Shape/Size: : The head is a broad modified wedge, with a rounded
appearance. The forehead should be moderately rounded. The head is
medium in size, in pleasing proportion to the body; the appearance of
which is softened by the surrounding fur. Muzzle is rounded,
slightly shorter than moderate in length, emphasizing the broadness of
the head. There is puffiness to the
whisker pad, which results in the characteristic “sweet look” of the RagaMuffin. Cheeks are full.
Profile: In profile, the
chin is round,
a nose dip
gives the impression of a smooth scoop, not a break, and flows
gracefully into a gentle, convexly curved forehead and top of head.
Neck: The neck is short,
heavy and strong, particularly in older males. An allowance is made for jowliness in mature adult males
Ears: The ears should be set as much
on the side of the head as on top of the head. Medium in size, tilted
slightly forward, rounded, with moderate furnishings, in pleasing
proportion to the head. Ear tufts are allowed.
Eyes: Large, walnut shaped and expressive, moderately wide set,
a slight oriental tip
to the eye is acceptable. The more intense the eye color, the better.
Lighter eye color in dilutes is allowed. Eye color requirements are as
Eye Color Requirements
Color Points: Blue eyes
Minks: Green, Blue/Green,
Blue, Odd Eyes
Gold, Gold/Green to Green/Gold, Odd Eyes
Solids(including Silvers): All colors including Odd Eyes
Note: The walnut shaped eye is
best viewed at eye level. Observed from above, when the cat is looking
up tends to make the eye appear more round.
Body: Rectangular, broad chest and broad shoulders, and
moderately heavy muscling in the hindquarters with the hindquarters
being equally as broad as the shoulders. There should be a fatty pad in the lower abdomen. These cats are fully fleshed. The
backbone and ribs should not be visible to the eye and upon palpation
should feel well covered with flesh. Full maturity is reached at four
years of age at which time the RagaMuffin can sometimes be described as
Tail: Long, in proportion to the body. It is fully furred,
similar in look to a plume or soft bottlebrush, medium at the base with
a slight taper.
Legs and Paws: Legs should be heavily boned,
medium to medium-long in length with the back legs slightly longer than the front legs,
yet in proportion to the body. The paws should be large and round, able
to support the weight of the cat without splaying, and with tufts
beneath and between the paws.
The fur is to be medium to medium-long. Texture is to be soft, dense and
silky. Texture will vary slightly
with color. Fur length is to be slightly longer around neck and outer
edges of face, resulting in the appearance of a ruff, and increasing in
length from top of head down through shoulder blades and back, with the
coat on the sides and stomach being medium to medium-long. The fur on
the front legs is thick and short to medium in length. The fur on the
hind legs is medium to medium-long and thick with the appearance of a
wispy frill on the hindquarters.
Every color and pattern is allowable with or without white. Any amount
of white is allowed e.g. white spots on paws, back, chest or belly; a
blaze, a locket, white tip on tail, etc. The degree of symmetry, whether in the pattern or
the white spotting, is of no importance. Nose leather and paw pads are
accepted in all colors and in any color combination, not necessarily
related to coat color. Cats with white on feet may have pink paw pads or
they may be bi-color or multi-colored. Body darkening in older cats; and
lighter or incomplete markings in kittens and young cats is allowed.
Amenable: The RagaMuffin is known for being and easy-going cat
that is easily handled, even by strangers. While some RagaMuffins may be
upset by surroundings and grumble a bit, they should never attempt to
bite or scratch the Judge or handler.
features in females; undeveloped eye color in young cats, particularly
fatty pad in young cats; lighter weights in young whole cats; finer
boning in females.
Coat: Lack of or short ruff
on whole cats and kittens; short fur on legs of cats with medium coat;
seasonal changes in coat length and color; body darkening in older cats.
Preferences: Affectionate nature and deep, bright eye color.
ACFA: Siberian and RagDoll; the RagDoll is allowable through May
CFA: NONE allowed.
NOTE: FOUNDATION REGISTRATION -
The IRCA Ragdoll and Miracle Ragdoll are the foundation cats of the
RagaMuffin and are the only cats allowed to be foundation registered.
RagaMuffin is fully fleshed, a large, cuddly, teddy-bear of a cat!
||Cranial doming, nose
break, Roman nose, small ears, pointed ears and round
||Extreme cranial doming, poor health or condition,
crossed eyes, visible tail kink.