We shall start off with the 6 beautiful Colours that Ragdolls come in: Seal, Blue, Red, Cream, Chocolate & Lilac.
The body colour should be ranging from ivory to pale fawn beige, shading gradually into a lighter colour on the belly and chest. The points will range from a warm seal brown to a deep brownish black. The paw pads and nose leather to be a seal brown to brownish black, with rosy undertones allowed
The body should be a bluish white to platinum grey, cold in tone, free of any tinge of brown, shading gradually to lighter colour on the belly and chest. The points will be blue- grey to deep slate. The paw pads and nose leather dark blue. They may have rosy undertones.
The body should be a warm, even, creamy white. The points will be a deep orange “hot” red. The paw pads and nose leather to be pink.
The body should be creamy white. The points ranging from pale sand to deep cream. The overall impression is dull, cool buff beige. The paw pads and nose leather pink.
The body should be ivory, shading gradually to lighter colour on the belly chest. The points ranging from warm milk chocolate to bittersweet chocolate, all with rose undertones. paw pads should be a brownish salmon pink nose leather a rose brown.
Body magnolia white. Points a pale dove grey with pinkish tones to a warmer deep lavender, the dilute pigment permitting the flesh tones to show through. Paw pads and nose leather lavender pink.
Now we go onto the 3 main Patterns that Ragdolls come in: Colourpoint, Mitted & Bi-Colour, and the 3 Patterns that can overlay them Tortie, Torbie & Lynx.
The points, ears, mask, feet and tail are to be dark with the colour well defined. The body should have definite contrast between it and points.
The points are to be dark and contrasting to the body, with matching white mitts on the front feet, and white going up the back legs at least to the hock. The chin must be white may also have a blaze on the face.
The Ears, mask and tail to be well- Defined in the darker colour. The mask is to have an inverted "V" which should be as symmetrical as possible. The chest, stomach, all four legs, feet and ruff are to be white.
Tabby / Lynx:
Overlays any one of the above patterns. The Lynx pattern shows as tabby markings on the face in what appears to be the letter W/M. White Eyeliner around the eyes.
Overlays any of the above patterns. Tortie Points, colour-wise, will generally have Red or Cream mixed with one of the other colours.
A Tortie + Lynx (tabby) = Torbie
Do Ragdolls come in solid colours? Yes they do, when the breed started the parents were solid but kittens were both solid & pointed. There are less than a handful GENUINE solid breeders in the UK, if you see a solid ragdoll forsale with no papers then it is a scam/moggie, as the breeders who breed them are registered breeders who have imported cats from abroad. They still have to have ragdoll type & personality but in different colours, they aren't for everyone who loves the standard blue eye ragdoll look! But some are lovely, please take a look at the links here for more information, and remember no papers = moggie!
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