OERCC, CFF, ACFA, RAG, CFA/CFG, TICA /BDC
CFA: Breed Council Member
Revised April 2000
The overall impression of the RagaMuffin should be one of sweetness
and robust health.
RagaMuffin females are generally considerably smaller than males, both
being muscular, and heavy with a tendency toward a fatty pad (greater
on the lower abdomen.
RagaMuffins attain full maturity at approximately four years of age.
cat is striking whether it is color point, color point with a white
or star, mitts and tipped tail set against darker fur, a dramatically
tabby, or a breathtaking calico. The only extremes in this cat are
size, large expressive eyes and docile nature.
A RagaMuffin is people loving and affectionate-a large, cuddly, feline
The head is a broad modified wedge, with a rounded appearance. The
should be moderately rounded. Muzzle is round, slightly shorter than
in length, tending to broadness. The chin is firmly rounded, reflecting
proper bite. There is puffiness to the whisker pad, which results in
characteristic "sweet look" of the RagaMuffin. Cheeks are full. In
there is an obvious nose dip, giving the impression of a scoop rather
a break. Neck is short, heavy and strong, particularly in older males.
An allowance is made for jowliness in mature adult males.
Medium in size, set to the side of the head with slight flaring, tilted
slightly forward, rounded (the lynx point should have tufts on the tips
the ears), with moderate furnishings, in pleasing proportion to the
head. The ears should be set as much on the side of the head as on top
Large, walnut shaped and expressive, moderately wide set, the eyes
to the characteristic sweet look. A slight oriental tip to the eye is
acceptable. The more intense the eye color, the better. Eye color
Color Points : Blue Eyes
Minks : Green, Blue Green, Turquoise, Blue, Odd Eyes
Solids : All Colors, including odd eyes
Rectangular, broad chest and broad shoulders, and moderately heavy
in the hindquarters with the hindquarters being equally as broad as the
shoulders. There should be a fatty pad (greater omentum) in the lower
should be determined by the muscle tone in the hind legs. These cats
fully fleshed. The backbone and ribs should not be visible to the eye
upon palpation should feel well covered with flesh.
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 in length with the back legs
longer than the front legs, yet in proportion to the body. The paws
be large and round, able to support the weight of the cat without
and with tufts beneath and between the paws. Allowance is made for
boning in females.
The fur is to be medium to medium-long. Texture is to be dense and
similar to a heavily furred rabbit. Texture will vary slightly with
color. Fur length is to be slightly longer around neck and outer edges
resulting in the appearance of a ruff, and increasing in length from
of head down through shoulder blades and back, with the coat on the
and stomach being medium to medium-long. The fur on the front legs is
and short to medium in length. The fur on the hind legs is medium to
and thick with the appearance of a wispy frill on the hindquarters.
Cat must exhibit excellent health and good care. It is to be clean and
well groomed, with bright eyes, clean ears and have no signs of
ALLOWABLE OUTCROSSES *)
Ragdoll, Persian, Himalayan and Domestic Longhair.
The IRCA Ragdoll and Miracle Ragdoll are the foundation cats of the
RagaMuffin and are the only cats allowed to be foundation registered.
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
a locket, etc. The degree of symmetry whether in the pattern or the
spotting is of no importance. Nose leather and paw pads are accepted in
all colors and in any color combination, not necessarily related to
color. Cats with white on feet may have pink paw pads or they may be
Lighter eye color in dilute. Shorter fur on the legs for cats with
length coat. Seasonal changes in coat length and texture. Smaller size
in females and cats under four years of age. Short ruff on whole cats.
Body darkening in older cats; and lighter or incomplete markings in
and young cats.
Head: Extreme cranial doming, nose break, Roman nose, small ears,
Coat: Cottony undercoat
Poor health or condition, crossed eyes, visible tail kink or
Affectionate nature, white tip on the tail, and deep, bright eye color.
Eye Shape, Walnut:
Rounded, slightly pinched on the ends.
The RagaMuffin is fully fleshed, a large, cuddly, teddy-bear of a cat!
|Sweet Expression :
|Body Type :
*) DHL is no longer an approved outcross as of April 1,2001, and the
will no longer be an
approved outcross as of April 1,2010.
This modification was made at the ACFA Annual Meesting held in