Finely boned and elegant, this cat‘s medium-sized body is lithe and very graceful. Its wedge-shaped head is of a nice proportion and has large ears that can be tufted or non-tufted. Its eyes are rather slanted in that distinctly Oriental style and are always blue, although the shade may vary. Its face has a “mask” of colouring similar to that of the Siamese.
The Balinese cat has a furry tail that is lighter-coloured compared to the other parts of its body. Its legs are slender, with the hind legs a bit higher than the ones on the front. Its paws are small and oval-shaped.
This kitty’s coat is its most distinctive feature and is very similar to its parent breed. In fact, if you ask what its difference from the Siamese one is, the coat length is the only apparent distinction. It is medium to long in length and does not have an undercoat. As such, its fur is not as prone to tangling and matting compared to other breeds. The coat is not fully grown out until the feline itself has reached full maturity. Balinese kittens emerge all white or all cream in colour.
The Balinese cat colours, as seen the darker hues in its legs, face, ears, and tail, can come in a wide variety of hues. Are Balinese cats really hypoallergenic? Whilst no cat is such, this breed has been noted to produce fewer amounts of the allergy-triggering proteins. Grooming is not a problem for this kitty. A weekly brushing is sufficient to keep it in good condition.