Cat Breed Profile
Balinese is a Siamese wrapped in a long flowing silky negligee.
Intelligent and elegant, to see one glide across the room in it's coat made of
silken threads flowing gently down its body, culminating into a magnificent
plume tail is truly a marvel to behold.
luxurious, regal and refined are some of the words that help describe this
living piece of art.
should be the same as a Siamese in most respects, the main difference is a
beautiful Semi-longhaired coat.
that everything on a Balinese is slightly 'softer' than on a Siamese, the length
of coat giving 'softness' to the lines of the cat and that the voice is a little
Balinese has a wedge head, in the shape of an equilateral triangle, with large
flared ears positioned so as to continue the triangle. The eyes are rich
brilliant sapphire blue and are oriental or almond in shape.
slender neck leads into a refined, lengthy body, well muscled and tubular in
shape, the legs are fine boned yet strong, with delicate oval paws.
silky coat lays close to the body and flows gently downward towards a
magnificent plumed tail.
long and refined, Balinese cats are also strong, muscular and powerful and could be
called 'the ballet dancers' of the cat world.
Balinese cat is relatively new to the cat world, beginning in the mid 1950s
(although a longhaired Siamese was registered in 1928).
the occasional 'fluffy' popped up from time to time in pure Siamese lines, they
were sold off as pets until a few breeders in the U.S decided they were so taken
with them that they would start up a breeding program.
Smith (Prefix 'Merry Mews'), one of the pioneer breeders, came up with the name
'Balinese' because, as they walked, their tail gently waved from side to side
and this reminded her of the exotic Balinese dancers.
the Balinese coat is Semi-longhaired (a single coat with no downy or woolly undercoat),
it does not mat or tangle which makes it extremely easy to manage, an occasional
brush, lots of exercise, and a good diet including raw chicken wings and diced
raw meat is all it should take to have the coat looking glossy and clean and
keep a lean muscular body (A Balinese should never be flabby or fat).
may be bathed prior to a show, and entire males may get 'stud tail' which will
bathing, but these two things will be rarely or never needed for a home neuter.
are wonderful companions, you will always have your best friend close at hand if
you live with one of these cats.
talkative, these cats can always find something to chat about and it is quite
common to find people having conversations with their cats.
also very active, and like to keep themselves busy, usually by being with you,
helping with the dinner, chewing the broom as you sweep, and keeping your
newspaper warm as you read it.
extremely affectionate and love to be in contact with their people, sitting on
their lap or draped across their shoulders as they walk. A Balinese is a cat that will
be there with you in times of need, consoling you with their company, and they
will be there in your times of joy, ready to play and join in the fun.
a Balinese is an adventure, always on the move and never dull.
never be the same once your heart has been touched by these beautiful creatures.