Balinese Cat breeders Characteristics :
Size: medium-sized Weight: Cat: 4 – 6 kg; Hangover: 5 – 7 kg Fur length: Halblanghaar Skin color: cinnamon and fawn with point drawing Eyecolour: Blue Country of origin: USA
Balinese Cat breeders Characteristics : Movement: medium Volume: high Care expenditure: low Time: medium
Appearance Apart from their long hair care, the Balinese Cat Breeders have the same standard as Siamese cats. After all, they are actually long-haired Siamese cats. Balinese are medium sized cats of slim but muscular stature. The physique conveys oriental grace and suppleness. The tail is long, thin and powerful. He is fed hairy. The long legs and oval paws are elegant and elegant, but strong, because they like jumping and climbing. The hind legs are somewhat longer than the front legs. The head is wedge-shaped, with pointed ears and blue, expressive eyes.
The fur is silky and shiny. It is tight, without underwear and lies on the body. The neck and head are short, the belly and the sides fall down. As colors Cinnamon and Fawn with strongly colored points are allowed. The body color is uniform and stands in bright contrast to the points. The points are usually without ghosting. Other variants of Cinnamon and Fawn are developed.
Nature and character Balinese are powerful and agile. She is playful, but at the same time cuddled. Like Siams, they are very talkative and share with their people. They are very dominant and call for self-confidence with a loud voice. This cat is premature and has a close relationship with her humans. Sometimes the Balinese can also be self-willed.
Posture and care The active and moving Balinese Cat Breeders needs a lot of space. However, it is not necessarily suitable for free-wheeling, which can only tolerate cold very badly. In a large apartment with many climbing possibilities, it is usually the happiest. A second cat in the house is not always the reason for joy for the dominant Balinese. She would not like to divide the attention of her husband and will be jealous. Since it has no underwear, the fur of the Balinese is easy to maintain despite its length. Regular brushing enjoys the cuddly cat very much and it brings the coat to shine.
Diseases Balinese Cat Breeders is a very robust cat and very resistant to diseases. Due to their close relationship with the Siam, however, there is a certain risk of the disease for Siams typical hereditary diseases and inheritance errors. Hereditary diseases include HCM and GM1. HCM (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) is a cardiac disease, resulting in a thickening of the mucous membrane and an enlargement of the left ventricle. GM1 (gangliosidosis GM1) is associated with de lysosomal storage disorders. Only if both parent carriers are a genetic defect develops. GM1 makes itself felt in three to six months old kittens. Symptoms are headache and restricted mobility in the hind legs. These hereditary diseases are known and can be avoided by responsible breeders. Hereditary defects in the Siam are, among other things, strabismus, a bony tail and malformations of the chest (frog syndrome).
Origin and history Why always Siam kitten with longer coat came into the world, over it can only be speculated. One theory speaks of “spontaneous mutation”, the other of intercrossed Persian cats, which later generations later made themselves felt by their long-haired coat. In the USA in the 50s, the breeders came up with the idea of creating a new breed from the unwanted exception. 1968 the first race club was founded. And since the Siamese breeders did not agree with the name “Siam Langhaar”, the child got a new name: Balinese. In 1970, the new breed was recognized by the US umbrella organization CFA and also in Europe in 1984.
Did you know? The term “Balinese Cat Breeders” does not mean that this cat is in any connection with the island of Bali. The cat has the name owing to its smooth course, which is reminiscent of a Balinese temple dancer. By the way: there are also completely white Balinese, which are recognized by the breeding associations. They are called “Foreign White”.