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Seal Tabby Bicolour ragdoll

A Bit of Background on Ragdolls.

The breed was developed in California, by breeder Ann Baker. Josephine a Persian/Angora non-pedigreed cat had litters sired by several unknown male Birman or Burmese-like cats, one of which had the Siamese point coloration. Sadly, Josephine was injured by a car but luckily, was nursed back to health.

'What does this have to do with today’s Ragdolls? Well, the post-car-accident kittens intrigued Baker. As a breeder of Persians herself, she concluded that Josephine’s kittens had been transformed by the trauma. She postulated that Josephine’s genes had somehow been rearranged in the incident, making her kittens docile, calm and overly friendly nature, and a tendency to completely relax when picked up.

Blue tabby point ragdoll

About The Breed

Get to Know Ragdolls

Behaviour & Personality

Ragdoll cats are known to be gentle, calm and sociable. Affectionate without being demanding. Ragdolls have an almost dog-like devotion to their owners. Some people also say they are attuned to emotional needs, a characteristic that makes them a perfect companion animal.

Indoor living is a must for all cats, but for Ragdolls it’s even more of a necessity. These cats are so friendly and laid-back that it can actually put them in danger. They would happily pal up with a strange dog, or even a cat-napper looking to bring such a silky kitty home.

Some people are people-persons, and Ragdolls are people-cats. They thrive on human interaction. In fact, they relax so deeply in the hands of their pet-parents that they tend to go completely limp, you guessed it, just like a Ragdoll.

Ragdoll Cat Coat: Easy Luxury

A Ragdoll cat’s fur is medium to long in length. That said, it isn’t terribly difficult to maintain due to its relative lack of undercoat. This gives the Ragdoll’s coat a super-strokable silkiness with few issues related to matting.

These ultra-fluffy kitties do need maintaining, but a weekly combing should do the trick. That said, it is important to pay close attention to problem areas on a daily basis. Look out for mats that can form around and under the front leg's hind legs and base of the tail.

“Dog Like Nature”

Ragdolls take the best traits from dogs such as loyalty and playfulness. They are fiercely loyal to their families and love being near their humans. Ragdolls will even wait patiently outside a door for their owner to come and play.

They love to play just like any other cat but they have also been known to play a game of fetch, they also tend to carry around their favorite toys in their mouth– trotting along like a satisfied puppy.

Their demeanor makes them fine companions for younger children. That is, as long as the kids don’t decide to take advantage of their trusting nature – a nature that also makes them a well-suited for homes that already have pets, including well-behaved dogs.

Ragdolls have an above average life span.

Ragdolls are actually one of the longest living cat breeds. While there is a lot of debate on the average age for a Ragdoll, it is generally agreed that they live between 15-20 years.

Keep in mind, this is for an indoor-only cat. Having an indoor/outdoor cat or an outdoor only cat exposes them to many potentially life-threatening diseases and risks that can lower this average.


Colours & Patterns


  • Point- coats have colour on their face and around the eyes, ears, tail, legs, and (sometimes) stomach.

  • Bicolour- cats have white legs, white on their rear legs and white on their chin and chest. Bicolour cats have a white inverted “V” on the lower part of the face. A bicolour ragdolls body may be mostly white with splashes of colour or with solid colour covering the body.

  • Mitted- ragdolls look like their point counterparts but have white on paw tip, white on their rear legs giving the appearance of mittens and a white chin and chest.



  • Blue (dark bluish grey)

  • Seal (dark brown),

  • Lilac is noticeably lighter shade of blue/grey with a slight pinkish tinge)

  • Chocolate (chocolate brown)

  • Red like most red cats)

  • Cream(is a noticeable lighter shade of red)

  • Tabby(Blue,Seal,Chocolate,Lilac)

  • Tortie Blue, Seal, Chocolate, Lilac)

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