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Life expectancy

The Ragamuffin has a life expectancy of between 12 and 16 years


Adult size

Female Between 9 and 12 in
Male Between 9 and 12 in

Adult weight

Female Between 9 and 15 lb
Male Between 11 and 20 lb
Coat colour
Black Brown White Red Blue
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Ragamuffin costs between £600 and £700

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More details about the Ragamuffin

Ragamuffin: Origins and history

Originating in the South of the USA, Ragamuffins’ evolution story is intimately associated with that of Ragdolls. In the sixties an American farmer, named Ann Baker, developed a new breed which she called a "Ragdoll", due to its loving and fluffy qualities. Mrs. Baker was an interesting woman who imposed strict breeding controls on breeders who wanted to breed her cats.

In 1994, reacting to her questionable practices, ranchers decided to terminate their professional relationship with Mrs. Baker and create their own breed. They crossbred Ragdolls with Persians, Himalayans, Turkish Angoras and non-pedigree cats. They wanted to create a gentle and quiet cat rather than focusing on a particular morphology. Despite persistent questions about the history of this breed, Ragamuffins has been registered with the CFA since 2003.

Finally, the name "Ragamuffin" is perhaps a nod (or a scoff) to Ann Baker's "Ragdoll"!

Ragamuffin: Purchase price

A Ragamuffin kitten costs between £600 and £700. Their price varies depending on their lineage, breeding, age, sex etc. On average, they also cost around £35 per month to keep them healthy and to guarantee them a high quality of life.

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