Ragdolls were developed in the 1960’s by Ann Baker, a breeder in California.
She breed Josephine, a loving, gentle, longhaired white female carrying Siamese markings, to other longhaired cats carrying Siamese markings.
Her original stock consisted of sturdy, free-roaming cats.
By selecting individuals with the look she wanted for her breeding program,
she created the type standard for the Ragdoll.
Ragdolls are large, loving, laid-back longhairs with beautiful, big blue eyes.
The body is light-colored, with darker Siamese-type points on the face, legs,
tail and ears. In most patterns, the points are partly covered with white markings.
The ideal Ragdoll is a well balanced cat, with no extreme features.
Altered males may reach 9 kilo (20 pounds) or more, females are proportionately smaller.
Ragdolls are slow-maturing, reaching full coat color at two years,
and full size and weight at four.
Ragdolls adore their humans. They run to greet you at the door,
follow you from room to room, flop on you, sleep with you, and love you.
They are gentle, carefully avoid scratching people, and
are good with children, the elderly, and dogs. Ragdolls tend to be floor cats, not jumpers.
They feel that humans prefer purrs to yowls and keep their voices softly musical. A Ragdoll should not under any circumstances roam outside alone.
We breed Ragdolls in all five patterns: bicolor, mitted, colorpoint, lynx point and Tortie point.
We breed traditional colors seal and blue as well as red, creme, tortie and tabby.
A Blue Grey with blue nose leather and paw pads. Body color can be ivory to a
Dark Brownish Black Point color with dark nose leather and paw pads. Body color
can vary from light beige to a warm brown.
Point color looks like milk chocolate, nose leather will be dark rose color, paw
pads will be a fleshy pink. Body color is ivory.
Point color will have a bluish Lilac tone, nose leather will have a lilac tinge, paw
pads will be a coral color. Body will have a milky white color.
Point color will be a very dark reddish orange. Nose leather will be pink, paw pads
will be pink. Body color will have a deep rich creamy color.
Point color will be a dark creamy color Nose leather and paw pads will be pink,
Body will be a light creamy color.
Will have a colored mask on the face, nose, ears, paws, with colored paw pads and
tail. With a lighter contrasting body.
Will have point color on the face, nose, ears and tail, However they will have white mitts
on the front paws and white boots on the back legs.
They will also have a white chin and ruff and the stomach will be white.
Will have a point color mask but is interrupted by a white inverted V ,
It's muzzle will be white It's nose will be pink, it's ruff, front legs, chest,
stomach and back legs will be white. Paw pads will be pink. They also have a saddle,
when viewed from a distance they appear to be wearing a mask and a cape.
Will be all of the above patterns, but it will have subtle tabby markings as well.
It will have the appearance of wearing white eyeliner, and the inside of the ear will be white,
with white tufts. Often lynx kittens give the appearance of miniature lions.
Torties can be any of the above patterns but will have a mixture of the basic color
with Cream or Red. These can be striking cats.
Some will look like one side of the face is one color and the other side is another.
Or they can look like some one just flung a paint brush at them and color flew everywhere.