The Ragdoll breed was developed in California by Ann Baker in 1965 from a long-haired cat named Josephine and two other domestic cats. The breed has, over the years, firmly established itself and is now the second most popular breed worldwide. For more information on the background of the Ragdoll breed and the difference between Ragdolls and Ragamuffins, please see the "Ragdolls vs. Ragamuffins" link under "Related Links."
Traditional Ragdoll kittens are born white and their colors and patterns develop slowly attaining full color by 3-4 years of age.
THE TWO TRADITIONAL COLORS ARE:
Seal -- dark brown points with a tan body.
Blue -- blue-ish, gray points with a pale gray body.
NON-TRADITIONAL COLORS/PATTERNS INCLUDE:
Flamepoints -- white with the flame coloring on the points
Torties -- can be blue or seal with a mottled pattern
Lynxes -- can be blue or seal with a striped pattern
Torbies -- can be blue or seal with a combination of mottling/striping (combination of tortie/lynx pattern)
JAZZMANIA IS PROUD TO OFFER TWO MORE NON-TRADITIONAL COLORS AS WELL!!!
MINKS -- come in every color/pattern but are "extra dark" compared to the traditional colors/patterns
BEW's (Blue Eyed Whites) -- are exactly as their name describes - pure white Ragdolls with blue eyes
PLEASE SEE JAZZMANIA'S PICTURE GALLERIES FOR EXAMPLES OF ALL COLORS AND PATTERNS.
If you are looking for a large, affectionate cat who loves to be with people and is easy to care for, the Ragdoll is IT!!