Ragdoll kittens are one of the most popular breed of cats in high demand today. Considered among cat lovers as one of the most beautiful breeds in the world they come in a variety of different patterns and colors with beautiful big blue eyes. Their loving and affectionate temperament makes an easily fit within a family, but they are also intelligent, gentle and easy to handle. Their name is derived from the fact that when you pick them up, their whole body relaxes, as if they were really a ragdoll.
This breed does not mature quickly and doesn’t reach their full weight until they are about three years old. These are large cats, very laid back with semi longhair. Their sturdy body and large frame can have a full grown female weigh from eight pounds to fifteen. While the males are normally much larger, ranging anywhere from twelve pounds to twenty points.
These are very affectionate and loving cats. Unlike the reputation most cats have with their independence and aloofness, Ragdoll cats love to follow you around the home, join into activities, and generally be around you as much as possible. Because of that loving nature they fit into new homes easily and get along with other pets quickly. This breed is gentle, docile, and quiet but each cat does have its own personality.
These are considered Pointed cats, meaning the darker colors are on the points of the body: ears, face, and tail. The main color is white or cream, although all the kittens are born white and all cats of this breed have blue eyes. They come in a variety of patterns and the three main ones are Points, Mitted, and Bicolor. Generally they come in six different colors: chocolate, flame, seal, blue, lilac, and cream.
A point pattern cat has the dark color only around the points and doesn’t have white anywhere in their coat. While the mitted are same as the pointed but will have white feet in front and white boots, a white belly stripe, and white chin. Some may have a blaze pattern on the face, which is a white line or spot on the face. They must have a belly stripe that runs from the chin to the genitals and have a white chin. This helps to distinguish the Mitted Ragdolls from the Birmans.
The Bicolor is the only pattern with a lot of white in it. All four paws are white along with the underbody and chest. Their most distinguishing marking is the upside down V on the face in white. There are a few with white patches on the back also. When a cat has an excessive amount of white, then they are known to have a Van pattern. That doesn’t occur too often though. A Bicolor pattern only has dark colors on the tail, ears, and the outside of the mask.
Whether this breed is chosen for its show quality or temperament, it is a popular choice for individuals and families alike. Ragdoll kittens are affectionate, playful, loving, and intelligent. They fit into any family easily and happily. With the many color combinations possible within the three patterns, each kitten is unique with their own personality.