Balinese-Javanese Cat Breed
Size
Medium, with males weighing 12 to 16 pounds and females weighing 8 to 12 pounds
Coat
Medium
Color
Balinese - seal point, chocolate point, blue point and lilac point, plus various patterns and shadings; Javanese – red point, cream point and seal point, plus various patterns and shadings

A Siamese in every nature except for her long, silky ermine coat, the Balinese, also known as the Javanese, has a distinctive luxurious tail plume. This long, slender cat is lithe but muscular. An easygoing breed with a clownlike personality, the Balinese adores people. This regal, aristocratic, intelligent cat is talkative, though less vocal than the Siamese. A healthy breed, the Balinese can live up to 20 years.

Did you know?

The long, elegant body of the Balinese prompted the breed being named after the graceful dancers from the island of Bali.

True Nature of Cats

Interested in learning about your cat's true nature? We studied one of their living ancestors, the African Wild Cat, and turned those insights into an interactive journal.