The bicolor (the term is Italian) is the first variety to be recognized by the feline associations, thanks to its uniqueness in view of the races. Bicolor varieties include 4 different genetic types: the “true bicolor”, the High Mitted, the Mid High White and High White also called Van.
True Bicolor: magnificent example of bicolor. Its white spotted muzzle gives sweet and childish aspect and the perfect division between light and dark areas of the body are granting this variety a unique elegance. Genetically true bicolor is determined by the presence of a dominant white spotting gene therefor from a genetic point of view a ragdoll seal true bicolor can be represented as aa cscs B- D- ll Ss.
High mitted: derives from the coupling of two mitted ragdoll from which it takes both white spotting genes, and although genetically very different it is esthetically identical to the True bicolor. From a practical point of view it is impossible to determine just by esthetic consideration the belonging to one or the other variety; it requires a careful examination of the pedigree of the subject. In order to understand the huge genetic differences between the true bicolor and mitted high it is enough to refer to the possible coupling with a color point: The true bicolor will have true bicolor and colorpoint kittens, while the high mitted will only have mitted kittens. Genetically High mitted can be represented as aa cscs B- D- ll smsm.
Mid High white: derives from the coupling between a true bicolor and a mitted from which it takes both white spotting genes. Genetically the Mid High white can be represented as aa cscs B- D- ll Ssm.
High White (Van): derives from the coupling between two true bicolor which takes both white spotting genes. Genetically High white can be represented as aa cscs B- D- ll SS. PS.
- Seal bicolor
- Blu bicolor
- Chocolate bicolor
- Lilac bicolor
- Red bicolor
- Cream bicolor