The most popular color of Ragdoll Cat is the Seal Point. It is one of the traditional ragdoll colors, alongside the Blue point. Its name is derived from that of the sea mammal, as its dark brown color resembles that of a seal.
Seal is one of the official traditional Ragdoll breed colors, alongside Blue, Lilac, Chocolate, Flame and Cream recognized by the main cat showing organisations; The International Cat Association (TICA) and the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA).
Seal Ragdoll Patterns
Seal Color Point Ragdoll
A colorpoint has classic markings like the Siamese cat, with no white anywhere on the body. A Seal Color Point’s extremities; the paws, tail, ears, nose and face, are a deep and dark chocolate brown. The nose leather and paw pads will also present as a rich brown. The body color will be an even pale fawn to cream color which is warm in tone. The shading will be lighter in color towards the stomach and chest.
Seal Mitted Ragdoll
A Seal mitted Ragdoll will present in the same way as the Seal Color point but their paws and chin have white ‘mitts’. They also have a belly stripe which is a white stripe that runs from their chin to their genitals. A Mitted Ragdoll can sometimes have a white spot on their face which make look like a blaze, star or hourglass.
Seal Bicolor Ragdoll
A Seal Lynx Ragdoll has a cream or pale fawn body with its shading taking the form of ghost striping or ticking. Its points will have seal brown stripes which are distinct and separated by a lighter background color. The ears are seal brown with a paler thumbprint in the center. The nose leather presents as either seal brown or pink edged in seal brown. The Seal Lynx‘s paw pads are seal brown.
A Seal Tortie -Point Ragdoll will have a fawn to cream body which may be mottled with cream in older cats. Its points will be seal brown and variably mottled with red and/or cream. Its nose leather and paw pads are seal brown, flesh or coral pink mottling.
What is the difference between the seal color and chocolate color?
A Seal Color Point Ragdoll is much darker than the Chocolate point. A chocolate point has pale ivory fur on its body and its extremities are of a warm milky brown color as opposed to the deep, rich brown of the Seal Point.
Are Seal point ragdoll kittens born white?
As with any Ragdoll kitten, a seal point ragdoll kitten is born completely white. As they age their dark brown coloring develops on their faces and extremities. The color is darkest as their very tips and lightens as it moves up their body. Their body is a warm cream to fawn color with a lighter shade cross the underside tummy and chest.
Do Seal Point Ragdolls get lighter with age?
A Ragdoll’s core body temperature can affect its color. A Seal Point Ragdoll may darken from being a kitten through the adult years. When a cat reaches its senior years its internal body temperature drops, resulting in the darker fur becoming lighter in color.