The Balinese and Javanese are the long-coated
cousins of the Siamese, differing from their Siamese roots only in coat length. They are
found in the four traditional point colors: seal, blue, chocolate and lilac. The Javanese
has added red/cream, parti-color and lynx to the breed. The coat should be medium in
length and longest on the tail. It should be fine and silky, lacking any undercoat.
Coloring should be even, with allowance for darkening in older cats; points should be
clearly defined. Including the Javanese colors, the breed comes in 28 colors and
The head should be a long and tapered wedge,
medium in size and in good proportion to the body. Eyes should be no less than one
eye-width apart, almond shaped and medium in size. Ears should be strikingly large,
pointed, and continuing the line of the wedge. The nose should be a long, straight
continuation of the forehead with no break.
The Balinese and Javanese should be medium in
body, long and graceful; svelt. They should display the Siamese combination of fine bones
and firm muscles. Legs should be long and slim, in good proportion to the body, with
small and dainty oval shaped paws.