Balinese cat: breed description
Description of a Balinese cat reflected in the standards.
Balinese cats are very similar to Siamese cats. The only difference is the length of the coat. They are graceful, flexible, proportionate and muscular.
In the photo: Balinese cat
The head resembles an elongated wedge, it is medium in size, the profile is straight, the chin is strong.
The ears are large, widely set, with a wide base.
The eyes are almond-shaped, "eastern", obliquely set. The brighter their blue color, the better. Strabismus is unacceptable.
The body is elegant, medium size, long. The belly is tight.
The legs are long and slender. The hind legs are slightly higher than the front.
The tail is thin, long, whip-like, the tip is sharp. No kinks or knots. The hair on the tail should form a plume - this is a distinctive feature of balineses.
The coat is medium-long, silky, thin, adhering; undercoat is absent. The coat lengthens from the muzzle to the tail. The tail is the longest. Hair length: 1.5 - 5 cm. Kittens are born short-haired.
The only acceptable color, according to the description of the Balinese cat, is color point in different variations (blue point, force point, frost point, chocolate point, etc.). The mask on the head should completely cover the face, including mustache pads. However, the "mask" should not become a "hood", capturing the back of the head. In the area of points, white hairs are not allowed.
Kittens are born white and only with age acquire a characteristic color.
Balinese cats of continuous color are called javanese.
Weight of an adult Balinese cat: 3.5 - 4.5 kg.
Weight of an adult Balinese cat: 2.5 - 3.5 kg.
Life expectancy of Balinese cats: 12 - 15 years.