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    Default Ragdoll cats

    We decided to get a ragdoll cat for our four kids
    We decided on this breed due to their layback nature.
    I've been emailing registered breeders to get a kitten

    I'm so confused with the different types/colours?
    Seal? Blue? Pointed?

    I've tried googling pictures but not 100% sure.
    Can someone give my a description.
    I really like the white or ones with a soft grey and blue eyes.

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    We have a ragdoll and a plain old domestic short hair ex stray, and the moggie is far better with the kids than the ragdoll, much to our surprise.

    Seal colour is a yellowy/creamy colour with brown ears and tail and around the face. Blue/grey points means white cat with grey ears and tail. 'Blue' is more of a greyish colour than blue.

    The colour doesn't really matter though, and is not an exact science as its hard to be certain what colour the points will be when they're still kittens as their colouring changes as they mature. The best guess is to look at the parents.

    We love our ragdoll, and he's never once scratched us or the kids, but he's a giant scaredy cat and has adopted my DH as his favourite person whereas our moggie actively seeks out the kids and will let them carry her around and is definitely the kids cat.

    I'm not trying to put you off at all, cause we do love our ragdoll, I just wanted to share our experience and warn you it may not work out as a 'kids cat'. Stunning, gentle giant of a cat though.

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    I LOVE ragdolls, they are such beautiful animals (and i'm not normally a cat person). I have had three.

    Seal - the points are deep brown (can sometimes appear black). All of my raggies have been seal point.
    Blue - dark/bluish grey
    Chocolate - warm chocolate brown points
    Lilac - points are kind of like a pinkish grey, sometimes pinkish beige.
    Flame - red/orangey points
    Cream - points are pale cream in colour.

    It sounds like you like cream or blue

    My raggies have been very tolerant of children and have all had a streak of playfulness (although most of the time lounge/flop around). They have both cuddled with the kids and played with them.

    I find them great with kids, although obviously each cat has their own temperament.

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    My ragdoll boy (he is only part as he was a rescue) is great with my toddler. Very patient and cuddley and when he has had enough he walks away to somewhere quiet.

    They are a big cat though (mine is 10kg) and do require some brushing with a bit of a longer coat.

    Colorpoint- when the ears, face, legs and paws are a colour (blue, chocolate etc) and the body is another colour (usually white or cream)

    You can also get solid colour which is what my boy is.
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    Ok I've found some kittens close by.

    What's the difference between a
    Lilac mitted
    Blue point
    Blue bicolour

    Also should I get a boy or girl (both sexes are desexed) is there a difference between the sexes?

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    This is a breakdown of the types of patterning I found on a website:

    Blue is a colour (grey/blue) and so is lilac (light grey/blue)


    ColorpointPoint colored mask, ears, feet, nose, paw pads and tail. A Colorpoint has no white.

    MittedPoint colored masked, ears and legs with white mittens on the front feet and white boots on the back legs. The chin, ruff and stomach are white.

    BiColorPoint colored ears and tail. White inverted "V" in their mask, white legs, feet, ruff and stomach. Nose and paw pads are pink.

    Lynx PointOverlays any one of the above patterns. The Lynx pattern shows as tabby markings on the face in what appears to be the letter "W".

    Tortie PointOverlays any of the above patterns. Totie Points, color-wise, will generally have Red or Cream mixed with one of the other colours.

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    Do they shed hair? I would love an indoor car, but the hair around the house would annoy me.

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    I've also never found the gender of cats (when neutered) to be a factor its the personality, every cat has a different personality.

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    Mine goes through a shed in change of seasons. Like now because the weather is warning up

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    Ragdolls are long haired cats and do shed lots of hair and need grooming regularly. I also take mine to the groomers as they need trimming under their tummy and inbetween their paws twice per yr. They are such gorgeous natured cats.

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