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Ragdoll race was achieved by mating few main cats to each other, and there was no Persian at the very beginning, and to be honest, there we no pedigreed cats back then. Those cats were:
- Josephine, a female cat with appearance similar to Angora lovelorien.files.wordpress.com…
- Bluckie, male cat with appearance similar to Burmese cat, who was son of Josephine
- Daddy Warbucks, male cat with appearance similar to Saint Birman cat, who also was a son of Josephine lovelorien.files.wordpress.com…
- Buckwheat, a female cat with appearance similar to Burmese cat, who was daughter of Josephine and Blackie: lovelorien.files.wordpress.com…
- Fugianna, who was daughter of Josephine and Daddy Warbucks, and looked like what we nowdays call Ragdoll bicolor
Then there were female Tiki and male Kyoto from a litter of 4 after Buckwheat x Daddy Warbucks. There was also two solid cats, Gueber and Mitts, but they were never registered as Ragdolls. Kyoto and Tiki were mated to each other, giving male Kookie (seal colorpoint), male Kookie Tu (seal mitted), female Bambi (seal mitted), female Toy Sue (seal mitted) and female Toy Ling (seal colorpoint). Kookie Tu was mated to his mother Tiki, giving Heidi (seal colorpoint). Heidi was mated to Kookie, giving Buddy (seal colorpoint). Kookie was also mated to Toy Sue (giving mitted male Robin), Bambi (giving female seal mitted Melonie) and Tiki (giving seal colorpoint female Orphan Annie). Fugiana was mated to Kookie Tu, giving seal bicolor male Joshua, and Kyoto – giving seal bicolor male Woo Wong, and Kookie – giving seal mitted male Pancho Villa, and Robin – giving seal mitted female Rosie. And so on and on and on. The biggest inbreeding in the history, I suppose. I WISH there were other breeds involved at the beginning. But an addition of Persian and probably Balinese came later, introducing new colors to the race. No one really knows what breed and when was crossed to those Ragdolls, because Baker was telling various versions to various people and probably believed in every single one herself, eh.
And about the colors, we call it bicolour, not van, but the point is the same I guess.
Maybe you will be interested in taking a look in compilation I made, putting all of the Ragdoll standards together: lovelorien.wordpress.com/ragdo… only the first one is in polish, sorry about that.
Oh my, how I looove Ragdoll cats!!!
Sorry if I bored you to death.
And great job, anyway!!! By the way, your chart of colors and patterns is very, very popular among polish breeders, it's very helpful.
I've been struggling to find information on them as well. What pattern do self-coloured ragdolls have? The images that I searched up varied.
I found it under solid-coloured. I can imagine why they're not considered a "real" ragdoll by the associations, because they resemble too much like other breeds and don't have the signature ragdoll point and bicolour. Poor babies.
There are more and more unricognized lines with good type, so I support their breeders and wish new patterns to be recognized. Variety is good