoll patterns include:
- Mitted (with a blaze)
- Includes Van, True, Mid High White, High Mitted
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