Showing posts with label Balinese Cat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Balinese Cat. Show all posts

Saturday, April 9, 2016

BALINESE CAT

Balinese cat is a long-haired feline breed of oriental origin that is similar to the Siamese. It has the same traits and appearance as the Siamese apart from its flowing long hair. The cats were recognized as early as the initial decades of the twentieth century, in sporadic mutations of Siamese litters. However, it was not until 1950's when its beauty was truly appreciated and development of the breed started in earnest. The name 'Balinese' was given as a depiction of its grace, akin to that of exotic Balinese dancers.

English: cross-eyed balinese cat Deutsch: Schi...
Cross-eyed balinese cat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Over the years two variants of the cat have emerged. One is the 'traditional' Balinese with semi-long hair on whole of its body. Other is the 'contemporary' Balinese that has short hair on its body apart from its fluffy tail that has long hair. Both types have the same markings as Siamese cats, their only distinction being their ermine coat. Body is slim, long and muscular. Head is wedge shaped with sapphire eyes somewhat slanted in accordance. Recognized colors are the traditional Siamese blue, chocolate, lilac and seal. Other colors such as red and cream also occur, though such cats are often characterized as Javanese rather than the Balinese.

The silky fur and aristocratic appearance makes the Balinese a sought after breed of felines. They are often considered to be the most intelligent of the longhaired cats. This alongside their single coat that does not get matted nor shed or require constant grooming means they are quite well suited to be the ideal house cat.



Despite their longish hair, the Balinese have a robust physical appearance and are sleek and attractive. Being quite active and playful, they require constant love and attention for their continual intellectual stimulation. At times may gain weight owing to lack of regular exercise. They are on the whole very good pets and companions.



Tuesday, March 1, 2016

BALINESE KITTENS - The Most Intelligent? It Could Be!

Being around since the 1920s, the Balinese kittens are a variant of the Siamese species of cat. They are an oriental breed of kitten and have been seen in the Americas. Having been bred with Siamese type, some of these litters with a longer hair have since evolved into the Balinese breed through a series of genetic mutations.



The length of the fur is a good way to tell the difference between a Balinese breed and Siamese one since Balinese cats has longer fur which is in a single layer, and not in a double layer like most other cats do. This double layer makes the other cats' coat look rougher, like a washboard. This long fur does not interfere with the grooming of the cat, luckily, since it isn't extremely long.

The bright sapphire blue eyes of the purebred version of Balinese felines will make you fall in love at first sight due to their sheer brilliance and beauty. Their ears, feet and tail would usually appear as dark spots on their furry bodies. The Lilac Point Balinese kitty has silver-blue spots just as other versions of the Balinese will have varying color combinations.

The Balinese kittens have the enviable reputation of being the most intelligent creatures amongst the variations in the Siamese breed and are usually seen to be silent. Those who are fond of peaceful moments in their homes should look to adopt this cat breed due to its silent demeanor. Unless something serious is bothering them, they are usually a silent type of cat. And even if they decide to open their mouths and utter a few meows, the sound is much gentler than other cat breeds. They can be expected to live anywhere from 18 to 21 years in a human life span. This is quite high for cats which, in general, live for an average of ten to fifteen years.

    By Stan Beck
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