Balinese

To Siamese and Oriental Shorthair
Body

The medium sized, elegant cat is slender and muscular. The body is long and lithe.
The rib cage and the shoulders are not wider than the hips.
The legs are long and slender, the paws are dainty and oval.
The tail is very long, whippy, thin at the base and ends in a pointed tip.
The neck is long and slender.

Head The head is wedge-shaped. The wedge starts at the nose and broadens on both sides
in straight lines to the ears. The nose is long and straight, the forehead is flat. The profile
is slightly curved convex. The muzzle is fine, the pronounced chin forms a vertical line
with the tip of the nose.
Ears The ears are very large with a broad base and pointed. They are placed such to continue
the sides of the wedge.
Eyes The eyes are almond-shaped and set slightly at a slant, in harmony with the wedge-shape of
the head. The distance between the eyes is not less than the width of an eye.
The colour is an intense blue.
Coat

The coat is of medium length and glossy. It has a silky texture and no undercoat.
The tail is furnished, forming a plume.

Colour varieties

The Balinese is a pointed cat with Siamese points and is recognized in all colours without white.
The description of colours is listed in the general list of colours.

Faults
  • too deep set or protruding eyes
  • any tendency to squint
  • coloured patch on the belly

 

Remarks
  • The point colour develops slowly and is only fully expressed in the adult cat. This should be taken
         into account when judging young cats.
  • A darker shade of the body colour, especially on the flanks may be tolerated.

 

 
Scale of points
Body 25 points
Head 25 points
Eyes 15 points
Coat texture 20 points
Body colour and points 10 points
Condition 5 points
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