What color is a Lilac Ragdoll Cat? Are they purple?
A Lilac Ragdoll Cat is not purple as its name may suggest. The word ‘lilac’ is merely a technical term used by Cat Associations to describe the color pattern. A Lilac Ragdoll is similar to a Blue Ragdoll, but its color is much lighter and has a pinkish tinge. A Lilac Ragdoll’s body is milk-white in color, and its points present as lavender-pink.
Is Lilac a recognized Ragdoll Cat Color?
Lilac is one of the six recognized traditional Ragdoll breed colors, alongside Seal, Blue, Chocolate, Flame and Cream, recognized by the main cat showing organizations; The International Cat Association (TICA) and the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA).
Lilac Ragdoll Patterns
Lilac Color Point Ragdoll
A Lilac Color Point’s extremities, the paws, tail, ears, nose and face, are a very light grey with pinkish tones. Its nose leather and paw pads are a lavender-pink. A Lilac Ragdoll’s body coat color is a glacial white.
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Lilac Mitted Ragdoll
A Lilac mitted Ragdoll appears similar to the Lilac Color point, but their paws and chin have white ‘mitts’. They also have a belly stripe that runs from their chin to their genitals. A Mitted Ragdoll can sometimes have a white spot on their face, making it look like a blaze, star or hourglass.
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Lilac Bicolor Ragdoll
A Lilac Bicolor Ragdoll will have an inverted V mask marking on the face. Its paws will also be white with pink paw pads.
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Ragdolls Cats World Violet is a mismarked Lilac Bicolor
A Lilac Lynx Ragdoll has a pale grey/pinkish face with tabby markings. Their nose can be either lavender-pink or pink edged in lavender-pink.
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What is the difference between the Blue and Lilac colorpoint Ragdoll?
A Blue Colorpoint Ragdoll is a much darker grey than the Lilac point. The Lilac’s points will also present with a pink hue. A Lilac Point has milk-white fur on its body instead of the creamy grey fur of the Blue Point.
Are Lilac Ragdolls rare?
Lilac is the rarest color of Ragdoll cats. If you have your heart set on adopting a Lilac Ragdoll kitten as a pet, then you need to do your research to find a Ragdoll breeder that specializes in breeding them and be prepared to go on a waiting list. You may also find that a Lilac Ragdoll kitten is more expensive than other colored Ragdolls in the litter. Find out what you should expect to pay for your Ragdoll Kitten with our Ragdoll Cat Price Guide.
Do all Lilac Ragdolls have blue eyes?
Yes, Lilac Ragdolls have blue eyes. The official breed standards state that all Ragdolls eye color must be blue; if they aren’t, then they not a purebred Ragdoll Cat.