Ragdolls are big, beautiful cats. They are one of the world’s most popular breeds amongst cat owners. The Ragdoll’s popularity has grown so much that lovers of this breed are also interested in the many breed mix variations.
Ragdoll mixes are affectionate and friendly. They love being with people and their families. Depending on the mix, they can be bigger than most cats since they come from the Ragdoll genetic line.
Let’s take a look into the characteristics, personality, and breed needs of the various Ragdoll mixes. Please keep in mind that mixed breeds can differ from their parent lines. The information in this guide is to help cat owners know what to expect, but it is not a substitute for professional advice from your veterinarian or breeder.
Ragdolls were bred in California in the 1960s. They are most likely a mix of a long-haired Persian/Angora cat bred with several Birman or Burmese cats. Their origin story is unique. Ann Baker chose two cats with specific physical and personality traits. These cats were large with a silky coat, bright blue eyes, and classic pointed markings. Unfortunately, the Ragdoll origin story is not verifiable.
The Ragdoll breed is one of the largest breeds of cats. According to the Cat Fanciers’ Association, a Ragdoll cat can weigh between 12–20 pounds, with male ragdoll cats typically weighing more. These cats stand between 9–11 inches tall and are usually 17–21 inches long (excluding their fluffy tail). Their weight will depend on bone structure, diet, activity level, and genetics.
They are very social cats. They really like being around people. Ragdolls form tight attachments with their owners. They enjoy cuddling and sleeping next to their humans. They tend to follow their owners around and genuinely like to be in their presence. They even like being picked up and will go limp like a ragdoll when held.
These beautiful cats are large with a soft, silky coat.
Ragdolls are a low-shedding breed but may shed more during the spring. They do not have an undercoat, so they don’t shed as much. However, they are not hypoallergenic cats. Ragdoll colors include black, white, gray, blue, cream, lilac, chocolate, seal, and red. This breed is known to have blue eyes.
Ragdoll Siamese Mix
The Siamese Ragdoll (also referred to ask “The Ragamese:) has the best features of both breeds. They are intelligent, playful, and loving cats. Ragameses are long and lean and have blue eyes. They have a point patterned coat like the Siamese cat. Their coats come in various colors: seal, lilac, blue, and flame. Ragameses love to play fetch with their families.
Ragdoll Tabby Mix
The Ragdoll Tabby mix is affectionate and friendly. They love being with people and their families. Sometimes–a little too much. They are bigger than most cats since they come from the Ragdoll genetic line. The combination of these cat felines allows the mix to inherit traits from both parent breeds.
Ragdoll Tabbies can vary in size. Ragdoll kitties are big cats weighing up to 20 pounds, while Tabby Cats are more on the average side, so the mix will primarily depend on the parents’ size. If smaller framed cats are bred, the offspring will likely be on the smaller side. However, their size will also depend on the dominant genes of the mixed breed. Usually, their size reflects their Ragdoll side more than the Tabby side. Additionally, Ragdolls traditionally have blue eyes, but when mixed with a Tabby, their eye color can be blue, green, or golden.
Maine Coon Ragdoll Mix
The Ragcoon is a cross between the Maine Coon and the Ragdoll. This mix is large and muscular with a soft, plush coat. The Ragcoon is an excellent choice for families with children or other pets, as they are very friendly and sociable. This big beauty is also very intelligent and easy to train.
Scottish Fold Ragdoll Mix
If you’re looking for a cuddly companion, a Scottish Fold Ragdoll Mix (aka “The Ragfold”) is the perfect kitty. These kitties have soft, long fur, big eyes, and folded ears. They are also known for being very friendly and loving.
Turkish Angora Ragdoll Mix
The Turkish Angora Ragdoll is an easygoing, beautiful kitty that will be well-suited for most homes. This particular cross combines the best features of two loving breeds. This mix includes the Ragdoll’s laid-back nature and the Turkish Angora’s long hair and gentle personality.
Ragdoll Bengal Mix
A Ragdoll Bengal mix is a cross between a Ragdoll and a Bengal. With the beautiful markings and sleek fur of the Bengal and the calm temperament of the Ragdoll, this kitty makes an excellent pet for those that want an active feline companion.
Ragdoll Munchkin Mix
This breed mixes two very popular breeds, the Ragdoll and the Munchkin. The beauty of this mix is that it combines the fluffiness of a Ragdoll with the stubby legs of a Munchkin. The result is simply adorable! They are pretty social cats and love to play and explore their surroundings. They make great companions for people who lead active lives, as they love to be around their humans and keep them company.
Russian Blue Ragdoll Mix
The Russian Blue Ragdoll Mix crosses the Russian Blue and the Ragdoll. This breed is beautiful and mellow due to the Russian Blue’s gorgeous blue coat and Ragdoll’s docile demeanor. This kitty is great for people who want a playful, energetic cat that doesn’t shed too much.
Himalayan Ragdoll Mix
These cats are a mix of the Himalayan and Ragdoll breeds. They are friendly and laid-back cats.
Their coats are soft and fluffy like the Himalayans. They also have the friendly personality of the Ragdoll.
Persian Ragdoll Mix
The Persian Ragdoll mix is a mix of two sweet breeds. They are an affectionate and large breed.
Health Issues For Mixed Felines
Mixed breeds are generally healthy but can be predisposed to common feline diseases and health conditions affecting both parent breeds. Most breeders will screen for common health conditions and defects. However, asking your breeder about your kitty’s health is best. Cats can be predisposed to the following health concerns:
- Hip dysplasia
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
- Spinal muscular atrophy
- Patellar luxation
- Kidney failure and disease
- Bacterial and viral infections
- Dental disease
- Deafness (in blue-eyed cats)
Ragdoll Cats are big furry balls of love. They are wonderful companions on their own and can be even better when mixed with other breeds. There are many different Ragdoll Cat mix breeds to choose from if you’re looking for a unique and friendly cat. A Ragdoll mix is a lovely cat to own. However, learning as much as possible before bringing one of these sweet kitties into your home will be beneficial as each mixed breed has its personality and needs.