Ragamuffin - RGM
This is a preliminary standard.
Final version is to be approved by the Standard Commission, and will soon be published.
The Ragamuffin is substantial cat with boning consistent with its size. R. attain full maturity at approximately four years of age. The cat should have an overall balance, with quality and conformation given preference over size.
Top of head
The shape of the head is a very broad modified wedge and appears rounded. The top of head and forehead should be moderately rounded, not domed.
Muzzle and chin
The cheekbones are prominent and rounded. The muzzle is set off, short, broad and rounded. There is puffiness to the whisker pad, which results in the characteristic “sweet look and gentle expression” of the RagaMuffin. In profile the chin is rounded, but does not have very much depth.
The slightly rounded forehead flows together with the slightly curved profile into a broad, straight bridge of the nose.
The eyes are large, walnut shaped and expressive, wide set and slightly slanted.
The ears are medium sized and rounded, with moderate furnishings inside. Ear tufts are allowed. The ears are set at a slight angle at the sides of the head with good width between and slightly tilted forward.
Size and boning
Very massive boning, with a broad, round chest, broad shoulders and hips and an equally broad, massive back, very well developed muscles.
The shape of the body is rectangular as seen in profile and from the front. There is a fat pad in the lower abdomen.
The neck is short, heavy and strong, particularly in older males.
Legs and paws
The legs are very heavily boned and of medium length, the hind legs are slightly longer than the front legs. The paws are very large and round, to carry the weight of the cat without being splayed, with tufts on the underside of the paws and between the toes.
The tail is of medium length, very broad at the base and slightly tapering to a blunt tip. It is densely furnished and bushy.
Medium long to long.
The coat is very dense. The texture is soft, dense and silky. The fur around the neck and outer edges of the face is slightly longer, forming a ruff. The top coat and undercoat are almost of equal length and equal texture. The fur on the hindquarters forms trousers.
All colors and patterns with exception of pointed colors are allowed with or without white. Any amount of white is allowed. The degree of symmetry whether in the pattern or the white spotting is of no importance.
Special breed faults
Long or narrow head.