Colour and Patterns
COLOURS, PATTERNS AND MARKINGS
Ragdoll Colours; Seal, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Red, Cream
Ragdolls are a pointed breed with the colour concentrated in the extremities (Face, ears, tail). Ragdolls are born white and develop their colour and pattern as they age. Within a few weeks an indication of colour and pattern will appear, although Ragdolls can take two to three years to fully develop their colour.
Warm seal brown to deep brownish black
Blue grey to deep slate
Warm milk chocolate to bittersweet chocolate
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 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.
Pale dove grey with pinkish tones
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.
Deep orange / red
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.
Sand to deep cream
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
Ragdoll Patterns; Colourpoint, Mitted and Bicolour
The points, ears, mask, feet and tail are dark with the colour well defined. The body should have definite contrast between it and points. (All pictures above are colourpoints)
The ears, mask and tail are well-defined in the darker colour. The mask has an inverted "V" which should be as symmetrical as possible. The chest, stomach, all four legs, feet and ruff are white.
The points are 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 and there may also be a blaze on the face.
Ragdoll Overlays; Lynx, Tortie, Torbie
The Lynx pattern shows as tabby markings on the face in what appears to be the letter W/M. White Eyeliner around the eyes.
Tortie Points will have Red or Cream mixed with one of the other colours.
The Torbie pattern is Tortie and Lynx combined