An Introduction to Ragdoll Cats

 

Ragalon Ragdolls currently have some BEAUTIFUL breeding queens as well as some MAGNIFICENT stud males and a couple of other young future queens and studs. Although they usally spend most of the day in their ENORMOUS outdoor run, they are ALL family pets and their kittens are raised indoors with our children - helping to enhance their docile and friendly temperament. We prepare and show our young cats to confirm they are quality ragdolls before we let them into our breeding program.

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You can also find our Ragalon Ragdoll cats in the following countries
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Australia

Belgium

New Caledonia

Norway

       

Sweden

Holland

Japan

Singapore

 

AN INTRODUCTION to RAGDOLL CATS

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HISTORY

 

Origins of the Ragdoll breed are believed to have started around 1965 with a white Persian Angora cat named "Josephine". Her kittens grew very large, had a remarkable temperament, non-matting fur and the most beautiful blue eyes.

Josephines owner selected the best of these and started a breeding program using a carefully chosen Birman stud male. Special line breeding techniques followed to form the now recognised Ragdoll breed.


GENETICS

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Ragdolls are born entirely white and take three weeks for their true colour to appear. They are homozygous for blue eye colour, so ALL Ragdolls have this trait. Pure bred Ragdolls are mainly recognised in one of three patterns and four standard colours.

Ragdolls do not fully develop until about 3 or 4 years old. Although large and solid cats, they have a very special temperament. Usually quite docile, they are normally non-fighters, intelligent, extremely loving, and have the ability to completely relax at almost any time - hence the name "Ragdoll".

They often go limp in your arms and enjoy being held on their back like a baby. Their fur (not really hair) is much like a rabbit, virtually non-matting and very soft. They are extremely devoted, easily trained and love to play games with their owners and each other.

In short, they are more like a companion.


COST

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We sell our pure bred PET MALE Ragdolls  and our pure bred PET FEMALE Ragdolls from AUD $1,000 each (please see the kitten page for actual cost of individual kittens).  Breeding, Show Quality and Export Quality Ragdoll kittens are quoted on an individual basis. These prices are for kittens ONLY and do NOT include transport costs - PLEASE contact us for an up to date quote.

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NOTE: Although we are able to export our cats, you MUST check your own country feline import requirements PRIOR to confirming your purchase.

Feel free to browse through our site and if we can help you with kittens, information or anything else at all, please don't hesitate to phone us or click the Contact Us button at the top right of this page to send an email. THANK YOU and good browsing.

Pam Baker
Ragalon Ragdolls
Ph: (03) 5678 0845
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