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Balinese

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Balinese
origin:USA
weight:2 to 5 kg
grooming: Needs groomingsize: Mediumfur type: long
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History [ edit ]

The Balinese is a breed of longhaired cats in the Oriental family with long hair and Siamese-style markings, or points developed in the USA. Also the true origin of the Balinese is controversial, it is generally accepted that the breed originated from a spontaneous mutation by an incomplete dominant gene of the Siamese cat. This mutation resulted in the regular appearance of longhaired kittens in litters of pure-bred Siamese. Other experts say that it seems more likely that the long-haired gene was introduced when newer colours were created in Siamese by outcrossing to Persians or moggies. What is known for sure is that by 1940 some breeders decided to promote the longhaired Siamese as a new breed by allowing matings only among shorthaired and longhaired Siamese cats, thus preserving the Siamese background. This breed was named Balinese because their elegant shape and movement reminded Helen Smith, one of the breeders involved in the breeding programme, of the native dancers on the island of Bali. The Balinese resembles the Siamese in every way, the coat length being the only difference between the two breeds.
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General Appearance [ edit ]

The Balinese is an Oriental, medium-sized, strong, very lithe but muscular cat, with a long body, long legs and a long tail. As the Balinese was developed from the Siamese, the bone structure, coat colour and pattern is that retained from its Siamese ancestors. This breed has the the svelte appearance of a Siamese expect for the long, beautiful, ermine coat. The most distinctive feature of the Balinese is its gorgeous long plumed tail. The male may be sloightly larger than the female.The Body is medium-size, slender and long, neither flabby nor bony, graceful and svelte. The bones are fine and the muscles firm. The lines are sleek with narrow shoulders and hips and a tight abdomen. The legs are long and slim, the forelegs being shorter than the hind legs. The paws are small and oval with five toes in front and four behind. The medium-sized head is long, tapering wedge, with a flat skull, and is carried on a long and slender neck. The muzzle is fine, wedge-shaped and the CHIN and the JAW medium-sized, neither receding nor too massive. The nose is long and straight.The medium-sized, almond shaped eyes are clear, Slanted towards the nose, neither protruding nor recessed.The pointed ears are very large and wide at base.The tail is long, thin, beautifully plumed, with good bone structure and tapering to a fine point. The coat is single, of medium length, silky and flowing flat along the body. Balineses come in four even colours: seal point, chocolate point, blue point and lilac point. Points: mask (covering the entire face), ears, legs, feet, tail dense and clearly defined.
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Temperament [ edit ]

The Balinese is an active, playful and extremely intelligent cat. It retains the personality of its Siamese forebears, equally affectionate but less talkative and its voice is softer. Balineses and very very curious and always alert. They get along well with other animals and children. They thrive in human companion, love being cuddled and return their owners care and attention with the unconditional love and affection that is the hallmark of their personality.
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02.02
Dogfan22 said:
they are nice cats
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