If you have ever seen Ragdoll, his image will never disappear from your memory. You will think of his deep blue (sapphire color) expressive eyes; about his unusually soft coat, which never falls off and doesn’t knock over – of course, with proper care. A beautiful frill of rich wool frames the powerful neck of a “rag doll”; hind legs are decorated with elegant “panties”; a long fluffy tail completes all this splendor. The hair length on the tail reaches 15 cm! Do not leave indifferent touching pads of paws with tufts of wool between the fingers. But the most indelible impression leaves the delightfully complaisant character of these cats! This teddy bear from the cat world has a wonderful character, one of the best cats in the world. Ragdolls can often be seen dressed in special “cat” clothes, or resting on the owners’ shoulder, or swinging in strollers, like little children. They usually don’t release their claws when they play, making them the best pets for families with children. Ragdolls do not hide in some secluded places, they prefer a company of people, following them around the house or resting on the lap of the owner. To a man, they show almost dog devotion.
They live about 10 years or more. This is a large, heavy cat with a large wide chest, weighing from 6 to 10 kg (cats from 4 to 6 kg). They ripen rather slowly. On average, the development of the Ragdolls takes almost 3 years. These cute creatures are born completely white, creating intrigue, but every day, as the kitten grows older, they develop color. The older the animal, the deeper and more saturated the color becomes.
Types of colors
Ragdoll belongs to the group of color points and is recognized in all colors of this group. There are three standard categories and four primary colors. There are also new, unconventional patterns and colors, and much more remain to be developed. This is done by crossing with other breeds (only to achieve the desired effect) and old original lines. These colors include: tortie color ( tortie point ); “Lynx» ( lynx point ); silver and cream points ( silver & cream points ); red, fire point ( red, flame points ); solid, no point markings ( solid colors) And also some breeders seek a different eye color. All this is still experimental, so certain exceptions are permissible. Only some systems accept such changes, but maybe they will spread.