As their name suggests, Ragdoll cats have a fantastically floppy nature… in fact Ragdolls go limp when you pick them up! This popular breed is beloved worldwide, but it’s often crossed with other breeds to make a variety of Ragdoll mixes.
The following post presents some of the more popular Ragdoll cat mixes.
Table of Contents
- What Are Ragdoll Mixes?
- Ragdoll Persian Mix
- Ragdoll Maine Coon Mix
- Ragdoll Siamese Mix
- Ragdoll British Shorthair Mix
- Ragdoll Bengal Mix
- Ragdoll Munchkin Mix
- Ragdoll Himalayan Mix
- Ragdoll Birman Mix
What Are Ragdoll Mixes?
Ragdoll mixes are purebred Ragdoll cats that have been bred with another purebred car breed. Cat breeds are often cross-bred together to develop a cat with the desirable characteristics of each breed.
This practice is controversial as many purebred breeders feel it dilutes the purebred breeds and does nothing to move a given breed forward. They argue that the only benefit of crossing cat breeds is to create a cat with a certain look to the detriment of the physical characteristics of the breed.
Those in favor of cat mixes argue that crossbreeding makes for a hardier cat and prevents the purebred gene pool from becoming narrow to the extent that genetic defects can occur.
Ragdoll cat lovers will be similarly divided. In the first instance, many people would likely advocate adopting a Ragdoll probably more so than buying from a breeder… with most also being against Ragdoll mixes.
Others won’t see Ragdoll cat crosses in the same way, believing them to be completely acceptable.
Regardless, there is demand for Ragdoll cat mixes, hence I’m writing this post to provide information about the most popular crosses.
So let’s get this underway!
Ragdoll Persian Mixes
The Ragdoll Persian mix, also known as the Perdoll, is a large, gorgeous, and affectionate breed. Perdolls are long-haired with solid or patterned fur and love receiving attention and cuddles from their humans. These exquisite cats are bred to be beautiful and sweet.
Perdolls are larger than purebred Persians, weighing around 15 to 20 pounds. These lap cats have dignified round faces and stocky profiles. Their eyes may be the signature Ragdoll blue, but they may also be green, gold, or copper.
Due to their high intelligence level, they enjoy puzzles and interactive toys. If you’re thinking of becoming a Perdoll pet parent, ensure you can spend time giving them plenty of mental stimulation and regular grooming sessions.
A Guide to the Ragdoll Persian Cat Mix
Ragdoll Maine Coon Mix
Looking for a lap cat? Well, look no further than the Ragdoll Maine Coon mix, also known as the Ragcoon.
These long-haired, sweet kitties are most famous for their luxurious coats that require copious amounts of grooming. Their personalities are gentle, relaxed, and loving.
While pure Ragdolls always have bright blue eyes, the Maine Coon mix allows for eye color variation. The Maine Coon side also blesses them with intelligence and athleticism.
These lap kitties crave attention but are otherwise low-maintenance. As with any mixed breed, the personality and characteristics a Ragcoon kitty will inherit aren’t exactly predictable.
The Ragdoll Maine Coon mix might be more on the playful side, or may be more relaxed, and their fur color varies.
Find out more about Maine Coon Ragdoll mix.
Siamese Ragdoll Mixes
This crossbreed marries the friendly and affectionate nature of Ragdolls with Siamese cats’ vocal, spunky nature. Also known as “Ragamese” cats, these highly social felines make wonderful family pets. The Siamese genes slim down this crossbreed’s profile and provide more length to those fluffy legs.
The sparkling blue eyes of a Ragamese cat are often wide with curiosity. These kitties love to stay active and enjoy the company of their owners. Ragamese cats have pointed coloring, meaning their paws, tails, ears, and muzzles have darker fur.
Pointed coloring and blue eyes are traits carried down from both breeds. If you’re fortunate enough to parent one of these unique cats, be cautious with their diet to ensure they don’t become overweight, which is a common issue for this mix.
Find out more about the Siamese Ragdoll mix.
Ragdoll British Shorthair Mix
British Shorthairs are known for their independent natures, which adds a striking twist to the personality of this particular crossbreed. While Ragdoll-British Shorthair cats are friendly, they also enjoy alone time and go through independent streaks.
This mix is modern, created in the early 2000s. Although it’s a relatively rare crossbreed, cat lovers are beginning to notice these large, long-haired cats.
Thanks to the British Shorthair genes, this crossbreed features a stocky build and dense, color-variant fur. They have short muzzles and plenty of muscle to go around, and they weigh in from 12 to 20 lbs on average.
Their sweet, tolerant nature make them the perfect family cat.
Find out more about the personality of Ragdoll cats.
Ragdoll Bengal Mix
Ragdolls and Bengals are each highly distinctive and popular breeds. When the two are mixed, the result is an active, compassionate, and extremely friendly kitty.
Ragdoll Bengal mixes typically appear more like Bengal cats, featuring short to medium-length coats with Bengal spots and stripes.
If you adopt one of these feline friends, expect to spend long periods giving your Ragdoll Bengal kitty attention, playing fetch or chase, and cuddling with her.
Their calm, relaxed Ragdoll nature makes them suitable to be around children. Their average lifespan is around 14 years, depending on their activity level and diet, and they typically cost about $400 from a breeder.
Ragdoll Munchkin Mix
This may be the most adorable Ragdoll crossbreed on the list! Munchkins are known for their stubby little legs and laid-back personalities.
Their fur can be just about any color or pattern, so you never know quite what to expect of a Ragdoll-Munchkin cat’s fur.
Ragdoll-Munchkins have the adorable stubby legs of a Munchkin and the luxurious long fur of a Ragdoll. Averaging just 6 pounds, they’re tiny little things.
Since they’re playful, loving, and social, this crossbreed has a family-friendly temperament.
Find out more about the Ragdoll Munchkin cat mix.
Ragdoll Himalayan Mix
Himalayan cats, also known as Himmies, are beautiful, large, long-haired cats similar to Persians. When mixed with Ragdolls, the result is a big bundle of cuddly joy.
Himalayan Ragdolls are laid-back, playful, caring, and social. They’re also trainable and require lots of attention and grooming, like many Ragdoll mixes.
To prevent health issues, Himalayan Ragdolls require quality diets and high activity levels. These kitties may inherit either the high-shed, thick undercoat of Himmies or the low-shed, single-layer coat of Ragdolls.
Depending on which style of fur a Himalayan Ragdoll has, you may need to groom them daily or weekly.
Find out more about the Ragdoll Himalayan cat mix.
Ragdoll Birman Mix
Birmans are energetic, affectionate cats that mix perfectly with Ragdolls. The so-called Rag-A-Bir crossbreed is a lovely addition to any household with children. Rag-A-Birs are gentle, loving, and highly social. You can even train these intelligent crossbreeds.
The Ragdoll Birman mix requires plenty of playtime and attention. They adore being around people and receiving pets and cuddles.
Since the two breeds look quite similar, the resulting mix may look like a purebred Ragdoll, depending on which genes are inherited. They’re likely to have long, dense coats that require frequent brushing.
If you’re looking for a friendly, fluffy housecat, a Birman Ragdoll may be the perfect loyal companion!
Summary – What Are Ragdoll Mixes?
To sum it up, Ragdoll mixes vary in size, personality, and appearance, but they’re all adorable and generally friendly and loving cats.
Ragdoll mixes make affectionate companions often require special attention and diligent grooming routines to manage their silky fur.
Whether you end up with a Maine Coon, Bengal, Munchkin, or Persian mix, you’re bound to be blessed with a loving and loyal companion.
Do you have a mixed breed cat or even one of the above Ragdoll mixes? Please tell me about your cat or ask a question in the comment section at the end of this page.
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