Complete guide to the Ragamuffin Cat
Ragamuffins are domestic cats that have large, long bodies. They are famous for their docile nature. In fact, they are so docile that they are never happier than when they are wrapped comfortably in someone’s arms! They are content in any environment and are considered to be an ideal companion. They are affectionate to both humans and other pets.
A short history of the Ragamuffin
The history of the Ragamuffin is closely associated with the Ragdoll breed of cat, Ragamuffin being the modified breed of Ragdoll. It is important to mention here the short history of the Ragamuffin. Actually, Ragdoll is a cross between Burmese, Birman and Persian breeds.
The first breed of Ragdoll had a white coat. Subsequently, a more colorful breed was produced by crossing the Ragdoll with other longhaired breeds such as Turkish Angoras. As a result, a new colorful and longhaired breed was produced which was named Ragamuffin.
This new breed has since been recognized by several well-known international organizations such as “The American Cat Fanciers Association”, “The American Association of Cat Enthusiasts” and “The Cat Fanciers Association”.
Ragdoll vs Ragamuffin
Ragamuffin is often confused with Ragdoll. Although Ragamuffin and Ragdoll are quite similar in appearance and temperament, they are two different species and Ragamuffin has more variety of color in its coat than Ragdoll.
Size and appearance of the Ragdoll
Ragamuffin is a beautiful cat, with a medium size head. However, long hair around the head makes it appear larger. The female Ragamuffin is lighter in weight than the male. The weight of the female ranges from 10 to 15 pounds, whilst the weight of the male ranges from 20 to 28 pounds.
Ragamuffin has amber, blue or green eyes, which makes them stand out as a breed. However, occasionally a cat will be born with hazel or even odd-colored eyes which makes them very special and famous among cat lovers.
Their coat is long and silky and is easy to groom. It comes in a variety of colors, being white, black, blue and red. Some people even like chocolate chestnut and silver!