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Ragamuffin Cat Breed

If you thought that the Ragamuffin Cat is related to the Ragdoll, you would be right. Breeders wanted to introduce new colors and patterns while others thought it was important to widen the breed’s gene pool, because the breeding of Ragdolls was strictly controlled by that breed’s founder, Ann Baker, a new group formed to create its own breed.

They used Persians, Himalayans and domestic longhaired cats, to increase the size and to bring about other changes in appearance that would differentiate the Ragamuffin from the Ragdoll. The name Ragamuffin was chosen in part as an homage to the founding breed.

Ragamuffin Cat Information

Cat associations that recognize the Ragamuffin are the United Feline Organization—the first to do so—the American Cat Fanciers Association, the American Association of Cat Enthusiasts, and the Cat Fanciers Federation. The Ragamuffin most recently gained full recognition from the Cat Fanciers Association, in February 2011.

Size

Females usually weigh 10 to 15 pounds, and some males weigh more than 20 pounds.

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