The Ragdoll cat is one that is easily recognizable by its distinctive bicolor coat, paired with brilliant blue eyes. It is also a breed that comes in many variations of that bicolor coat! Unlike some breeds of cats, the Ragdoll does not simply come in one color.
There are a plethora of different coat colors to choose from, and some color variations are much rarer than others.
One of the rarer coat colors is known as cinnamon. Read on to learn more about cinnamon Ragdoll cats, as well as some other, similar colorations of this popular breed!
What Is a Ragdoll Cat?
A Ragdoll cat is a well loved breed of cat that has a long coat and bicolor markings. They are also often compared to dogs, because they are playful and cuddly, and can even learn certain tricks if you have the patience to train them! Ragdoll cats can typically learn to play fetch and roll over, for instance. You may be wondering where the name Ragdoll came from. Ragdoll cats are known for a particular behavior, where they flop or go limp in your arms when they are picked up— just like a ragdoll, hence the name.
Ragdoll Breed History
While the Ragdoll cat is now a very popular breed, it is still somewhat new. It originated in Riverside, California in the 1960s. A breeder named Ann Baker began breeding Ragdoll cats from a long haired cat named Josephine. Josephine is the ancestor of all Ragdoll cats today! She was believed to have been an Angora. In 1965, the Ragdoll was recognized as an official breed of cat. Then, a couple named the Daytons bought a breeding pair from Ann Baker, and they began to breed Ragdoll cats as well. They can be credited for furthering the breed and creating the breed standard that we know and love today!
Cinnamon Point Ragdoll
There are many different colors that a Ragdoll can come in, but most have a white or cream base coat. The variations come in the darker colors on the cat’s extremities. One rare coloration is the cinnamon Ragdoll cat. The cinnamon Ragdoll cat is a reddish brown color, similar to the color of the cinnamon spice. A cinnamon Ragdoll cat usually has a light cream body with these light brown points. Cinnamon is one of the very rare Ragdoll colors, so, like other rare colorations, it is in pretty high demand! Below, we will go over some other colorations that are similar in appearance to that of a Ragdoll with a cinnamon coat.
The sepia Ragdoll is a particularly striking form of the Ragdoll cat. Some Ragdolls are brown or reddish brown in color, and this can actually be their base coat— so, instead of a mellow cream base coat, some Ragdolls have a rich sepia or mahogany color instead! The sepia tone can range in hue, from pale beige to cognac or mahogany. Sepia Ragdolls usually have dark black markings on their face and paws. Some may refer to sepia Ragdolls as cinnamon Ragdolls as well, but technically, they are different coat variations!
Fawn is another rare Ragdoll coat coloration, and it is very similar to cinnamon. Essentially, fawn is typically described as being a dilute of cinnamon’s reddish brown color. This means that a fawn Ragdoll cat will have a light reddish brown color on its points, but it will not be as dark or saturated as the color of a cinnamon point Ragdoll cat. These genes are recessive genes, which is why both the cinnamon point Ragdoll and fawn Ragdoll are considered to be ultra rare variations of the breed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are cinnamon Ragdolls rare?
Ragdoll cats come in a plethora of different coat colors, and some of these are less common than others! One of the coat colors that you may see in a Ragdoll cat is cinnamon. Cinnamon is a reddish brown coat coloration. It is one of the rarest Ragdoll colors, being considered ultra rare, just like the fawn coloration.
What is the rarest Ragdoll cat color?
Ragdoll cats are a stunning breed, and there is truly a color option for every person’s aesthetic tastes. These cats can be bred into a variety of different coat colors or coat color combinations. Some, of course, are harder to find, and therefore more sought after, than other colors. Cream Ragdoll cats are considered to be the rarest of the Ragdoll cat colors. This is because only 3% of Ragdoll owners have a cream Ragdoll cat. Cream Ragdolls have a white body with ivory points, or ivory markings on their extremities. This can make it look as if the cat is actually entirely white and one color!
What is the most sought after Ragdoll cat?
There are certainly some colors of Ragdoll cat that are more sought after, and this is typically the colors of Ragdolls that are less common to begin with. This is something to be aware of, because if you want one in that color, you will likely be sitting on your breeder’s waiting list longer to get your furry friend. As cream is the rarest Ragdoll color, this is often the most sought after Ragdoll cat. However, if you want to look at this as the most popular Ragdoll cat, then it would be the seal coloration. Most Ragdoll cat owners have a seal colored Ragdoll, and 39% of Ragdoll owners have one of these.
What are the cons of having a Ragdoll cat?
Ragdoll cats are a great addition to your household because they have a gentle temper and are good with children and other pets. However, there are some cons, too. For instance, Ragdoll cats can be very vocal. They are also not suited to being outdoor cats, so if you are in the market for an outdoor cat, this is the wrong breed for you! Ragdoll cats are prone to becoming obese and developing obesity related health conditions or diseases as well.