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                                  RAGDOLL FACTS

RAGDOLL DISPOSITION


Despite his gorgeous looks, the most outstanding feature of the Ragdoll is its temperament. The Ragdoll cat has a very gentle disposition and will love their owner unconditionally. They are very laid-back cats, being affectionate, gentle, intelligent, playful and trusting. They remind you more of a puppy than a cat and get deeply attached to their families.  Ragdolls can be very docile, as well as playfully active. Ragdolls will easily learn how to play fetch, will want to be petted, and love the "wand-like" toys that require you to play with them. They will always seek their owners company and they also have a great sense of humor. Ragdolls can learn to be  walked on a leash, and they will  "talk" to you with their soft voice.  They love to stretch out on their backs and to relax with their legs spread wide apart. They love to take little naps either under a table or on top of you. If you like a little shadow following you all around the house, then a Ragdoll is certainly the cat for you!

GENERAL INFORMATION

A Ragdoll Cat is always an indoor cat because of his trusting and fearless nature, and is comfortable even in a small apartment. Ragdolls get along with other pets very well and are great with children. Only thing they can't stand is loneliness. If their family is away for long days at work or school, they will need the company of another Ragdoll cat. 

BODY SIZE

Ragdolls are considered a larger cat with some males reaching a full weight of 15-20 pounds by the age of 3-4 years old. My QGC Alter Male Rhamee Blue is currently 23 pounds at 7 years of age. Females will also reach 12-16 pounds by the same age. My females range in weight form 9 pounds to 13 pounds.

GROOMING

Although Ragdolls are long-haired cats, they are much easier to care for than many of the other long-hair breeds, since their coats seldom mat and they shed less than most long haired cats. I usually comb or brush them several times a week to keep their coats clean and to remove any loose hair or dirt. You may also want to wash your cat on a monthly basis as well. This will help cut down on the dander and help you and your cat bond even more. Remember to cut their nails at least once a month or more.

COLORS AND PATTERNS

The main traditional colors are Seal,  Blue, Chocolate, and Lilac. However, there are now additional colors including  red, flame, tortie, cream and blue eyed white. All colors are found on the points of the cat including the ears, mask, feet, and tail. (excluding blue eyed white see cart below). Ragdoll Colors darken with age so you will see a definite change as time goes by. If you look at the tables below you will see all the possible combinations of colors and patterns.



PICK YOUR PATTERN AND COLOR AND CONTACT DAVE FOR KITTEN  DETAILS AND AVAILABILITY.

Color Point, Mitted, Bi-Color,  Lynx Point, and Tortie Patterning

Primary Patterns

Colorpoint

Has no white on the body and the feet are the same color as the rest of the pointed body parts. The body color is a lighter version of the point color. The nose color is the same as the point color but darker

Mitted

Same as color point except the front feet are white, the back legs are white booted, and the cat should have a white chin. Some mitteds may have a white blaze between the eyes or on the nose.

 

Bi-Color

 Has a white upside down "V" ( /\ ) on the face and the chest, stomach and front legs are white. Width of /\'s will vary but should be no wider than the ends of the eyes.

Secondary Patterns

Lynx Point

   It is actually an additional pattern of stripes appearing over the normal patterns listed above.  In addition to the stripes, it has white eyeliner around the eyes, the whisker pads are mostly white, the nose leather is a pinkish to red brick color and there is no point color in the ear.  Many people refer to this as the Tabby Pattern. Tortie patterns with lynx overlay are called Torbie.
 

Tortie

The Tortie pattern is a mixture of red, flame, or cream mixed with one of the traditional colors of seal or blue.  Females will only show this secondary patterning.

 

Torbie

The Torbie pattern is a mixture of red, flame, or cream mixed with one of the traditional colors of seal or blue and the lynx pattern.  Females will only show this secondary patterning.

 

 

Traditional Colors and Patterns

 
Seal Point
Points: Deep seal brown. 
Body: A smoky light to medium brown. 
Eye Color: Blue

 

Seal Point Mitted 
Points: Deep seal brown. 
Body: A smoky light to medium brown, front paws white, back legs white to mid leg. 
Chin: White. 
Eye Color: Blue
 


Blue Point
Points: Deep slate, grayish blue.
  Body: Bluish cream, shading gradually to light cream toward stomach and chest. 
Eye Color: Blue

 

Blue Point Mitted
Points: Deep slate, grayish blue. 
Body: Bluish cream, shading gradually to light cream toward stomach and chest, white mitts on front paws,  back legs white to mid leg. 
Chin: White 
Eye Color
: Blue
 
 
Blue / Seal Bi-Color
Points: Seal or Blue, has a white upside down "V" ( /\ ) on the face.  The chest, stomach and front legs are white. Width of /\'s will vary but should be no wider than the ends of the eyes. 
Eye Color: Blue
 
 
Lynx Point 
Can be in any color/pattern combination and shows a tabby striping type of patterning at the points.

Flame Point

Points: Medium-dark orange Body: orange creamsicle color with white cream in non color areas. Eye Color: Blue

Nontraditional Color

Rare Blue Eyed White

Eye Color: Blue  Body: All color and patterns are covered by the white gene. Blue Eyed Whites are full pointed Ragdolls but they are considered solid Ragdolls.

 

 

 

 

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