About us and the Ragdoll breed
We started our cattery after falling in love with the Ragdoll breed and I feel like this is the story of many breeders. About 4 years ago my husband and I
were looking for the perfect cat for our autistic son. In the Google search up popped Ragdolls. After much research and the hunt for local breeders we settled on
a small breeder in Terre Haute, Indiana. This breeder had beautiful kittens of all colors and she knew her cats! She encouraged us to get a bicolor seal male
from her champion lines I couldn’t believe for the first time in my life I was going to spend so much money on a pet (we have always adopted). It only took a few
hours to realized that he was worth every penny!
Ragdolls got their beginning from two domestic cats bred by Ann Baker, from California, in the 1960's. They are known for their "floppiness" something they do
when being held. Ragdolls are known to be larger than most other breeds of cats and a fully grown female weighs from 8 pounds to 15 pounds. Males are substantially larger, ranging from 12 pounds to 20 pounds. They have a silky coat, and come in six different colors – seal, chocolate, flame, and the corresponding “dilutes” such as
blue, lilac and cream. This also includes the tortoiseshell pattern in all colors and the three patterns. All traditional Ragdoll kittens are born white. They start to get
their color at 3 weeks and full color and coat at 3 – 4 years. There are different patterns & colors, however only 3 patterns are accepted for show. Some breeders
are working on solid, shaded and silvers.
Their eyes are one of their most beautiful traits with a stunning blue eye color. All Ragdolls have blue eyes, and are pointed in color. This means they will have a
darker color on their ears, face, legs and tail. Any other eye color will be had by a mink. A mink will come in the traditional pointed colors, but appear richer in color.
There is very minimal contrast between the point colors and the warmer areas of the body. The eye color of the mink Ragdoll is normally aqua, which is a greenish-
blue, gold, and green. A few minks will have the normal blue eye color. When mink kittens are born, they are not born white like traditional Ragdolls. The minks are
born with color at birth, and it darkens some with age.
Ragdoll's thrive off of human companionship. They are known as the "dog" of the cat world. It is not unheard of for them to greet you at the door when you come
home, and follow you from room to room as you make your way through the house. They have been known to play fetch, and really enjoy their toys. Most Ragdolls
love to be in your lap when you sit, but don't expect this from all Ragdoll's. If you are looking for a more independent cat, then a Ragdoll might not be the cat for
you. They need, a lot of attention from their owners. If you want a cat that begs for your love and attention a Ragdoll is right for you.
Color Point – Single color darkening at the extremities (nose, tail, ears, and feet).
Mitted – Same as the pointed, but with white paws and abdomen. They can also come with or without a blaze (white line/spot on the face). Must have a "belly stripe" where the white stripe runs from the chin to the genitals and a white chin.
Bicolor- White legs, white inverted "V" on the face, white abdomen and sometimes white patches on the back. Excessive amounts of white, or "high white" on a bicolor is known as the Van pattern, although this doesn't occur nearly as often as the other patterns,
Lynx -Strips on the face and limbs
Tortie – Splotches of color (calico)
Torbie – Combination of tortie & lynx (spots and stripes)
Solid - Uniform body color (can come in a patterns & colors)