What Colors Do Ragdoll Cats Come In?

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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 Cat Murphy

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.

Ragdoll Cat Charlie

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:

Ragdoll patterns include:

  • Mitted (with a blaze)
  • Colorpoint
  • Lynx
  • Torbie
  • Tortie
  • Bicolor
    • Includes Van, True, Mid High White, High Mitted

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Are you interested in knowing what types of Ragdoll color patterns produce what color patterns in kittens? If so, please click on either link below to find out more.

What are your color and pattern preferences? When did your Ragdoll kitties start to show their colors? What are your experiences with the costs of different colors and patterns? Share your stories here!

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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. Susan Whitney says:

    I don’t think I could ever choose between the Lilac point coloring of my Izzy or of my Sophie’s rich Seal point coloring (passed 2 years ago) They are both equally gorgeous to me ❣❣❣

  2. Teresa Reid says:

    For Ragdolls, I do love Illaria’s lynx markings and Gracie’s silky sepia fur that is like nothing I’ve ever felt before. Both of their fur never mats. Illaria’s is really fluffy and puffy, kinda like cotton candy feeling. Grace’s fur is straight and silky, so soft that sometimes I can’t even tell I’m touching it, it’s that soft. Illaria’s colors didn’t come out fully until she was about 1 1/2-2 years, kind of like what Patti said about Miss Pink Sugar’s colors. Gracie being a Blue sepia, was born with dark fur, the same smokey/blue/grey just like she has now. Illaria’s fur hasn’t changed that much in colors so far, but Gracie’s goes from that really smokey blue/grey to sometimes a silvery Greige (the in paint colors for homes these days, haha!). The cost for each one of them $800 and $1,200. I didn’t feel it was too much because of the good reasons that Patti and Jenny stated above. Plus, I feel that any good and responsible breeder’s fees should reflect that.

  3. Great post, Jenny! Miss PSB is a Blue Lynx Bi-Color. She began to show her colors around 8 weeks to 10 weeks (very faintly) and it took a full 2 years for her actual coloring to arrive. It’s so hard for me to pick a favorite color and pattern but I’m so drawn to the Flames & Creams & Blues & Seals & Solids (Sepias are super gorgeous!) and any tortie/torbie markings and blazes! I don’t have any experience with what the costs are for different colors and markings other than what we paid for our beautiful girl. She was $1000 (and that included her spaying, which was done while she was still at the cattery. Worth every penny, too! 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

    1. Agree that mine were worth every penny too!! It’s hard for me when people email me saying they can’t believe how much a Ragdoll costs – because I would have paid 100 times what I did for mine =).

      1. Totes agree! That investment is priceless based on the joy, love & companionship these marvelous animals give us each and every single day! Life would not be the same with our Ragdolls! 🙂 <3 <3 <3

      2. Teresa Reid says:

        Me too Jenny and Patti. Agree with everything you both just said so well!♥

      3. Stephanie Anderson says:

        Compared to some breeds they aren’t THAT pricey. You could have this pet for 20 years. That’s pennies a day and you get a fairly predictable appearance and set of delightful personality traits. I have a spectacular large blue point mitted from Jenny’s breeder and want a lynx blue next (I have a senior non-ragdoll and after he leaves me I will get a second ragdoll) The lynx seem to be the most difficult to get. That was my first choice but I couldn’t find one from a good breeder.

    2. Teresa Reid says:

      And she is GORGEOUS inside and out just like her sweet Mama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!♥♥♥

      1. As are YOUR Adorable Baby Girls (Little Puddie-Pie & Miss Gracie Boo), Sweet T! (Now you stop making me blush..) 🙂 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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