Differences between Ragdoll and Birman
At first glance, these two different breeds seem to be very similar. However, here are some big differences:
- Birman was introduced to USA in 1959. Ragdoll was developed in the 1960’s by a breeder, Ann Baker, in California.
- Birman has only one pattern: pointed. Ragdoll have five patterns: bi-color, van, mitted, colorpoint and mink.
- Birman is a medium-sized cat. Ragdoll is a large-sized cat. In fact, ragdoll is one of the largest domestic cats existed.
- Ragdolls have the tendency to go limp when picked up, a character that’s not inherent to Birmans.
However, despite of differences mentioned above, they are equally loving, affectionate and intelligent.