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Breed: Balinese:

  • The Balinese cat originated in the 1950s in the United States.
  • They are primarily descended from longhaired Siamese, and retain the long lines and points of the Siamese.
  • Balinese are medium sized, lithe, and graceful.
  • They weigh between 6 and 11 pounds.
  • Their coat is medium-long, fine and silky, and lies flat.
  • Traditional Balinese come in four point colors -- seal, chocolate, blue, and lilac.
  • The head is long and wedge-shaped, with elegant lines.
  • The ears are large and wide at the base.
  • The eyes are widely spaced and "Oriental" in their shape.
  • The tail is long and plumed.
  • They are talkative, social, inquisitive cats.
  • Balinese need mental and physical stimulation.


The Encyclopedia of the Cat, Bruce Fogel, DVM, DK Publishing, Inc., New York, 1997, pp. 136-137.