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             Ragdoll Cats and Kittens Newcastle

The Ragdoll Cat

Ragdolls are in general a large, long haired, placid breed. As with any living thing there are individual differences between each cat and kitten- differences in size, coat length and thickness, depth of eye colour and personality. As a breed they are good natured, exceptionally gentle, very people oriented, cuddly, playful and affectionate. They are very intelligent cats who get along perfectly with adults and children and often become very attached to the family dog. A ragdoll wants to be with you and so you will find yourself having a little follower as you go about your daily activities.
 
This breed lacks the aloofness generally associated with cats. The negative of this loving easy going nature is that it makes them easy prey for other animals. For this reason ragdolls are strictly indoor cats.
 
 
To give you an idea of the differences in ragdoll type:


 
Traditional  ragdolls possess the colourpoint gene that causes colour concentration to the "point" areas (face, ears, legs and tail) plus the white spotting factor gene that determines the white areas on the cat's body. The main body of the cat varies in colour from white to cream with areas of shading in the point colour. Traditional ragdoll colours are seal, blue, chocolate and lilac. Markings are point (no white points), mitted (white mitts on front paws and back legs) and bicolour (an inverted V on the face, white legs). All traditional ragdolls have blue eyes.

Ragdolls also have a variation called red series. These ragdolls have exactly the same traits as the standard traditional with a twist in the colour. The boys can come in red (like a ginger cat) or cream (a lovely soft peachy colour). The girls can come in red, cream or the tortie colours: seal tortie, blue tortie, chocolate tortie and lilac tortie.
Ragolls can also come in a lynx (tabby stripe) marking.