RagaMuffin Coats

RagaMuffin cat

GC BWR RW iCandy Fudge Ripple, has an excellent example of a RagaMuffin coat.

author Sara Thornton DVM                             iCandy RagaMuffins

The CFA RagaMuffin breed standard calls for a coat that is medium to medium long in length with the texture being soft, dense and silky.  Sounds great doesn’t it? The truth is there is a spectrum of coats in the RagaMuffin breed.

My personal preference is a medium length silky and dense coat. I want a low maintenance coat. My first RagaMuffin had a long coat that was very fluffy and, yes, tended to mat. There is Persian in the origins of the RagaMuffin breed and many muffins have a Persian or two in their ancestry. Because of this, an occasional RagaMuffin will have a coat that is more effort to maintain.

As a breeder, I do the best I can to avoid the more difficult coats . My goal is to have soft, silky, luxurious non-matting coats on every cat. But, realistically, there is no fighting genetics. There is always a possibility the longer, fluffier Persian coat could slip in every now and then.

TICA registered “RagaMuffins” are not authentic RagaMuffins; they are Ragdolls bred to any other breed, often Persians. These “RagaMuffins” are visible on the Internet with obvious Persian coats that require much more time and effort to look good.

One of the things that attracted me to this breed in the first place was being able to keep them looking good with only a weekly comb through for most cats. Some muffins love to be groomed and ask for it frequently. To be honest, I‘m not a groomer at heart, but my cats are pretty easy to keep up with. They are on a schedule for grooming  including nail trims so I can be sure they all look and feel their best.