All ragdolls are born white and start developing their colours and patterns within a week but their colour continues to develop until they reach 2 to 3 years of age.
There are now 6 recognised colours for the ragdoll.
The body colour ranges from ivory to pale fawn beige shading gradually into a lighter colour on the belly and chest. The points range from a warm seal brown to a deep brownish black. The paw pads and nose leather will be a seal brown to brownish black, with rosy undertones.
The body is bluish white to platinum grey, cold in tone and free of any tinge of brown, shading gradually to a lighter colour on the belly and chest. The points will be blue-grey to deep slate. The paw pads and nose leather are dark greyish blue.
The body is a warm, even, creamy white. The points are deep orange to red. The paw pads and nose leather are pink.
The body is creamy white. The points ranging from pale sand to deep cream. The overall impression is dull, cool buff beige. The paw pads and nose leather are pink.
The body is ivory shading gradually to lighter colour on the belly and chest. The points range from warm milk chocolate to a darker chocolate tone, all with rose undertones. Paw pads should be a brownish salmon pink with rose brown nose leather.
Body magnolia white. Points a pale dove grey with pinkish tones to a warmer deep lavender, the dilute pigment permitting the flesh tones to show through. Paw pads and nose leather are lavender pink.
The ragdoll can be any of the above colours with any of the following patterns.
Ragdoll patterns There are 3 main patterns :
Colourpoint, Mitted and Bi-Colour these patterns can be overlayed by Tortie, Torbie and Tabby
The points, ears, mask, feet and tail are dark with the colour well defined. The body should have definite contrast between it and the points.
The points are dark and contrasting to the body, there are matching white mitts on the front feet and white back legs at least to the hock. The chin is white and there may also be a blaze on the face above the nose.
The Ears, mask and tail are well defined in the darker colour. The mask has a white inverted "V" which should be as symmetrical as possible. The chest, stomach, all four legs, feet and ruff are white.
Tabby Overlays any one of the above patterns.
The pattern shows as tabby markings on the face in what appears to be the letter W or M. There is also white eyeliner around the eyes.
Tortie Overlays any of the main 3 patterns. Tortie Points, colour-wise, will generally have Red or Cream mixed with one of the other colours.
Torbie A Tortie + Tabby = Torbie