Balinese Cat: Breed History and Origin
Balinese cat breed history started in the USA.
In the photo: Balinese cat
In the early 30s of the twentieth century, kittens with longer hair began to appear in litters of Siamese cats. For some time, breeders avoided showing such kittens to the public, and they became just pets.
However, soon these "defective" cats began to cross among themselves. And quite quickly, clean lines of long-haired Siamese cats appeared.
However, there is another hypothesis of the history of the breed of the Balinese cat: Balinese is the result of crossing Siamese cats with Angora cats.
In 1963, the breed was recognized as a “long-haired Siamese”, and in 1968 it was renamed Balinese. In 1972, FIFe recognized the breed, and in 1984, Balinese was cataloged.
In the 1980s, Balinese cats "captured" not only America, but also Europe.
The breed of Balinese cat was named so because of the unusually elegant movements that resemble the movements of dancers from the island of Bali.
The first Balinese cat standard was adopted in 1967, and revised in 1970.