Demystifying Ragdoll Colors and Patterns
Updated: Oct 23, 2022
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 full of surprises while meeting the many tastes of our beloved customers. Believe it or not, the 13 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 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
Mitted = white paws, chin, belly stripe
True Bicolor = mostly white with colors on points and back pad
High-Mitted = mostly white with colors on points, back pad, and may have some marks on feet/legs
Mid-High White = mostly white with colors on points, a spotted or pony pattern back pad
Van = mostly white with colors on points only, entire back is pure white
Tortie (Two colors, one of them is cream or flame)
Torbie (Two colors and lynx)
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 by far our most popular request. 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 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 .
Chocolate Point Bicolor Ragdolls
Chocolate Point Bicolor Ragdolls are very rare. They are a lighter 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 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 much darker.
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 overlays. Her color is heavy on the cream with light lilac mixed in, so she nearly looks like a cream bicolor.
Cream Point Bicolor Ragdolls
The below swoon-worthy face is cream point bicolor is a mink. Cream Ragdolls are rare. Mink Ragdolls often have green eyes or aqua eyes. Our traditional creams all have blue eyes.
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