In today's video, we are going to talk about some interesting facts and myths, about the Ragamuffin Cat.
A generally calm cat, the Ragamuffin is an ideal companion for those living in apartments, and the breed adapts well to changes in routine.
The Ragamuffin is a large, longbodied cat. She is heavily boned with a long tail and a plush coat. The Ragamuffin appears even bigger than she is.
The Ragamuffin has a mediumsized head but her fur makes her face appear bigger. The ears are also medium sized, and are set on the sides of the head to continue the triangular look of the face. The legs are long and strong. The chin should be well developed and the oval eyes should be blue.
The Ragamuffin comes in various colors and patterns. Some of these color patterns are the same as those of the ragdoll. The Ragamuffin with a color point pattern has a light body color with contrasting, darker, color on the extremities, mask and ears. The Bicolor Ragamuffin also exhibits dark points, but will show an inverted V on the forehead with the stomach, all four legs and the ruff being white.
The Mitted Ragamuffin also shows points, but in this color pattern, the feet are white, as is the chin. In addition to these classic ragdoll color patterns, the Ragamuffin has various other colors and patterns.
Here are some interesting facts about Ragamuffin Cats that will make you admire them even more!
1. Ragamuffin Cats are Crossbreed Cats.
If you’re a true feline lover, you have almost certainly heard about or seen sweet softfurred Ragdoll cats, known for their amicability. Well, Ragamuffin cats are descendants of Ragdoll cats. With fluffy fur and striking blue eyes, they make onlookers gaze in awe. When Ragdolls are bred with Persian or Himalayan cats, the result is a Ragamuffin.
Ragamuffins are a fairly new breed of cat that came into existence, only two decades ago on account of crossbreeding. Ragamuffins retain the Ragdolls’ innocuous, but sweet personality. However, one of the notable features where they differ from their ancestors is in the eyes. Ragamuffins don’t have those sharp blue catchy eyes. The good thing is that their fur is extremely soft and feels almost like rabbit fur.
2. ‘Ragamuffin’ Wasn’t the First Name Choice.
Ragamuffin sounds like such an adorable name for this lovely feline, but interestingly enough, the original name proposed for this breed of cat was ‘Liebling’. Liebling is a German word, whose English equivalent would be ‘darling’ or ‘sweetheart.’ Some of you might be curious how the cat got its actual name ‘Ragamuffin’? Well, the name Ragamuffin was selected after a broad discussion amongst the catbreeding community, in order to retain a link from the new breed to the foundation breed, the Ragdoll. Even so, in some parts of the US, like Northern Virginia, Ragamuffins are still called Lieblings.
3. Ragamuffins Love to be Held.
Ragamuffin cats are unusually relaxed about being held, and love to curl up on their humans for some quality cuddling. You can scoop up a Ragamuffin and hold them like a baby, although of course double check with the owner if it’s not your cat; not all cats are as docile as each other. Because of their love of human interaction, they can become depressed and withdrawn if left alone for hours every day, so consider your routine if you’re thinking about becoming a Ragamuffin owner.
4. Ragamuffins Love Toys.
Ragamuffins are so much like a young toddler, and love to play around with toys. Ask any Ragamuffin expert and she cannot agree more over this. Catnip cigars and bird teasers happen to be two of the most popular toys for Ragamuffin cats. Put such toys around them and you will get a hefty dose of the cat’s playfulness and curiosity. Ragamuffins are very intrigued with batteryoperated toys too. The movement of these electronic toys incites the cat’s curiosity, especially if they look anything like a mouse.