Usually shelters will put breed mix or call it a domestic, even if it looks to be purebred. It is because people look to get pure breds and with out having papers there is no proof it is truely pure bred.
Originally Posted by Sandtigress
Don't mitted Ragdolls have white feet? That's why they're always being confused with Birmans, though there are differences, like that white chin cutie pie Smudge is missing. that would make him a pointed Ragdoll, right?
Smudge is a pet quality mitted. Not a pointed.
birmans have a different head shape and don't have a white chin. mitted ragdolls SHOULD have white chind, LOL! although, my smudge didn't (and neither does his brothers and sisters from this litter)
I would also like to add, smudge is pet quality, not poor quality, there is a difference. My cats are breed quality, but will produce pets (because of the lack of white on their chins) I think of smaller, sicklier, ect to be poor quality. Although breeding pet qualities (like smudge) together can result as being poor pet quality.
I think some one had mentioned that tonk is too dark to be a ragdoll, here is a picture of my seal point ragdoll, she is pretty dark. She is a show/breed quality (now spayed) girl.