Physical Characteristics of a Ragdoll Cat

by Rob on December 24, 2011

The Ragdoll cat is a big, heavy cat, with a large hindquarters and a broad chest. Ragdoll cats are slow to mature; they do not reach full maturity until almost three years old. The female Ragdoll cat is smaller than the male, she weighs anywhere from 10 to 15 pounds. Male Ragdoll cats average from 12 to 20 pounds when matured, although some cats may grow larger. Ragdoll cats have big oval blue eyes; they have sweet facial expressions. Ragdoll cats have large rounded ears that sit on their heads titled slightly forward. The Ragdoll cat has a curved sloped profile that merges at the tops of their heads.

Ragdoll cats have medium long coats with bushy tails; their fur has a soft texture that resembles rabbit fur. For the most part, Ragdoll cats have long fur around their necks and on their hindquarters. Their caots do not mat, and brushes easily. Ragdoll cats do require occasional grooming to maintain their coats. The Ragdoll cat breed is a pointed breed of cat. Similar to the Himalayan and Siamese cat, Ragdoll kittens are born white and develop color as they mature. Their color deepens as the cat ages. Most cat associations accept Ragdoll cats of three colors and four patterns. The accepted patterns of Ragdoll cat are: Bi-Color, Colorpoint, and Mitted. (Points are the ears, face tail, and feet)

A Colorpoint Ragdoll Cat has dark points; they have a lighter body color. Their nose color and pawpads will match their point colors. Colorpoint Ragdolls do not have white markings; they may have a pale body color that appears white on some cats.

A Mitted Ragdoll Cat has dark points and lighter body similar to a colorpoint Ragdoll; however, they also has white mitts on their front paws, with white boots on their back legs and feet. They have a white chin and a white ruff.

A Bi-Color Ragdoll Cat has dark points on their ears and tail, but their mask has an inverted V-shape between their eyes and muzzle. Their body color resembles a saddle on their back; the rest of their coat is white. Bi-Color Ragdolls have pink noses and paw pads.

The four colors of Ragdoll cat are: Blue, Chocolate, Seal, and Lilac. Lilac is sometimes referred to as a Frost color. Seal colored Ragdoll cats have dark seal brown points with a lighter tan body. Chocolate colored Ragdoll cats have milk chocolate points with an ivory colored coat. Blue Ragdoll cats have dark gray points and a light gray colored body. A Lilac colored Ragdoll cat has pinkish gray points with a frosty white colored body. Ragdoll cats are described by a combination of their pattern and color names. For instance, a Blue Ragdoll cat, depending on their pattern, might be called a Blue-Mitted Ragdoll, a Blue Bi-Color Ragdoll, or a Blue Colorpoint Ragdoll cat.

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sharna nothman [Visitor] October 7, 2007 at 4:03 pm

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