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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 omentum) on the lower abdomen.
RagaMuffins attain full maturity at approximately four years of age. The cat is striking whether it is color point, color point with a white blaze or star, mitts and tipped tail set against darker fur, a dramatically marked tabby, or a breathtaking calico. The only extremes in this cat are large size, large expressive eyes and docile nature.
A RagaMuffin is people loving and affectionate-a large, cuddly, feline teddy bear!


The head is a broad modified wedge, with a rounded appearance. The forehead should be moderately rounded. Muzzle is round, slightly shorter than moderate in length, tending to broadness. The chin is firmly rounded, reflecting a proper bite. There is puffiness to the whisker pad, which results in the characteristic "sweet look" of the RagaMuffin. Cheeks are full. In profile, there is an obvious nose dip, giving the impression of a scoop rather than 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 of 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 of the head.


Large, walnut shaped and expressive, moderately wide set, the eyes contribute to the characteristic sweet look. A slight oriental tip to the eye is acceptable. The more intense the eye color, the better. Eye color requirements are as follows:
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 muscling in the hindquarters with the hindquarters being equally as broad as the shoulders. There should be a fatty pad (greater omentum) in the lower abdomen. Fitness should be determined by the muscle tone in the hind legs. 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.


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 should be heavily boned, medium 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. Allowance is made for finer boning in females.


The fur is to be medium to medium-long. Texture is to be dense and silky, similar to a heavily furred rabbit. 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.


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 parasites.


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 blaze, a locket, 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.


Lighter eye color in dilute. Shorter fur on the legs for cats with medium 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 kittens and young cats.


Head: Extreme cranial doming, nose break, Roman nose, small ears, pointed ears
Body: Cobby
Tail: Short
Coat: Cottony undercoat


Poor health or condition, crossed eyes, visible tail kink or polydactyl.


Affectionate nature, white tip on the tail, and deep, bright eye color.
RagaMuffin Profile:

Eye Shape, Walnut:

Rounded, slightly pinched on the ends.

The RagaMuffin is fully fleshed, a large, cuddly, teddy-bear of a cat!
Head : 20
Sweet Expression : 5
Ears : 5
Eyes : 5
Body Type : 20
Tail : 5
Legs/Feet : 5
Coat : 10
Texture : 10
Color : 5
Condition : 10

*) DHL is no longer an approved outcross as of April 1,2001, and the Ragdoll will no longer be an
approved outcross as of April 1,2010.
This modification was made at the ACFA Annual Meesting held in August,2000.