~RAGDOLL BREED STANDARD PROPOSAL~

      TICA has been accepting money for the registration of non-pointed Ragdolls as Ragdolls since 1982. TICA was founded on June 22, 1979. After all these years, based upon this fact, and that of genetic and Ragdoll historical facts, TICA should not be putting this up for members to vote in regard to acceptance of the Solids, Minks, and Sepias, but should actually automatically grant them recognition and permit eligibility for Championship! They are the foundation of what created the pointed, blue eyed (recessive traits) variant of Ragdoll. This would double, and perhaps, even triple the number of Ragdolls at each club's show. This would especially be the case if current Ragdoll exhibitors, make the effort to demonstrate good sportmanship and strive to welcome, educate, and encourage new exhibitors to produce show quality Ragdolls that adhere to the standard. True Ragdolls do not just have blue eyes! 


     The only difference between the Ragdoll and the Solid, Mink, and Sepia Ragdolls is caused by the C-locus (which is responsible for the self-color, pointed, and Sepia gene). All of the other characteristics are the same. The Ragdoll Breed Committee should represent ALL Ragdolls in the standard and simply amend it to represent the coloration of all Ragdolls that are, and have been registered SBT Ragdolls in TICA.

 


HEAD.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 points

Shape. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Ears.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Eyes ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Chin.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Muzzle.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Profile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Neck. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

BODY.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 points

Torso. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Legs/Feet. . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Tail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Boning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Musculature.. . . . . . . . . . . 8

COAT/COLOR/PATTERN. . . . 25 points

Length. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Texture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Pattern.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Color. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Ragdoll Breed Group:

CATEGORY:


RD: Pointed.

RD-M: Mink

RD-Sa: Sepia

RD-Sd: Traditional (Solid)


DIVISIONS:

RD: Solid Point Division, Tortie Point Division, Tabby Point Division, Solid Point /white (including Van), Tortie Point/white, Tabby Point /white Divisions (Colorpoint, mitted and bicolor pattern ONLY). 

RD-M: Mink Solid, Mink Tortie, Mink Tabby, Mink Solid and White, Mink Tortie and White, Mink Tabby and White.(Solid, mitted and bicolor pattern ONLY).


RD-Sa: Sepia Solid, Sepia Tortie, Sepia Tabby, Sepia Solid and White, Sepia Tortie and White, Sepia Taby and White. (Solid, mitted and bicolor pattern ONLY).


RD-Sd: Traditional Solid, Traditional Tortie, Traditional Tabby, Traditional Solid and White, Traditional Tortie and White, Traditional Tabby and White. (Solid, mitted and bicolor pattern ONLY).


COLORS:


RD: seal point

blue point

chocolate point

cinnamon point

lilac point

fawn point

red point

cream point

seal tortie point

blue tortie point

chocolate tortie pt

cinnamon tortie pt

lilac tortie point

fawn tortie point


RD-Sd: black

blue

chocolate

cinnamon

lilac

fawn

red

cream

black tortie

blue tortie

chocolate tortie

cinnamon tortie

lilac tortie

fawn tortie

white


RD-M: seal mink

blue mink

chocolate mink

cinnamon mink

lilac mink

fawn mink

red mink

cream mink

seal mink tortie

blue mink tortie

chocolate mink tortie

cinnamon mink tortie

lilac mink tortie

fawn mink tortie


RD-Sa: seal sepia

blue sepia

chocolate sepia

cinnamon sepia

lilac sepia

fawn sepia

red sepia

cream sepia

seal sepia (sable) tortie

blue sepia tortie

chocolate sepia tortie

cinnamon sepia tortie

lilac sepia tortie

fawn sepia tortie


PERMISSIBLE OUTCROSSES:

NONE.


HEAD (ALL):


Shape: Broad modified wedge, with slightly rounded contours, slightly rounded forehead (not domed), appearance of flat plane in area between ears, skull medium in size.


Ears:

Medium in size, broad at base, rounded tip. Set as much on top of the head as on the side, slightly tilted forward.


Eyes:

Large, oval, moderately wide-set, outer aperture to fall in line with base of ear.


RD: Pointed colors have blue to violet eyes, with deeper color preferred.

RD-M: Mink colors typically have blue-green to green-blue (aqua) eyes, with preference given to

deeper, richer, more vibrant tones.

RD-Sa: Sepia colors typically have gold or gold-green (chartreuse) eyes, with preference given to

deeper, richer, more vibrant tones.

RD -Sd: (Self-colored) Traditional colors typically have bronze, copper, gold, yellow, green, or hazel eyes. Preference

is to be given to deeper, richer, more vibrant tones.


Chin (ALL):

Well-developed. Straight from nose to bottom of chin.

Muzzle (ALL):

Rounded, medium in length; in line with wedge.

Profile (ALL):

Chin well-developed in line with nose. Straight nose to bridge followed by change of direction to gentle curve to brow. Appearance of flat plane between ears.

Neck (ALL):

In proportion to head and torso.

BODY (ALL):

Torso: Medium-long to long, substantial. Broad chest. Fat pad on lower abdomen acceptable. Females may be smaller than males.

Legs: Substantial boning, in proportion to body, hind legs slightly longer than front legs.

Feet: Large, round, tufting desirable.

Tail: Equal to length of body. Thicker at base, with slight taper.

Boning: Substantial.

Musculature: Well-muscled with Solid weight.


COAT (ALL):

Length: Semi-long, allow for shorter coats on unaltered adults and seasonal variations.

Texture: Silky soft, plush, similar to rabbit fur. Minimal undercoat gives the coat body,but coat still falls smoothly. Not woolly or cottony.


COLOR:

RD (Pointed): Even, lighter color on the body with minimal shading. Definite contrast between body and point color. Allow for darker body color in older cats. Allow for undeveloped color in young cats. Kittens are born almost white and develop color on the points while remaining pale and creamy colored on the body. Body color often darkens with age, but not to the extent of the corresponding minks. Body shading, if any, shouldbe in the tone of the point color. In the pointed category, darker spots may develop over pressure points such as the hips, especially in older cats. Points of injury or resulting from other causes of recent hair loss (e.g. on the breast area of recently nursing queens) may show similar color changes.

RD-M: The coat darkens with age: kittens are born much lighter than the corresponding sepias (almost white in some colors) then develop noticeably darker color at the points than on the body.

RD-Sa: Coat color is paler and warmer than the traditional equivalents due to the reduction in the amount of pigment in the melanin granules. The coat darkens with age and has slight intensification at the points which is most visible in kittens.

RD-Sd: Kittens are born with full color. Traditional coat colors do not dramatically change in intensity with age.


SOLID POINT DIVISION:

Points: Ears, mask, legs, feet and tail to be darker, well-defined color.

Body: Chest bib and chin areas may be somewhat lighter in color. Soft shadings of color are allowed.


ANY COLOR AND WHITE DIVISION:

Mitted Pattern:

Head: May have a broken or evenly matched, symmetrical white blaze on nose and/or between eyes. White not to extend into the inner corner of the eye, nose leather, or whisker pads. Chin must be white.

Front feet: Evenly matched white mittens not to extend above bend of paw. All toes to be white.

Back Legs: White goes up to and around the hocks entirely and extends no higher than mid-thigh.

Body: White stripe extending from chin through chest and length of belly.


Bicolor Pattern:

Head: White inverted "V" on face that completely surrounds the pink nose leather and does not extend

beyond the outer edge of the eye on either side. The "V" to be as symmetrical as possible. The shape should be an inverted "V." White Chin.

RD-Sd: (Self-colored solid) As described in TICA Color Descriptions.

RD-M:  Body color in Minks a distinctly lighter shade of point color, showing definite contrast to points, but not as much as with the pointed Ragdoll. Even, lighter color on the body. Allow for darker body color in older cats. Allow for undeveloped color in young cats.

RD-Sa: Body color in Sepias closer to that of extremities, showing slighter contrast to points.

Even, lighter color on the body. Allow for darker body color in older cats. Allow for undeveloped color in young cats.


WITHOUT WHITE DIVISION:

RD-Sd: (Self-colored)

The color is evenly across the whole cat. Lighter color on the collar allowed.

RD-M: (Mink)

Points: Ears, mask, legs, feet and tail to be darker, well-defined color.

Body: Chest bib and chin areas may be somewhat lighter in color. Shadings of color are allowed.

RD-Sa: (Sepia)

Points: Ears, mask, legs, feet and tail to be somewhat darker, well-defined color.

Body: Chest bib and chin areas may be somewhat lighter in color. Shadings of color are allowed.


ANY COLOR AND WHITE DIVISION:

Mitted Pattern:

Head: May have a broken or evenly matched, symmetrical white blaze on nose and/or between eyes. White not to extend into the inner corner of the eye, nose leather or whisker pads. Chin must be white.

Front feet: Evenly matched white mittens not to extend above bend of paw. All toes to be white.

Back Legs: White goes up to and around the hocks entirely and extends no higher than mid-thigh.

Body: White stripe extending from chin through chest and length of belly.


Bicolor Pattern:

Head: White inverted "V" on face that completely surrounds the pink nose leather and does not extend

beyond the outer edge of the eye on either side. The "V" to be as symmetrical as possible. White Chin.

Body: Chest, stomach and ruff are white. Saddle may be broken that may include spots of white.

RD-Sd: With the self-colored the saddle must have the body color.

RD-M and RD-Sa: With the Minks and Sepias shading in body color allowed.

Feet and Legs: All white preferred.

Paw Pads: Pink preferred, but mixture of color on paw pads acceptable because of two colors in pattern.


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

RD: The Pointed Ragdoll is a semi-long haired, blue eyed pointed cat with a sweet personality. The Ragdoll grows large and heavy, but is slow to mature and may not reach full weight and size for four years. Full color is not reached until three years old. The Ragdoll is muscular with little fat except on the lower abdomen fatty pad.

RD-Sd; RD-M; RD-Sa: The Solid, Mink, and/or Sepia Ragdoll is a semi-long haired cat with a sweet personality, which grows large and heavy, but is slow to mature and may not reach full weight and size for four years.

RD-Sd: The self-colored have their full color at birth.

RD-M: The Mink is born with color but full color is not reached until three years old.

RD-Sa: The Sepia is born with color, darker than the Mink, but full color is also not reached until three years old. The Ragdoll is muscular with little fat except on the lower abdomen fatty pad.


ALLOWANCES:

Seasonal changes in coat length.


PENALIZE:

Mitted: Lack of white belly stripe; Hock spots.

Bicolor: White beyond the outside edge of the eye. Lack of inverted "V" such as a rectangle, "M", heart shape, etc. Hock spots.


WITHHOLD ALL AWARDS (WW):

General: Short tail, tall triangular pointy ears, short legs; cobby body, round eyes, flat plane between eyes, doming of the head (concave curve to brow and convex curve to forehead); Roman nose, straight profile, obvious nose dip giving impression of a scoop in profile, wooly/cottony coat texture. White tail tip. Leg runners. Ear runners. White on ears.

Mitted: Lack of white belly stripe; white on ears and/or tail.

RD: For pointed: any eye color other than blue.

Colorpointed: Any white.

Solid division: Any white.

Mitted: Lack of white chin.

Bicolor : Any dark markings inside the white “V” including the chin.

Disqualify (DQ): Crossed eyes, Nystagmus. Tail faults. Severe cow hocks. Extra toes. Obvious illness.


***Temperament must be unchallenging; any sign of definite challenge

shall disqualify. The cat may exhibit fear, seek to flee, or generally

complain aloud but may not threaten to harm. In accordance with

Show Rules, ARTICLE SIXTEEN, the following shall be considered

mandatory disqualifications: a cat that bites (216.9), a cat showing

evidence of intent to deceive (216.10), adult whole male cats not having

two descended testicles (216.11), cats with all or part of the tail missing

, except as authorized by a board approved standard (216.12.1), cats

with more than five toes on each front foot and four toes on each back

foot, unless proved the result of an injury or as authorized by a board

approved standard (216.12.2), visible or invisible tail faults if Board

approved standard requires disqualification (216.12.4), crossed

eyes if Board approved standard requires disqualification

(216.12.5), total blindness (216.12.6), markedly smaller size, not in

keeping with the breed (216.12.9), and depression of the sternum or

unusually small diameter of the rib cage itself (216.12.11.1). See Show

Rules, ARTICLE SIXTEEN for more comprehensive rules governing

penalties and disqualifications.