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bullet About Sepia Ragdolls

 What is a SEPIA Ragdoll you ask ?

 

The Sepia lines go back to IRCA breeders.  At birth, the Sepia kittens are significantly darker in body color than their pointed (or traditional) littermates.  The points of an adult sepia, mink (lighter than Sepia) , and pointed Ragdoll look quite similar, but the body color is really different.  Comparing pointed, mink, and sepia in respect to each other:

 

~ Traditional (or Pointed) Ragdolls: points are dark - body coat is very light of color.

~ Mink Ragdolls: points are dark - body coat color is only a few grades lighter than their points.

~ Sepia Ragdolls: points are dark - body color is near (not quite!) the same as the point color.

 

Sepia (and mink) body coat color is a very 'warm' color.  Genetically, Pointed Ragdolls have two point genes (cs, cs), Sepia Ragdolls have two sepia genes (cb, cb) (also known as the Burmese genes), and Mink Ragdolls have one point gene and one sepia gene (cb, cs).  A sepia gene is not sex-related, but to get a mink Ragdoll, at least one of the parents need to be a mink.  And, to get a Sepia Ragdoll, both of the parents have to be a mink.  A Sepia Ragdoll, when bred to a Pointed Ragdoll will produce 75% mink kittens and 25% traditional kittens. 

Sepia kittens can be seen in the same colors/patterns as the Minks.  The overlaying patterns are the same for the Sepia, Mink, and Pointed Ragdoll, being either: solid (no white, equivalent to the color point pointed-variety), mitted, and bicolor.

The eye colors are as follows:

 

~ Traditional: blue

~ Sepia: green/gold/copper, but also blue(ish) eyes are possible, odd eyes

~ Mink: aqua (can vary from green/blue to blue/green)

 

 

Examples of a Mitted Sepia Ragdoll


 

 

 

 

 

 

Example of a Seal Sepia Bi Color Ragdoll