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The history of the Ragdoll Cat

The Radoll originated in the early 1960’s when a Persion cat breeder named Ann Baker of Riverside California USA, bred a semi-feral long haired white cat (that resembled an Angora) to cats she found or owned.


The cat named Josephine had litters fathered by Birman or Burmese type cats, one of which had the Siamese point coloration. Josephine later produced kittens with docile placid temperament, affectionate nature, and a tendency to go limp and relaxed when picked up. This created, what is now today known as the Ragdoll. 



Ragdolls are so affectionate, intelligent, relaxed in temperament, gentle, easy to handle lap cat with a wonderful foolish nature in play. Ragdolls love physical affection and show such love. Ragdolls are generally very social and needy, and the absolutely crave your attention!



Ragdolls come in six different colours: Red, Seal, Chocolate and the corresponding “dilutes” including Blue, Lilac and cream. Ragdolls are born White,  have good colour by 8-10 weeks and full colour coat at 3-4 years old. There are three different patterns ;Colourpoint, Mitted and Bi-colour.

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