the most popular ragdoll color

What is the Most Popular Ragdoll Color

What is the most popular Ragdoll Colour?

I love my ragdolls.  I never used to be a really big cat guy but I have two seal point (well maybe mitted) ragdolls and They’re the best.

The most popular ragdoll colour is the seal point.  It gets the most searches on google, and also was the original colour of the first ragdoll.  The blue (steel grey) is also a very popular colour and is in second place.  The lilac (pinkish grey) comes in third. 

maya and grandma cat ragdolls companion
These are my Seal Point Ragdolls Maya and Grandma Cat.

The Many Colors and Patterns of a Ragdoll Cat

Ragdoll cats. Who doesn’t like them? Well-behaved, affectionate, overall good with children and other
pets. Fluffy and striking. Known for melting even the hearts of those indifferent to cats.
For those of you not familiar with the breed, Ragdolls are fairly new, originated in the 1960s by a cat
breeder named Ann Baker. If you pick one up, they tend to go limp in your arms, which gave them the
name. They are easy to pet and very friendly towards humans.

There is a lot of speculation on the breeds used to create the Ragdoll, and although nothing has been
confirmed, this particular cat is commonly associated with Birman and Himalayan. Sometimes,
depending on the colouring, it’s even associated with the Siamese cat, but the Ragdolls are certainly
different. They tend to be on the big side, have short legs and they have a flat-topped head.
They all born with white snowy fur and blue eyes, however, this changes as the cat grows older.
Interestingly, Ragdoll cats mature slowly, therefore, you have to wait for a solid two to three years to
finally, see how your cat will turn out.

As some of you may already know, all Ragdoll Cats have point coloration, which means, they all have a
darker shade of colour in their extremities in comparison to the pale rest of their bodies. These
extremities include ears, tails, face, and feet. Just predicting the final pattern of your Ragdoll is part of
the fun of owning one, so let’s go ahead and help you out a little bit in recognizing which type of Ragdoll
cat you have or might have.

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    The Patterns

    There might be many more than documented, but we will go ahead and focus on the main three and
    their categories:

    1. Bicolor
      Their points, meaning their face, ears, and tails, are all coloured. This type of Ragdoll will always be
      recognizable because you will see a white inverted “V” shape on their masks. Within the Bicolor
      patterns you will find some main varieties:  
      • Van Color – These will have no white at all on the coloured areas and vice versa.
      • True Color – Aside from the coloured points characteristic of a Bicolor, True Colors are recognized
        because of the colour on their saddle. It might have some white spots or be a solid or faded
        shade. This kind does not have white spots in any of its other points, just the saddle.
      • Mid High White – Like True Colors, this kind also comes with colour on their saddle, however, the shade is interrupted by white patches, kind of like a broken pattern instead of a full coat of
        colour.
      • High Mitted – They have colour on the ears, tails, and saddle, but what differentiates it from a
        True Color is the fact that the colour on their faces covers more of it, making the inverted white
        “V” shape smaller than the rest within this category. But what gives them the name of High
        Mitted is the fact that their front legs from the top to the middle, are coloured. Sometimes, the
        colouring extends all the way down to the paws and can also show on all four legs.
    2. Colorpoint. 
      • Might be considered one of the most striking patterns as it’s the one where more concentration of colour can be seen, contrasting with the breed’s commonly blue eyes. A Ragdoll cat with a Colorpoint pattern means that they will show colour on their ears, legs, paws, and tails, plus a full mask of colour on their faces. White spots are not observed on their fur, just lighter shades of the main colouring.
    3. Mitted
      • Cats with this pattern might look special to some because you will see a full mask of colour on their
        faces, with the exception of their characteristic white chin. Their ears and tails are coloured and so
        are their front legs. They show white patterns on their paws and tummies and sometimes may
        present a blaze from their foreheads to the top of their noses which can be shaped like an hourglass,
        a diamond, a star, or just an unclear shape.

    Now, within the patterns mentioned, there are colours. From the darkest brown to the lightest pink
    tone, this popular breed comes in a wide variety of tones.

    The Colors

    There are six point colours and here they are:

    1. Blue Point.  Also known as just blue, it can go from a cold blue-gray shade to a slate one.
    2. Seal Point.  The body might be light cream to a lighter colour while the points are a very distinct deep brown to
      almost black.
    3. Chocolate Point
      The body tends to be white while the points can go from milk chocolate brown to a lighter shade.
    4. Flame/Red Point
      Clear white body with points going from orange to a deep red.
    5. Lilac Point
      White body with points of pinkish beige colour with some gray.
    6. Cream Point
      Clear white body with cream/ivory points.

    So those are the primary patterns and colours of Ragdoll cats. But wait, my friends, there’s more. There
    are also some secondary patterns that are oftentimes classified as colour type. These are Lynx, Tortie, and
    Torbie.

    1. Lynx – If you ever see a Ragdoll cat that might fit one of the patterns above, but also has stripes in
      certain parts of their body, you are looking at a Lynx variety Ragdoll cat. It tends to have a pink nose
      and there’ll be stripes on its head in the shape on an “M”
    2. Tortie – Tortie Ragdoll cats have a combination of colours on their pattern. They tend to have a light
      coloured body with patches of colour and dark spot on their faces. They are mostly a combination of dark and light colour like Chocolate and Red. If you ever see a Ragdoll which might seem to be a
      Tortie, but it’s a male, it’s not a Tortie. There are only female Ragdoll Tortie.
    3. Torbie – Show a combination of Lynx and Tortie patterns.

    Now Ragdoll cats seem to be just overall wonderful, right? Not only are they the ideal mild-mannered
    cat, but they are also beautiful and may come in wonderful combinations. All these traits make these
    cats perfect for shows and as the breed becomes more popular, the shows become more common.
    But beware. If you are only considering getting a Ragdoll cat because of what is commonly known about
    them, you may think twice. As it happens with everything in life, it’s not all black and white and all these
    characteristics may vary. You can actually encounter a Ragdoll that is not friendly or that doesn’t like to
    be held, as it’s common for many cats.

    You could also find cats that are almost definitely a Ragdoll but maybe their pattern or colour doesn’t fit
    any of the descriptions. Let’s just keep in mind as animal lovers their differences is what makes them
    unique and that they should just be accepted for what they are.

    If you are interested in knowing the more about the seal point ragdoll I have two of them and we have a page about them.

    Sources:
    Cat Fancier’s Association, Inc: Ragdoll Standards –
    http://cfa.org/Portals/0/documents/breeds/standards/ragdoll.pdf
    IAm Casper https://www.iamcasper.com/ragdoll-breed-information/
    Life With Ragdolls Blogspot – https://lifewithragdolls.blogspot.com/2014/09/ragdoll-cat-colorspatterns-
    explained.html

    1 thought on “What is the Most Popular Ragdoll Color”

    1. I like that you are giving me suggestions on the ideal ragdoll cats we want to have. In our case, my wife loves a deep red cat, I do not know if she would love stripes, but I think it would be a good addition for a cat. If only there is a pet expert that can help us look for ragdolls to adopt or buy.

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