A beautiful, fluffy, gentle giant, Ragamuffin is the perfect family cat who loves to be held and cuddled, and gets on very well with children and other pets. Ragamuffin is a big kitten. Big eyes, big body, big heart. He is the perfect choice for a domestic cat, because he loves the company of people, gets on well with other pets and seems to have infinite patience for the antics of children.
The ragamuffin, one of the newest cats on the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) registry, is the lap cat for people who would love to find a way to combine a pet cat with a weighted blanket. Everything about the ragamuffin gives off a sense of substance. With a square, muscular body and a long to medium length coat that tends to be voluminous, the ragamuffin is a soft, luxurious and expansive type.
The breed is extremely slow to mature, not reaching full size until the age of 4 or 5 years. Once they reach size, female ragamuffins weigh about 12 pounds, while males weigh 20 pounds, according to the CFA. Their head is a modified wedge, with small, pointed ears and very large, round blue or green eyes.
The fur is soft like that of a rabbit and very light, giving them a decadent look and feel. The fur tends to be thicker around the neck, giving the impression of a ruff or mane, as well as on the tail.
Coat colours and patterns are varied, including piebald, tortoiseshell, brindle, solid, bicolour and tricolour. Ragamuffin kittens are born white, and their colour develops over the months.