Breed Review: Ragamuffin (15 Pics)

Ragamuffin will not catch your mouse and amuse you with standard feline exploits. This well-fed good-natured person has a different mission – permanent contemplation of the surrounding reality, occasionally interrupted by games with a ball or a clockwork rodent. Figuratively speaking, ragamuffin is a couch hippie, radiating a calm positive, having said goodbye to predatory instincts and thoroughly saturated with love for its own owner. Accordingly, if such a cat lives in your house, most likely, you also consider watching a blockbuster with a “fluffy heating pad” at your side the best relaxation after a busy day.

#1 The precondition for the emergence of the breed was the scandal between the American breeder Ann Baker and a group of felinologists who did not share the rights to breed Ragdoll cats.

The crux of the problem was that Mrs. Baker, who declared herself as the creator of a new breed, went too far with total control. Having managed to be the first to register the rights to the Ragdoll trademark, the woman set a bunch of restrictions for the rest of the breeders. In particular, the owners of fluffy purrs were strictly prohibited from showing independence inbreeding issues, as well as registering their litters in any teleological systems, except for IRCA.

#2 In 1994, a split occurred among the “ragdoll lovers”.

A group of breeders, tired of the pressure of the ubiquitous Ann Baker, decided to leave the IRCA. But since in this situation the rebels lost the right to call their pets ragdolls, they came up with an alternative name for the cat. This is how the unrecognized cat branch, the ragamuffin, appeared, whose representatives were later renamed, ragamuffins. And the owners of the purr did not stop at changing the name. Within a short time, a large-scale work was carried out to update the breed, during which ex-Ragdolls were crossed with Himalayans, Persians, and mongrel cats. The offspring obtained from such "marriages" became the first true ragamuffins.

#3 Despite the presence of the genes of the Persian murkas and street cats, the guise of ragamuffins almost does not differ from ragdolls.

In particular, the standard characterizes them as heavy, bony pets with an emphatically sweet look and rabbit hair. "Girls" - ragamuffins are always smaller than "boys", but they are also far from being ballerinas. The average weight of an adult cat is 5-7.5 kg, and that of a cat is from 5 to 10 kg. Another feature of the breed is the increased amount of fat in the abdomen, which gives the purr's body a pleasant softness and roundness.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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