RagaMuffin cat

HEAD (45)
Shape…………………………………………………………………………………10
Profile…………………………………………………………………………………. 5
Muzzle………………………………………………………………………………. 10
Sweet expression………………………………………………………………… 5
Ears……………………………………………………………………………………. 5
Eyes…………………………………………………………………………………. 10

BODY AND TAIL (30)
Body…………………………………………………………………………………..20
Legs and feet………………………………………………………………………. 5
Tail……………………………………………………………………………………… 5
COAT……………………………………………………………………………………20
COLOR…………………………………………………………………………………. 5

GENERAL: the overall impression of the RagaMuffin should be one
of sweetness and robust health. They are a medium to large cat
with substantial bone structures and full bodies. The large, expressive
eyes strongly contribute to the overall sweet look. The only
extremes in this cat are the large expressive eyes and docile nature.
RagaMuffin females are generally considerably smaller than males,
both being muscular, and heavy with a tendency toward a fatty pad
on the lower abdomen. RagaMuffins attain full maturity at approximately
four years of age. The cat should have an overall balance,
with quality and conformation given preference over size. A
RagaMuffin is people loving and affectionate – a cuddly, feline teddy
bear.
HEAD: the head is a broad modified wedge with a pleasingly
rounded appearance, with no obvious flat planes. The forehead
and tophead should be moderately rounded. Muzzle is short and
rounded, tending to broadness. The chin is firmly rounded, reflecting
a proper bite. There is puffiness to the whisker pad, which
results in the characteristic “sweet look” of the RagaMuffin. Cheeks
are full. In profile, there is an obvious nose dip, giving the impression
of a scoop rather than a break. Neck is short, heavy and
strong, particularly in older males. An allowance is made for jowliness
in mature adult males.
EARS: medium in size, set as much on the side of the head as on
the top of the head with slight flaring, tilted slightly forward. Ears
are rounded with moderate furnishings, in pleasing proportion to
the head.
EYES: large, walnut shaped and expressive, moderately wide set,
the eyes contribute to the characteristic sweet look. A slight oriental
slant to the eye is acceptable. The more intense the eye color, the
better. All eye colors are allowed, including odd-eyed. Exception:
mink colors must be aqua and sepia colors must be yellow/gold to
green.
BODY: rectangular, broad chest and broad shoulders, and moderately
heavy muscling in the hindquarters with the hindquarters being
equally as broad as the shoulders. There should be a fatty pad in
the lower abdomen. These cats are fully fleshed and upon palpation
should feel well covered with flesh. The cat should have an overall
balance in body size, shape and distribution of weight, with quality
and conformation given preference over size.
TAIL: long, in proportion to the body. It is fully furred, similar in look
to a plume or soft bottlebrush, medium at the base with a slight
taper.
LEGS AND PAWS: legs should be heavily boned, medium in length
with the back legs slightly longer than the front legs, yet in proportion
to the body. The paws should be large and round, able to
support the weight of the cat without splaying, and with tufts
beneath and between the paws. Allowance is made for finer boning in females.

COAT: the fur is to be medium to medium-long. Texture is to be
soft, dense and silky. Texture will vary slightly with color. Fur length
is to be slightly longer around neck and outer edges of face, resulting
in the appearance of a ruff, and increasing in length from top of
head down through shoulder blades and back, with the coat on the
sides and stomach being medium to medium-long. The fur on the
front legs is thick and short to medium in length. The fur on the hind
legs is medium to medium-long and thick with the appearance of a
wispy frill on the hindquarters.
COLOR: every color and pattern is allowable with or without white,
except pointed colors. Any amount of white is allowed, e.g. white
spots on paws, back, chest or belly; a blaze, a locket, etc. The
degree of symmetry whether in the pattern or the white spotting is of
no importance. Nose leather and paw pads are accepted in all colors
and in any color combination, not necessarily related to coat
color, listed colors are preferred, not required. Cats with white on
feet may have pink paw pads or they may be bi-colored or multi-colored.
ALLOWANCES: shorter fur on the legs for cats with medium length
coat. Seasonal changes in coat length and texture. Smaller size in
females and cats under four years of age. Short ruff on whole cats.
PREFERENCES: affectionate nature, and deep, bright eye color.
PENALIZE: extreme cranial doming, nose break, Roman nose,
small ears, pointed ears. Cobby body, short tail, cottony undercoat.
DISQUALIFY: poor health or condition, crossed eyes, tail fault, polydactyl
or pointed colors. Short hair on the body and/or tail, giving the
impression of a short-haired cat