When you will think of “puppy cats”, ragdoll will be the first name to strike your mind. Ragdolls are among the most loved cat breeds because of their dog-like and affectionate personality. Unlike other cat breeds, which are mostly loners, ragdolls on the other hand enjoy the company of their owners and other animals including dogs. This is the reason why your ragdoll is always following you from room to room.
So, If you are a person who likes to cuddle cats and kittens, but cannot do so because your cat doesn’t like to get hold, then ragdolls are going to be the best pet for you as they love to hug, play and cuddle, that’s why they are named as “lap cats”, they can sit in your lap for even the whole day without getting bored.
Though all ragdolls carry the same features and characteristics in their personality, they do differ in their colors and patterns. Based on their designs and patterns, ragdolls are divided into several types. So, today we’re gonna walk you through different types of ragdolls so you can select the one which you like the most.
Six Types of Ragdolls Based on Patterns
There are 6 types of patterns found in ragdoll cats, let’s have a look at them
This type of ragdolls seems to be wearing small mittens on their feet. They have extreme dark shade on nose, ears, tail, and legs, except the paws, they have white paws, a white spot or V-Shaped pattern on the chin, and a white line that travels all along the belly. They may or may not have a blaze.
Solid-Point or Color Point Pattern
Solid point ragdolls are the same as Siamese, they have dark and well-defined colors on the extremities like nose, ears, tail, and feet. The rest of the body is either cream-colored or ivory.
The lynx pattern is just the same as the color point, there are dark shades on their extremities including nose, tail, feet, and ears with a creamed or ivory fluffed body, only difference is that the marking on the extremities has a tabby effect.
The Bicolor pattern has a slight similarity with the mitted pattern. You can tell the difference by looking at their legs and paws as they are completely white in the bicolor pattern instead of a well-defined mitten and stocking design. Bicolor ragdolls also have a strong shade on their back and carry a completely white blaze around their neck.
As for Tortie patterned ragdoll, you can take it as a mixture of calico and a ragdoll cat. Tortie ragdolls have calico colors on their mask, tail, ears, and legs but the whole body is not covered by this pattern. They have a thick blaze over their neck and a long white line extending from their chin to bellies.
Sometimes it becomes really hard to discover the original type of ragdoll because of combined patterns on their coats. It happens in many cases that a single ragdoll caries multiple patterns on their coats. For example, a ragdoll that can exist in both patterns of bicolor and lynx in which there are tabby points on the extremities as well as a white chest and feet. Similarly, it is also possible for a ragdoll to have mitted and Tortie patterns at once where there is a red and black color mixture on the extremities while the paws are still white like mittens.