Sunday, January 8, 2017

Facts About Ragdoll Kittens TICA Registered

By Kathleen Long

Ragdolls is one of the breeds of cats that have several distinctive characteristics. Among these distinctive characteristics are blue-colored eyes and colorpoint coats. The development of the breed occurred in the 60s in America by an American breeder. Since its development, the breed has become increasingly popular worldwide that one can easily find good ragdoll kittens TICA registered.

In terms of its temperament, the breed is often marketed as calm, docile, and floppy. The breed is known to be excessively docile to a point that some people propose that it is as a result of genetic mutation. The excessive docility makes the cat to be thought as incapable of feeling pain. In reaction to that, some breeders have started to breed away from docility in the breed. Breeders who are actively involved in breeding away from docility are based in Britain.

Ragdolls are lap cats that are generally easy to handle given their gentle nature coupled with a relaxed temperament. They are very intelligent and affectionate towards their owners too. The name puppy cats has often been used to describe the cats because of the fact that they tend to stay calm when picked up. They also tend to follow people around the home in the same manner as puppies. With proper training, they can learn to retrieve toys.

Several breeds of cats are domesticated. Ragdolls are considered among the largest of these cats. They have proportionate legs that are well placed on their large frames and sturdy bodies. The weight of fully grown females lies within the range of 3.6-6.8 kgs. Comparatively, males are stronger and larger in body. They attain a weight range of 5.4 to 9.1 kgs for mature ones.

The blue eyes in this breed is caused by the gene responsible for point coloration. In cat shows, cats with eyes that have more tense shades of the blue color are favored. The body of the cat is composed of a plush coat and guard hairs. The coat experiences reduced shedding and matting because of the lack of an undercoat.

Six main colors of ragdolls exist. The colors include chocolate, cream, dilutes of chocolate, red, lilac, and seal. Tortoiseshell and lynx variations also exist besides the six main colors. The coat of kittens are white in color. Upon reaching the age of 8-10 weeks, the color changes to cream and continues to develop. The coat and color becomes fully developed at age 3 to 4.

Three major coat patterns of ragdolls exist. The coat patterns include mitted, bicolor, and colorpoint. In colorpoint, there is darkening of one of the coat colors at extremities. Darkening mostly occurs on the ears, nose, tail, and paws. Mitted patterns is the same as colorpoint with the main difference being that the abdomens and paws are colored white.

Bicolor coat patterns is somehow complicated. The pattern is composed of white inverted letter V on the face, white legs, white abdomen, and the back may at times be white too. In lynx variation, tabby markings exist in the three coat patterns discussed above. Tortoiseshell variation is made of all the coat patterns above with parti-colored or mottled markings.

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