What is a Mink Ragdoll?

The Mink Ragdoll is not a new breed or a new pattern of Ragdoll cat; it’s a bloodline that can be traced back to the first Ragdoll cats bred by Ann Baker.  They’re called “Minks” because their coat is even smoother than the coat of the traditional Ragdolls — the mink’s fur actually feels like a lady’s mink stole.  While many breeders are choosing to work with only the traditional Ragdoll lines, more and more Ragdoll breeders are falling in love with the lush, dark coats and exotic colored eyes of the mink, and choosing to continue the old mink lines.

While Minks and Traditionals are both pure Ragdolls, there are a few differences between them.  Mink Ragdoll kittens are born with color.  Traditional Ragdoll kittens are born white.  The point color of the mink is much richer and darker than the point color of the traditional Ragdoll. But Minks still come in all the standard colors of seal, blue, chocolate, lilac, flame, cream, tortie and blue/cream.  Minks also come in all the standard patterns: Colorpoint (no white), Mitted (white mitts on front paws, boots on back legs, white chin and bib), and Bi-color (inverted “V” on face, white on all legs, chin and bib), and Lynx.

The eye color of the traditional Ragdoll and the Mink Ragdoll is also a distinguishing feature. In the traditional Ragdoll the eye color is always blue, whereas the Mink Ragdoll has gorgeous aqua (blue-green) eyes.
Most importantly, Minks have the same characteristics as traditional Ragdolls.  They are large, lovey, docile, floppy, puppy cats.
Other than having different markings, an SBT purebred TICA registered Mink Ragdoll is exactly that — a true Ragdoll.

For Visual purposes

~~Below are the differences between a Mink Ragdoll and a Traditional Ragdoll~~

All kittens seen below were raised here by Ranchinragz

   

Sealpoint Mink                   Traditional Sealpoint 

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Bluepoint Mink                     Traditional Bluepoint 

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Seal Colorpoint Sepia – Our Seal Sepia Queen Mocha

Sepia means “double mink” gene

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Mink Bicolors                Traditional Bicolors 

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   SONY DSC

Seal Mitted mink                     Traditional Seal mitted 

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Blue Mitted Mink – our Naomi                              Traditional Blue Mitted 

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Seal Mitted Lynx Mink                     Seal Mitted Lynx Traditional 

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Bluepoint Mink Tabby (Lynx)                    Blue Lynx Traditional 

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Traditional Seal Tortie                                 Mink Seal Tortie 

Tortie means “Calico”

We are often asked what our minks will look like older – below are all of our CURRENT minks shown as a kitten & now

ALL can be viewed on “OUR MINKS” Page – TABBY is the same as LYNX

  

 Sealpoint mink – Future Queen                                

Blue Mitted Sepia  – Ranchinragz Sweet & Sassy

Seal Mitted Mink Tabby – Ranchinragz Marley & Me                                   

Seal Mitted Mink – Ranchinragz Mallory

Bluepoint Mink Tabby – Ranchinragz Sassy Pants              

  Sealpoint Sepia – Ranchinragz Double Moccachino

Blue Mitted Mink – Ranchinragz I Was Made For You “May”    

  Seal Mitted Sepia Tabby – Ranchinragz Miss Mia Rose

Sealpoint Mink Tabby – Zelkova Tiger Lilly      

Seal Mitted Mink – Ranchinragz Nelson Charles

Check out our Mink Ragdoll Page

A Mink Ragdoll is recognized as a legitimate Ragdoll cat by TICA