- A large, laid-back breed of cats that make wonderful family pets. They have semi-long tangle-free coats that are very soft and easily manageable needing only occasional brushing to maintain.
- Love companionship. They are known to cuddle frequently with their owners and enjoy being held or sitting in a lap. They also make wonderful pets for single individuals and also families with children.
- Are gentle cats that will usually play without extending their claws, can be trained to come when called by their owners, are very social and will meet you at the door to greet you.
- Altered male Ragdoll cats can weigh 18-22 pounds at maturity, and females can weigh 15-20 pounds. They are known to be slow maturing cats reaching their full coat color at two years old, and their full maturity weight at four years old. Ragdoll kittens will stay with their mother until twelve weeks of age before going to their new home.
- Ragdoll colors:
seal-rich, dark seal brown color on the points and has a body that is an even pale fawn color
blue-rich, grey/blue color on the points with the body an even platinum, or bluish tone
chocolate-ivory colored body with the points a milky chocolate
lilac- body is an even milky white color with a tint of a creamy blue color on the points
red- body is a warm, even creamy white with color (if any) at the points that are a deep orange red
cream- body is an even creamy-white color with the same shading on the points
fawn- a creamy, brownish-red color
Early Pictures of Ann & Her Cats:
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History of the Solid Ragdoll and Ann's Early Breeding Program
- In the beginning stages of her breeding progam, Ann bred a solid white Angora-like cat, Josephine, to Ann's neighbor's cat, a cat who resembled the Sacred Cat of Burma, to create a litter which consisted of her foundation male, Daddy Warbucks. Ann then bred Daddy Warbucks back to Josephine to create Fugianna, a seal bicolor female (pictured with Ann below right). Fugianna was termed as the "light side" of Ann's breeding program.
- These first four cats, Josephine, Buckwheat, Daddy Warbucks, and Fugianna, are the foundation cats of the Ragdoll breed we know today. As one can see, Ann found it necessary to include the solid, self-coloring cat in her breeding program to create her useful "dark side" and "light side".
- Throughout the years, some breeders have found it not only important, but extremely necessary to keep Ann's Ragdoll foundation lines thriving. Some early breeders kept the "Dark Side" lines (see information below), which are now know as the Non-traditional lines (which includes our solids, minks, and sepia Ragdolls,) thriving despite the fact they were not promoted by the couple who bought the first breeding pair of Ragdolls from Ann, the Daytons. The Daytons are known to have taken the Ragdoll breed worldwide getting them accepted by many cat registry associations. The Daytons favored the "light side" (see information below) and only promoted these, which we now know as the Traditional Ragdolls (seal, blue, chocolate, and lilac in colorpoint, mitted, and bicolor patterns).
- Despite many views, all of those cats who are tracable to Ann's first four foundation cats, are in fact Ragdolls, regardless of the traditional and non-traditional lines. As time has progressed, throughout the years, new breeders have outcrossed some of the lines Ann created to Burmans and Persians to name a couple, in order to change the coat fullness, increase health, and to add size to their own lines. Any breeder, other than Ann, who pulled these other lines into the Ragdoll breed are not given credit for their work as it is the sole creator of the Ragdoll Breed, Ann Baker, who could only add to and create different coats and patterns (red factor and lynx factor) for her own creation and it be accepted as her work. Ann was the creator of the Ragdoll, not the Daytons. The Daytons are noted for taking the Ragdoll breed world wide...
- **It is important to note that the light and dark side designation had nothing to do with the cats' coat color. Ann claimed that the light side cats had a little longer noses and longer sharper ears, much like the Balinese. The dark side cats come to look more like the Himalayan which has a broader face, shorter ears, and a stockier build. Ann claimed that others looked like the sacred Cat of Burma and that the 7th generation Ragdolls would all look like Kyoto, (Buckwheat's kitten) who was a seal mitted just like his father, Daddy Warbucks. Ann believed the light side cats were wonderful pets and seemed to have a little more of the desired disposition than the dark side cats. Ann also felt that you needed to breed one from each side to get that real Ragdoll look.
Information and pictures were obtained from the Ragdoll Historical Society at: http://ragdollhistoricalsociety.org/ragdoll-history-the-beginning/