Demystifying Ragdoll Colors and Patterns
Updated: Oct 29
Ragdoll Princess is often asked to help identify Ragdoll colors and patterns, so we're creating this small guide to show what those colors and patterns look like. At Ragdoll Princess, we are able to produce a wide variety of colors, patterns, and overlays which makes our litters fun and sometime full of surprises while meeting the many tastes of our beloved customers. We genetically color and health test our breeders, so we are 100% sure of their coloring and accurately identify the colors and patterns of their kittens a few days after they're born. Believe it or not, the 15 Ragdoll color and pattern combinations shown below are in no way a conclusive list. There are more Ragdoll colors and patterns than this, and we will continue updating our post as we have or produce additional colors and patterns. Read on to learn more about Ragdoll colors, patterns, and some of the Ragdoll varieties.
Seal = a very deep cool-toned brown
Blue = steel gray (dilute of seal)
Flame / Red = orange
Cream = light orange (dilute of flame)
Chocolate = light brown / milk chocolate
Lilac = lighter and warmer gray (dilute of chocolate)
Cinnamon = cherry or reddish brown
Fawn = beige (dilute of cinnamon)
Colorpoint = no white, colorpoint is on face, ears, tail, legs and some body shading.
Mitted = white paws, white chin, white belly stripe with colorpoint on face, ears, tail and legs (above the white paws)
High-Mitted = mostly white with an inverted "v" mask on face and colors on points (ears and tail), back pad, and may have some color or spots on feet/legs
True Bicolor = mostly white with an inverted "v" mask on face and colors on points (ears and tail) and back pad
Mid-High White = mostly white with an inverted "v" mask on face and point colors on points (ears and tail), a spotted or pony pattern back pad that features more white
Van = the most most white with an inverted "v" mask on face, but usually it's higher on the head / face and colors on points only (ears and tail), entire back is pure or near-pure white. This pattern is the highest white possible for Ragdolls.
Lynx (Tabby) - this is striping and can be identified by having white eyeliner, striping on face and body and a white cast around ears
Tortie - Two colors and one of them is cream or flame. Torties are females.
Torbie - Two colors (one is cream or flame) with lynx striping. Torbies are females.
Blue Point Bicolor Ragdolls
Blue Point Bicolor Ragdolls are so beautiful and classic. They are uncommon, especially well-marked Blue Point Bicolor Ragdolls, and are one of our most popular requests. Blue equals gray in cat color terminology.
Blue Colorpoint Ragdoll
Blue Colorpoint Ragdolls are blue (gray) pointed cats without any white. Blue Point Ragdolls are the second most common color and pattern combination. The most common is Seal Point (also without white). We do not have any photos of Seal Colorpoints as we've never produced just a Seal Point to-date but may in the future.
Blue Point Lynx Bicolor Ragdolls
Blue Point Lynx Bicolor Ragdolls are very rare and also very popular. We often receive requests for this beautiful color and pattern combination. It's the same as a Blue Point Bicolor expect there is a striping overlay.
Blue Torbie (Lynx and Tortie) Point Bicolor Ragdolls
Blue Torbie Point Bicolor Ragdolls are very rare. It's a combination of a blue-cream tortie bicolor with the striping overlay. Tortie means that the point includes cream or red. Almost all tortie Ragdolls are females. Torties are like snow flakes, each and every tortie has a unique pattern. We are obsessed.
Seal Point Bicolor Ragdolls
Seal Point Bicolor Ragdolls have such beautiful contrasts. Seal Point is the most common Ragdoll color as it is dominant, however, Seal Point Bicolors are less common. Seal is a very dark and deep brown color.
Seal Tortie Point Bicolor Ragdolls
Seal Tortie Point Bicolor Ragdolls are so striking with their flame and seal in their individual snow-flake of a pattern. They're all unique and quite uncommon.
Seal Point Mitted Ragdolls
Seal Point Mitted Ragdolls are beautiful, classic, and common.
Seal Point Lynx Mitted Ragdolls
Seal Point Lynx Ragdolls are uncommon and absolutely striking. If you hear the term "Tabby Point" that is the same thing and just another term for lynx . The easiest way to identify this lynx pattern is by the white eyeliner and face stripes.
Chocolate Point Bicolor Ragdolls
Chocolate Point Bicolor Ragdolls are very rare. They are a lighter and warmer colored brown than seal...think milk chocolate vs. dark brown which is seal. The dilute of chocolate is lilac which is a lighter and warmer gray than blue.
Chocolate Lynx Point Bicolor Ragdolls
Chocolate Lynx Point Bicolor Ragdolls are even more uncommon. They are chocolate bicolors but with lynx overlay. Their color and lynx striping is very, very light and warm as a kittens. You cannot even see much of their bicolor masks or striping their first few months.
Chocolate Tortie Point Bicolor Ragdolls
Chocolate Tortie Point Bicolor Ragdolls are very rare. They are a beautiful mix of chocolate and flame on their points and mask. As always, torties are females and every tortie is unique and different.
Chocolate Point Mitted Ragdolls
Chocolate Point Mitted Ragdolls are very rare. They are a lighter colored brown than seal...think milk chocolate vs. dark brown. The dilute of chocolate is lilac which is a lighter and warmer gray than blue.
Lilac Point Bicolor Ragdolls
Lilac Bicolor Ragdolls are so stunning and extremely rare (especially in the US). They're a lighter and warmer version of a blue point bicolor Ragdoll. True lilacs (genetically confirmed) have light pinky gray points, and it takes a very long time for their bicolor masks to come in. They often get confused for white cats while they are younger. I've seen many breeders offering "lilac bicolor" Ragdolls that are very obviously blue and with much darker tails, masks, and ears.
Lilac Bicolor Ragdoll (Van - high white, perfect markings for van pattern)
Lilac Bicolor Ragdoll (True Bicolor with perfect markings)
Lilac Torbie (Tortie Lynx) Point Bicolor Ragdolls
Lilac Torbie Bicolor is an extraordinary rare coat and color combination. The below kitten is not only the rarest of Ragdoll colors but also has tortie (cream) and lynx (striping) overlays.
Cream Point Bicolor Ragdolls
The below swoon-worthy face is a mink. Cream and Flame Ragdolls are rare. Mink Ragdolls often have green eyes or aqua eyes. Our traditional creams all have blue eyes.
Visit our Instagram @ragdollcatbreeder to see more Ragdoll colors and patterns in action. We often write colors and patterns in our captions to help inform others.
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