What are the Colors of Ragdoll Cats

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The colors of ragdoll cats are very diverse. Each one is exquisite and beautiful in its own way. For instance, Dandenong Tora Rhianne, the Ragdoll depicted below, is a Seal Mitted with a blaze. The white stripe that runs down the middle of the nose is known as the blaze.

colors of ragdoll cats

As opposed to many other long-haired breeds, the Ragdoll cat has a velvety, semi-long coat that doesn’t need to be groomed as frequently. (Unless they are mink cats) Ragdolls are born white, and their colors and patterns gradually develop.

Seal and blue can be identified within a few days to a week, but chocolate and lilac cannot be identified for three to four weeks. By 8 to 12 weeks, all color is visible, although Ragdoll patterns and colors do not appear for about 2 years.

Any cat with color points (such as a Ragdoll, Birman, Himalayan, Siamese, etc.) will develop color later in life mostly as a result of the point gene’s response to the warmth of the environment. Due to the constantly heated environment within their mother, all point kittens will be (nearly) entirely white when they are born.

The kittens begin to color as soon as they are exposed to the decreased ambient temperature. They will color the quickest because their extremities will typically be cooler. Ragdoll cats’ colors will continue to change with age (as they become older, less blood will flow through their veins, making them darker), as well as according to the season.


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