Mink Ragdoll: Complete Guide

If you’re looking for a calm, affectionate, and docile cat with a plush set of furs, look no further than the Mink Ragdoll.

Many often confused Mink Ragdolls with Sepia Ragdoll and the key trick to differentiate them apart is knowing that Mink Ragdoll is a variety of the Ragdoll breed that has a darker and thicker coat that resembles a “mink coat.”

In the following comprehensive guide, we will discuss the different coat patterns, temperaments, health issues, and ways to take care of a Mink Ragdoll.

Mink Ragdoll: Breed overview

Other namesRagdoll Mink, Ragdoll Mink Cat
Weight 16-20 pounds
Height9-11 inches 
Coat ColorsRed, Seal, Blue, Lilac, Flame, Chocolate, Cream
Child FriendlinessHigh
Feline FriendlinessHigh
Training DifficultyLow to Moderate
Grooming UpkeepEasy to Moderate
Exercise NeedsLow
Lifespan 12-16 years 
Kitty Costs $1,200-$2,500

What is a Mink Ragdoll?

Mink Ragdoll vs traditional
What is a Mink Ragdoll Cat?

A Mink Ragdoll is a Ragdoll cat that was born with a color, unlike the Traditional Ragdoll that was born all-white.

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What does Mink mean in relation to Ragdoll cat?

Ragdoll Mink vs traditional
Ragdoll Mink

Some may think that the term “mink” refers to a particular color. The term also does not refer to a color pattern.

So, what does Mink Ragdoll mean?

The “mink” pertains to a particular gene or bloodline that could be traced back to their Burmese cat ancestry which creates a brownish or darker coat upon birth.

Are Mink Ragdolls real Ragdolls?

Yes, Mink Ragdolls are purebred Ragdolls so Mink Ragdolls are considered real Ragdolls. They share the same physical and temperamental characteristics as the traditional Ragdoll except for the coat.

​​Are Mink Ragdoll Cats rare?

Yes, Mink Ragdoll Cats are considered rare since many breeders do not include the Mink Ragdolls in their breeding initiatives.

Mink, together with Sepia and Solid Color Ragdoll, is considered a non-standard Ragdoll breed. They do not have the blue-eyed and pointed characteristics of the Traditional Ragdoll.

Mink vs traditional Ragdoll

So, what is the difference between traditional and Mink Ragdolls?

The main difference between Mink and traditional Ragdoll is that Mink Ragdoll has a darker and richer coat color while traditional Ragdoll has a sort of muted color tones.

Mink Ragdolls also have thicker, softer, and smoother coats plus their eyes are of a blue-green or aqua color as opposed to a striking blue for the Traditional.

Are Mink Ragdolls recognized as Ragdoll cats?

Yes, Mink Ragdolls are recognized as Ragdoll cats. In fact, they descended from the same cats that Ann Baker originated in the 1960s. But, there are controversies regarding their appearance since the traditional Ragdolls should be pointed and blue-eyed. 

Mink Ragdoll genetics

When the Ragdoll was developed in the 1960s by Ann Baker, Burmese cats were used together with the Birman and Persian. This introduced the ‘cb’ gene into the mix which is the brown coloration in the Burmese.

Any Ragdoll that carries one ‘cb’ gene is considered a Mink, and a Ragdoll that carries two Mink genes will produce a Sepia Ragdoll.

The diagram below shows how the mixing of two Minks will produce statistically 50% Minks, 25% Traditional, and 25% Sepia.

                                        CbCs   x   CbCs

                                         Mink         Mink




                           |               |                |                |

                   CbCb          CbCs         CbCs         CsCs

                   Sepia          Mink           Mink       Traditional

Are Mink Ragdolls recognized by cat registries?

Yes, Mink Ragdolls are recognized by The International Cat Association (TICA) but only as an experimental breed and are not allowed to compete in their cat conformation shows. It’s important to note that they are not recognized by the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) as part of the Ragdoll breed.

Mink Ragdoll physical appearance

Like all Ragdolls, the Mink Ragdoll will have long bodies, wide chests, and long, fluffy tails. They have a medium-sized head and a short neck.

Their eye color is light blue or aqua blue, which is a combination of blue and green. They have a single-coated fur which is softer and thicker than the Traditional Ragdoll.

Mink Ragdoll size, height, and weight

Mink Ragdoll is a large breed of domesticated cats. Unlike most cats that reach maturity at the age of 9 or 12 months, the Mink Ragdoll will reach its full height, weight, and length at around 4 years of age.

As you can see from the table below, males Mink Ragdolls are taller than female Mink Ragdolls.

AgeHeight (Males)Height (Females)Weight (Males)Weight (Females)Length (Males)Length (Females)
3 months3-5 inches3-5 inches3-4 pounds3-4 pounds8-10 inches8-10 inches
6 months6-7 inches5-6 inches5-8 pounds5-8 pounds10-12 inches10-12 inches
12 months7-9 inches6-7 inches9-15 pounds8-18 pounds13-17 inches13-16 inches
24 months9-11 inches7-9 inches15-20 pounds18-20 pounds17-21 inches17-19 inches

Mink Ragdoll colors and patterns

Mink Ragdolls share the same colors and patterns as Traditional Ragdolls. They come in the standard colors of seal, blue, lilac, flame, chocolate, cream, and tortie. Patterns come in colorpoint, mitted, bi-color, and Lynx.

Mink Ragdolls have more contrast in their coat colors, which differentiates them from the traditional Ragdolls. This is because they are born with a light shade of color rather than an all-white coat.

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Blue Mink Ragdoll

Blue Mink Ragdoll cat has dark gray pigmentation in the body that can have different markings on the body. Blue Mink Ragdoll kittens are born with a light gray color that will darken as they mature.

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Are blue Mink Ragdolls rare?

Blue Mink Ragdolls are not commonly bred by breeders making them rare because Mink Ragdolls, in general, are not a breed standard for Ragdolls.

Blue Mink mitted Ragdoll

Blue Mitted Mink Ragdoll has blue-gray pigmentation in the body with dark gray colorpoints in the face, ears, legs, and tail. Blue mitted Mink Ragdoll cat also has white toes and chins and can have a blaze on the nose.

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Blue Mink bicolor Ragdoll

Blue bicolor Mink Ragdoll has gray-colored fur on the body and a white inverted “V” shape pattern on the nose. She will also have a white chin, chest, and belly.

Blue point Mink Ragdoll

Blue Mink colorpoint Ragdoll has a gray-colored coat on the body with dark gray colorpoints on the face, ears, legs, and tail. Blue colorpoint Mink Ragdoll is similar to the Traditional Ragdoll except that her color is darker and the fur is thicker. Mink Blue Point Ragdolls are born with a light gray color.

Blue Mink lynx Ragdoll

Blue Lynx Mink Ragdoll has gray coloring at the points but with tabby markings of alternating dark and light fur.

What is a seal Mink Ragdoll?

Seal Mink Ragdolls are Mink Ragdolls with a rich, dark brown marking on their head and extremities. Body fur is slightly lighter than the points.

Seal Mink Ragdoll

While Seal Mink Ragdoll cat has thicker furs compared to their Traditional Ragdoll, Mink Seal Ragdoll and the traditional Ragdoll have the same personalities.

Ragdoll Seal Mink has dark brown colorpoints in the extremities with very thick fur.

Seal Mink Ragdoll kittens are born with a light brown color and Seal Mink Ragdoll kitten has aqua-colored eyes.

Seal point Mink Ragdoll

Seal colorpoint Mink Ragdoll has dark brown points on the head, face, ears, legs, and tail. Mink Seal Point Ragdoll has long furs on their body that is light brown in color.

Mink Seal point Ragdoll kitten is born with a light brown fur that darkens over time. Seal Mink colorpoint Ragdoll has colorpoints on the extremities that are caused by genes that make the cooler parts of the body give darker colors. 

Seal Mink mitted Ragdoll

Seal mitted Mink Ragdoll has similar seal points as Seal Point Ragdolls. Ragdoll Seal Mink mitted has white patches on their toes, chin, front paws, chest, and belly. Mink Seal Mitted Ragdoll may also have a blaze on their nose.

Seal Mink mitted Ragdoll kittens are born with a light brown color. Ragdoll seal mitted Mink have thick and long furs. Seal mitted Mink Ragdoll kitten has eyes that are aqua-colored.

Seal point mitted Mink Ragdoll

Seal point mitted Mink Ragdoll has colorpoints on the head, face, ears, and tail. There is a white patch on the tip of their toes.

Seal Mink lynx mitted Ragdoll

Seal Mink lynx mitted Ragdoll has colorpoints on the extremities but with tabby markings on alternate light and dark fur. There is also white patches on their toes.

Seal Mink lynx Ragdoll

Seal Lynx Mink Ragdoll has tabby markings on their body. Seal Mink Tabby Ragdoll usually has an “M” shaped marking on their forehead. The markings on a Seal Tabby Mink Ragdoll have alternating shades of dark and light brown.

Seal Mink bicolor Ragdoll

Seal bicolor Mink Ragdoll has an inverted white “V” marking on the nose. They also have white chins, chest, and belly.

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Seal Mink lynx bicolor Ragdoll

Seal Mink lynx bicolor Ragdoll has tabby markings of dark and light brown fur with an inverted “V” shape marking on the face.

Seal Mink tortie Ragdoll

Seal tortie Mink Ragdoll has red and light brown coloring alongside the seal on the face, ears, legs, and tail.

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Chocolate Mink Ragdoll

Chocolate Mink Ragdoll cat has a lighter brown color compared to the Mink Ragdoll Seal. Ragdoll Chocolate Mink has an ivory-colored body that lightens over the chest and stomach area. Chocolate Mink Ragdoll kittens are born with fur that is light brown in shade.

Chocolate Mink lynx Ragdoll

Chocolate Lynx Mink Ragdoll has alternating stripes of light cream and brown in the body with dark brown tabby markings on the extremities.

Chocolate Mink bicolor Ragdoll

Chocolate Mink bicolor Ragdoll has an ivory-colored body with dark brown coloring on the extremities and an inverted “V” shaped white pattern between the eyes.

Chocolate mitted Mink Ragdoll

Chocolate Mink Mitted Ragdoll has dark brown colorpoints with white patches on the toes, chin, and neck.

Chocolate point Mink Ragdoll

Mink Chocolate point Ragdoll has an ivory-colored body with points that are milk chocolate in color. Mink Point Ragdoll has bluish-green eyes and pinkish paws and nose.

Lilac Mink Ragdoll

Ragdoll Lilac Mink has points that are lavender pink in color. Lilac Mink Ragdoll kitten is born with white fur. 

Lilac Mink mitted Ragdoll

Ragdoll Lilac Mink Mitted has points of lavender-pink in the head, face, legs, and tail with white markings on the toes giving them a “gloved” look.

Cinnamon Mink Ragdoll

Cinnamon Mink Ragdoll has fur that is reddish-brown in color. They can have standard patterns of colorpoint, mitted, and bi-color.

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Cream Mink Ragdoll

Cream Mink Ragdoll has white fur on its body with cream shading on the points. There could be cream shading on the body as well that would be the same color as the points in the extremities.

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Flame Mink Ragdoll

Flame Mink Ragdoll would present light orange to red points in the extremities. Body fur would be ivory in color and the paw pads and nose are light pinks.

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Red Mink Ragdoll

Red Mink and Flame Ragdoll have the same coloring. The term “flame” is used interchangeably with red or ginger.

Mink bicolor Ragdoll

Bicolor Mink Ragdoll has an inverted “V” white pattern on his face that runs from the forehead to the sides of the mouth. The white strip continues down its chin and under the belly to the base of the tail. Ragdoll Mink Bicolor also has white on the front and back of its legs.

Lynx Mink Ragdoll

Lynx Mink Ragdoll cat is also known as Ragdoll Mink Tabby.

Mink Lynx Ragdoll has marks of alternating strips of light and dark fur that could present in all three patterns, namely, the colorpoint, mitted, or bicolor.

Mink Tabby Ragdoll has the distinctive “M” marking on the forehead and there is a white eyeliner outline on his eyes. Mink Lynx Ragdoll kittens are born with some light shading of gray or light brown in the body.

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Mink mitted Ragdoll

Mitted Mink Ragdoll has points in the head, face, ears, and tail. Ragdoll Mink mitted has the distinguishing feature of having a “sock” on their toes.

Mink tortie Ragdoll

Tortie Mink Ragdoll has a mottled pattern of three colors on the face and body that can be a combination of orange, red, black, or white. The tri-colored pattern is also referred to as the calico pattern.

Mink blaze Ragdoll

Mink blaze Ragdoll exhibits a white stripe on his face. A blaze can come as a spot, a diamond, or just a simple line.  

Sepia vs Mink Ragdoll

The main difference between Sepia Ragdoll and Mink Ragdoll is that Sepia Ragdoll is darker and thicker in its coat while Mink Ragdoll is lighter.

The Sepia Ragdoll also carries the “mink” gene but doubles it, hence, the darker and fuller coat.

So, is Sepia and Mink the same thing in Ragdoll breed? Both are considered the same breed  but of different varieties.

Sepia Mink Ragdoll

Mink Sepia Ragdoll has a reddish-brown color on its body that is darker than a Mink Ragdoll.

Ragdoll Mink Sepia can also display the same patterns as the Mink, but with a darker shade. Ragdoll Sepia Mink exhibits longer and thicker hair among the Ragdolls. Mink Sepia Ragdoll kittens are born with some color that will turn bolder as they age.

Does Mink Ragdolls fur darken with age?

Yes, Mink Ragdolls are born with a light-colored fur that gradually darkens as they mature.  

Mink Ragdoll eye color

Since Traditional Ragdolls have striking blue eyes, do Mink Ragdolls have blue eyes also? Mink Ragdolls are usually born with a light blue color, or aqua. 

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Mink Ragdoll temperament and personality

A Mink Ragdoll has a very calm and affectionate personality. Unlike other domesticated cats, a Mink Ragdoll is not as adventurous, she prefers to just chill and relax with her human family. She can be likened to a dog who loves to follow her favorite person around the house. 

Do Mink Ragdoll cats make great family pets?

Yes, Mink Ragdoll cats are perfect furry companions for families, even for those with younger children. They are very docile, friendly, and get along fine with everyone, including other household pets. 

Mink Ragdoll cat training

A Mink Ragdoll cat is fairly easy to train. In fact, even new cat owners won’t find them difficult to teach litter training, basic obedience, and some tricks. The important thing is to keep the sessions short and give your cat lots of positive reinforcement. 

Mink Ragdoll exercise requirement

A Mink Ragdoll is not an active cat breed, hence, she does not need too much exercise. It does not mean though that she can just laze around all day long, indoor games like chasing a string attached to an object are good form of exercise for her. 

Do Mink Ragdolls shed?

Yes, since a Mink Ragdoll is considered a long-haired cat, it is normal for her to shed. However, she does not shed as heavily compared with others. 

Mink Ragdoll grooming and cleaning

Grooming your Mink Ragdoll regularly is the best way to prevent hairballs from forming that can cause irritation in the digestive tract.

Yes, cats are obsessive-compulsive when it comes to grooming, but it does not mean that you should not assist in the grooming department.

A de-shedding tool like a Furminator works best to remove loose fur without damaging the skin. 

When giving her a bath, use a cat shampoo such as anti-flea cat shampoo.

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Additionally, to thoroughly clean his gum and teeth, we recommend that you use enzymatic toothpaste.

We’ve designed a table below to give you an idea regarding the grooming needs and frequency of your Mink Ragdoll. 

Grooming NeedsGrooming Frequency
Hair Brushing3 to 4 times a week.
Nail TrimmingAs needed.
Teeth Brushing2 to 3 times a week.
BathingOnce a month.
Eye CareCheck weekly.
Ear CareCheck weekly.

Is Mink Ragdoll hypoallergenic?

Though a Mink Ragdoll is not a heavy shedder, still, we cannot say that this cat breed is hypoallergenic. It’s because the allergens can also be found in the saliva and dander.

And, since cats are obsessed with cleanliness, they groom themselves frequently during the day.

So, when a Mink Ragdoll grooms herself, the saliva can spread onto the fur and then onto you. 

So, if you’re charmed by the captivating allure of a Mink Ragdoll but are sensitive to cat allergies, an air purifier with a HEPA filter can be your ally.

High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are adept at capturing ultrafine particles, including cat dander, pollen, and other allergens, down to 0.3 microns.

By running an air purifier in areas where your Mink Ragdoll frequents, you can effectively minimize allergens in the air, leading to a noticeable reduction in allergy symptoms.

This means you can experience the joy and companionship of your feline friend without the unwanted sneezing and itching.

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Do Mink Ragdoll shed?

Yes, Mink Ragdolls do shed, although their shedding is generally on the moderate side.

Suppose you’re concerned about maintaining a clean, allergen-free home, especially during the heavier shedding seasons (spring and autumn).

In that case, a vacuum cleaner equipped with a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter can be an invaluable asset.

This specialized filter can capture minute particles like pet dander and fur, effectively reducing allergens and keeping your living space tidy.

So, while your Mink Ragdoll may shed, a quality HEPA-filtered vacuum can make the cleanup a breeze, letting you enjoy the joys of pet ownership with less fuss.

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Mink Ragdoll food and diet

Since Mink Ragdolls are not very active creatures, the amount that should be given to them must be measured to prevent them from getting overweight.

Ideally, it should be ½ cup to ¾ cup of wet cat food a day, divided into 2 servings. You may also mix dry with wet food. 

The cat food must contain 60% protein, 30% fat, and a few carbs of about 2% to 5%. You can give treats but don’t overindulge, lest, your cat will get overweight. 

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Mink Ragdoll common health issues

Is it really true that cats have nine lives? Well, that statement simply isn’t true.

While cats including Mink Ragdolls are generally healthy, it does not mean that they are immune from health problems.

In fact, Mink Ragdolls are genetically predisposed to health issues such as the following: 

1. Heart Problems

Unfortunately for Mink Ragdoll owners, this cat breed is predisposed to develop certain heart problems like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. A condition that causes the muscles of the heart to thicken leading to problems like difficulty breathing and loss of appetite. 

2. Kidney Failure

Though commonly seen among Persians and Exotic Shorthairs, polycystic kidney disease is also seen among Mink Ragdolls. This happens when the glomerulus unit in the kidney gets damaged. As a result, the kidney eventually loses its capacity to function properly and normally. The signs are high water intake and increased urination. 

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3. Feline obesity

Mink Ragdolls are known for their laid-back personality, almost like a couch potato. This can be a problem because a lack of physical activities equates to weight gain. 

Mink Ragdoll lifespan

The average lifespan of a Mink Ragdoll is 12 to 16 years

Mink Ragdoll breeders

Before buying a Mink Ragdoll, make sure to do your homework first so you get a well-adjusted and healthy kitten. When we say homework, not only does it mean making all the necessary preparations for your kitty’s arrival in your home but studying if the cat breeders you are dealing with can be trusted or not.

How do you distinguish a breeder that is ethical and responsible from breeders that aren’t?

Here are our tips for you:

  • Stay away from pet stores because there is no way you can find out where the kittens came from.
  • Responsible cat breeders will not release the kittens until they’re about 3 to 4 months old. That said, don’t be shy to ask the age of the kittens.
  • Responsible breeders should proudly show you the health records of the parents and the kittens.
  • Responsible breeders also place special attention on the socialization department. Kittens that are not wary of strangers mean that they are well-adjusted.

Some Mink Ragdoll breeders also have Mink Ragdoll cattery. This is a special service they provide for fur parents who may have to take a break from the everyday routine but cannot take their kitties with them.

When we say cattery, it simply means a cat hotel that offers a safe and stress-free boarding house for cats. 

What should you look for in a Mink Ragdoll cattery?

It should be well-lighted with good ventilation. It should also have ample space for your cat to move around. Ideally, it should have an enclosed sleeping area, just in case your cat wants to be left alone and not be bothered by other cats and people. 

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Mink Ragdoll kittens

Once you’ve found a reputable breeder that has an available Mink Ragdoll kitten for sale, the next thing you need to do is to prepare for the arrival of your new fur baby.

Aside from the initial cost of buying the kitten, there are other expenses you need to be aware of.

First are the things that your Mink Ragdoll kitten needs like a kitty bed, collar and leash, name tags, and grooming supplies. 

Litter training your kitten shouldn’t be delayed and must be done upon bringing her home. Be sure that the litter box and the kitten-safe litter are already in place.

Of course, toys are important for your kitten’s overall development, so get those scratch post and chaser toys ready. 

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Lastly, look for vet clinics for your fur baby’s wellness checkups and for nutrition counseling. 

Mink Ragdoll price

On average, these cats are priced between $1,200 and $2,500

Are Mink Ragdolls more expensive?

Yes, Mink Ragdolls are more expensive to buy than other Ragdolls. This is because if Minks are partnered together, the litter will only contain 50% pure Minks, thus, there are only limited breeders who work on breeding Mink cats.  

Places to find Mink Ragdoll kittens for sale

There are now pet stores that offer Mink Ragdoll kittens for sale. You may be tempted to buy your kitten from these places because of the lower cost.

But the question is if you are guaranteed good health of the kitten.

Probably not.

How to get a Mink Ragdoll that is healthy? The only way is to get your kitten from a responsible breeder such as the following:

Mink Ragdoll kittens for sale California

If you’re from California and still searching for Mink Ragdoll kittens for sale near me, look no further because, at Swaffords Ragdoll Cafe (swaffsragcafe.com/kittens-1.html), you may find the Ragdoll kitty you are hoping for.

Belonging to the top 6 breeders of Ragdoll in California, they have fabulous-looking Blue Mitted Mink Ragdoll kittens for sale at $1,800. They could also have Seal Mink Ragdoll kittens for sale and Seal Mitted Mink Ragdoll kittens for sale. If none, you can fill out a reservation form and send a deposit of $200. 

Mink Ragdoll kittens for sale Texas

For Texas residents, try visiting the webpage of Ragdoll & American Shorthair Kittens (ragdollstexas.com) for Sepia Mink Ragdoll kittens for sale. Their Mink kittens including the Blue Mink Ragdoll kittens for sale are usually priced at $1,250. All the kittens have been vaccinated and spayed or neutered. 

Finding a healthy Mink Ragdoll for sale

There are beautiful reasons why getting an adult cat is a smart choice.

First, adult cats are not as hyperactive as kittens, thus, less supervision by you.

Second, adult cats are litter-trained.

Lastly, adult cats are not as attention-seekers as kittens. Are you ready to take care of an older cat and wondering how do you get a Mink Ragdoll?

You can get an older cat from responsible breeders such as the ones we’ve listed below:

Carolina Mink Ragdolls (carolinaminkragdolls.com/index.htm) is a small cattery that also specializes in producing healthy Mink Ragdolls. They have adult cats that have retired, meaning, these Mink Ragdoll cats for sale are no longer used for producing but are still in their optimal health. 

You may also try Ruby Ridge Rags (rubyridgerags.com) which is located in Southern California. They have adult Mink Ragdolls for sale. If you want an adult Blue Mitted Mink Ragdoll for sale, you can try your luck by sending an email or directly calling them. 

Mink Ragdoll: Pros and Cons

A Mink Ragdoll is a beautiful and super-friendly cat that you may want to own. But, of course, all that glitters is not gold, and a Mink Ragdoll is no exception.

Here are the adorable and the not-so-adorable sides of this cat breed: 

Affectionate. Moderate shedder.
Does not extend her claws while playing, making her an ideal pet for kids.Cannot be left alone outside of your home. 
Can easily learn tricks. Expensive cat breed.
Easy to groom.Not hypoallergenic. 
Laid-back personality.Prone to health issues. 
Long lifespan.Prone to obesity. 

Is the Mink Ragdoll right for me?

A Mink Ragdoll craves the attention of her owner. She demands attention and is happiest if she has a constant human companion. If it’s impossible to have someone present in your home at all the time, you might as well look for a more independent-minded furry companion. 

Related Questions

Are Minks a different breed than Ragdolls?

No, a Mink cat is not a different breed than Ragdolls. Mink cats are true and true Ragdolls. They are referred to as Minks only because of the texture of their fur, not because of a different bloodline.

Can you have Ragdoll cats that are 1/2 Mink?

No, some breeders will say that their Minks are ½ or even ¼ Mink, but in reality, this statement is not true. For a cat to be considered a Mink, she has to carry the cbcs gene, meaning she is a pure Mink cat.

How can you get traditional Ragdoll by breeding two Mink Ragdoll cats?

The Burmese cats were used for creating the Ragdolls that cat lovers know today. Among the Ragdolls, it is the Mink cat that acquired a unique combination of genes, referred to as the cbcs gene that contains a variety of pointed and Burmese genes. Breeding 2 Mink Ragdolls does not mean that all the offspring will also be carriers of the cbcs gene which is the genetic markings of the Mink Ragdolls. In fact, only about 50% of the offspring will carry cbcs gene, and 25% of the litter will be carriers of the cscs gene, which is the genotype of the traditional Ragdoll. In short, the kittens of 2 Minks will most likely be 50% Minks, 25% Sepias, and 25% Traditional Ragdolls.

Can you tell the Mink Ragdoll cats in a litter?

Yes, you can spot a Mink Ragdoll from a litter right away based on her colored fur, unlike the traditional Ragdolls which are born with white fur.

Are Mink Ragdolls friendly?

Yes, Mink Ragdolls are friendly cats and they possess an affectionate and calm temperament. Mink Ragdolls love to follow their favorite humans around the house and relax and spend time with their human family.

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