A question asked a lot is ‘Can a Ragdoll Cat be Grey?‘
When you look at a ragdoll cat breeder’s website, you might be surprised to see no mention of grey ragdoll cats. This is because grey ragdoll cats are identified by the technical term ‘blue’ and not ‘grey’.
The Ragdoll cat is a large, longhaired cat with a docile temperament. They come in a variety of colors and patterns, but the traditional colors are Seal, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Flame and Cream. Although it is called blue, a blue point Ragdoll is actually a warm grey/taupe color that varies in intensity from cat to cat.
The Blue Point Ragdoll has a grey coat with darker points on the ears, muzzle, tail, and feet. Geographic location and diet, as well as the cat’s genetics, determine the colour of its body which can be anywhere from light to dark grey. A Ragdoll’s core body temperature can influence its colour. As a Ragdoll cat ages, its internal body temperature decreases, causing the fur to become lighter in colour, from dark grey as a young cat to light grey when it reaches its senior years.
Blue Ragdoll Cat Patterns
Three Blue Ragdoll Cat pattern variations exist – bicolor, colourpoint, and mitted, each with grey colours. There are also subvariations of tortie and lynx. Let’s look at the Ragdoll Cat patterns in more detail:
Blue Color Point Ragdoll
Blue Colour Point Ragdolls have dark grey paws, tails, ears, noses, and faces, in addition to dark grey nose leather and paw pads. Their bodycolour will range from light to dark grey in tone, with grey-ish white being common. As with all officially recognised purebred Ragdolls, their eyes will be blue.
Blue Mitted Ragdoll
Blue Mitted Ragdolls look the same as the blue color point Ragdolls with their grey coat and blue eyes, except that they have white mittens on their paws and white belly stripes that extend from their chin to their genitals.
Blue Bicolor Ragdoll
A grey Ragdoll with an inverted V mask on its face and white paws with pink paw pads is known as the Bicolor Blue Ragdoll Cat.
Blue Lynx Ragdoll
The striking-looking Blue lynx ragdoll has a grey face with tabby markings and white eyeliner. A blue lynx mitted has a distinctive appearance with a white moustache, white eyeliner, and pink nose.
Blue Tortie Ragdoll
Only female Ragdolls can be of the Tortie pattern. A Blue Tortie Ragdoll will have grey and cream tortoiseshell markings.
In conclusion, there is no such thing as a grey ragdoll cat. This is because they are identified by their technical term blue, not grey. If you are interested in owning a ragdoll cat, be sure to research the different colours and markings that are available to you.