More
    Categories

    Ragamuffin

    Related Articles

    History & Overview

    Ragamuffins are direct descendants of Josephine, the founding queen of Ann Baker’s original Ragdoll lines. Despite their identical backgrounds, a major difference in the Ragdoll and Ragamuffin recognized colors. While Ragdolls are blue-eyed colorpoints, Ragamuffins are recognized in many more colors, including the spectrum of solids, tabbies, tortoiseshells, and shaded varieties, generally associated with the Persian cat.

    The Ragamuffin is now recognized as a separate breed in some of the traditional cat associations. The two related breeds also share many physical features, such as a soft, medium-length coat and large, oval-shaped eyes.

    Character

    Like the Ragdoll, the Ragamuffin has an affectionate, placid nature.

    Appearance

    Although colorpoint Ragamuffins are supposed to have blue eyes, the solids and other varieties may have green, gold or copper-colored eyes. The original The International Ragdoll Cat Association (IRCA) Ragdoll cats were not all colorpoints. Baker registered the solids and other colors without blue eyes as Miracle Ragdolls and continued to use them in her breeding program. Today’s Ragamuffin breeders carry on the noble belief that the non-colorpoints are as worthy of preserving as the colorpoints.

    Video Credits: Animal Planet, Discovery Channel

    Categories

    Other Topics

    Bay-breasted Warbler

    Overview Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) appears more sluggish in foraging than do other warblers feeding in the same...

    American Eskimo Dog

    History & Overview The American Eskimo Dog is probably descendant from Spitz dogs of Europe. Specifically bred to...

    Alaskan Malamute

    History & Overview The Alaskan Malamute is a large northern dog breed originally developed for use as a...

    Staffordshire Bull Terrier

    History & Overview The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, also known as Staffy, is a smooth-coated, well-balanced dog. Muscular, active...

    Plant Nutrients

    Overview To make choosing a fertilizer easier, let's look first at the label. This label must give you...