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The Ragdoll has an exceptionally
gentle, well balanced temperament. It wants to be where you are,
and will follow you everywhere. It is intelligent, playful, and
affectionate. It will easily adapt to other cats, dogs, children
and adults. This responsive cat may with training go for a walk
on a leash, or ride beside you in a car. Some Ragdolls will
fetch a favorite toy tossed in play, and will bring it back to
you time and time again.
The Ragdoll is an irresistibly huggable
cat, growing exceptionally large and heavy. Full maturity of
size and color are not to be expected for at least four years.
Males may reach fifteen pounds or larger. Females will weigh
about five pounds less, and be a few inches shorter. The Ragdoll
is the largest breed of domesticated cat.
The fur is long, silky, and
non-matting. It flows into a luxurious ruff around the neck. The
Ragdoll has feathery pantaloons on the back legs, and a fluffy
tail. It has tufts of fur in the ears and between the toes. The
Ragdoll also has a large furry muscle pendant on the abdomen,
often referred as the "fatty pad". Adding to the
Ragdoll's charm are it's large, oval, deep blue eyes.
The Ragdoll is an "All American
Breed". The breed was developed in the early 1960's by Ann
Baker of California. She named the breed Ragdoll, because of
it's relaxed nature, and it's tendency to hang "limp"
like a ragdoll when held.
The Ragdoll does not display the
aloofness and independence for which cats are generally known.
Ragdolls are so friendly and gentle in fact, that they must not
be allowed outdoors, for they do not suspect danger from other
creatures, and will not run away or defend themselves.
Ragdolls come in three patterns
Colorpoint, Mitted, and Bicolor. The colorpoints have dark ears,
legs, mask and tail, which provide a distinct contrast with the
pale body color. Mitted Ragdolls have the dark, ears, legs, mask
and tail of the colorpoint, but have white mittens, a white
chin, and a white belly stripe. The Bicolor has a white patch
that extends in an invertered "V" down a line through
the eyes, and sweeps towards the back of the chin into the bib.
The Bicolor's legs, chest, and underbelly are white, and they
also have a saddle marking on the back that is slightly lighter
in color than the point color.
The colorpoint, mitted, and bicolor
patterns are available in the following traditional colors of
Seal, Blue, Chocolate, and Lilac. Non-traditional
colors/patterns include Flame, Cream, Seal Tortie, Blue Tortie,
Chocolate Tortie, and Lilac Tortie. The Lynx pattern has stripes
on the points, and also comes in all of the colors listed above.
Torbies are the result of a Tortie and Lynx breeding, having
both stripes and patches of cream or flame on the points.
Torbies are available in all colors as well.
Above all, I have to say that it is
PERSONALITY that makes this breed so special. They love people!
Warning! Ragdolls are like potato chips, you can't have just
one! You'll see......
Here at Starlite Rags Cattery, it is
our goal to breed Ragdolls the way they were meant to be......Gentle
Giants with outstanding personalities. A teddy bear that purrs! Special
emphasis is placed on health, personality and size, and of course great
We offer Ragdoll kittens in the traditional colors of
Seal, Chocolate, Blue and Lilac. Non traditional colors of Flame, Cream,
Tortie, Torbie, and Lynx are also available. All of these colors are
available in Colorpoint, Mitted, and Bicolor patterns.
*For current pictures of our
available kittens please click on the "Available" link below.