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Beautiful Cats

Updated on August 4, 2016

Korat Cat

Korat Cat By Yog-Hurt's CC BY-SA 3.0
Korat Cat By Yog-Hurt's CC BY-SA 3.0 | Source

The Korat cat is a descendant of wild jungle cats from Thailand. They are named after a Thailand province. The Korat cat was believed to be a sign of good fortune. It was believed that if a bride were given a pair of Korat cats her marriage would be a good one.

In 1959, the Korat cat first came to the United States. They are a very rare breed in the western world.

The Korat is a medium sized cat. An adult Korat has green eyes. They will usually weigh 6 to 10 pounds. The Korat cat has fur that is similar to the Russian Blue. They have short blue tinged fur that is unique to the Korat. The roots of their fur are dark blue, and the hair will become silver at the tips.

The Korat is a gentle cat that moves around quietly. They do not like loud noise or confusion. Their hearing, sense of smell and eyesight are very good.

The Korat cat loves their family, and they are great lap cats. They are gentle with children.

They are intelligent and easily trained. The Korat cat is very social and needs constant companionship. The Korat cat can be loud and demanding when they want something.

They have developed for centuries through natural selection. They are considered very healthy. They like to live indoors,

The Korat cat can be left alone during the day if there are other cats in the house,

Old-Style Balinese Seal Point Cat

Old-Style Balinese Seal Point Cat By Mary Desmond CC BY-SA 3.0
Old-Style Balinese Seal Point Cat By Mary Desmond CC BY-SA 3.0 | Source

The Balinese cat is very mobile, polite and graceful. They are very careful and rarely ever knock over objects that are in the home. They will take a nap on your lap or play fetch with you.

The Balinese male cat will weigh 7 to 8 pounds and the female will weigh 5 to 6 pounds. The Balinese cat looks like a small Siamese. They have longer hair and their tail I plumed. They come in many colors, but only the seal point, blue point, chocolate point or lilac point are eligible to be shown.

It is not known when the Balinese cat originated. It is believed they started in the 1940's when a Siamese had a mutated litter of semi-long haired kittens. They originated in California. Ten years later a breeder from New York and one from California started line breeding to produce a long haired cat that looked like a Siamese. These cats became known a the Balinese.

There are two styles of Balinese cats called traditional and contemporary. The traditional type has hair all over their body that is 2 inches long. The contemporary type has hair that is shorter.

The Balinese cat is very mellow. They are not noisy, inquisitive or insistent like most Siamese. They love to get in high places. They like the tops of doors, refrigerators and high cabinets. If you get your Balinese cat a tall cat tree they will absolutely love you. They love to be around people and will do better if there are other pets in the home.

The Balinese will live for many years. Their hair is long, but they will shed very little. They will need to be brushed once a week.

Burmilla Cat

Burmilla Cat By David Johnson CC BY-SA 3.0
Burmilla Cat By David Johnson CC BY-SA 3.0 | Source

The Burmilla is a fairly new cat breed that originated in Britain in 1981. The Burmilla was developed by an accidental breeding of a Lilac Burmese to a Chinchilla Silver Persian.

The Burmilla cat is a beautiful medium sized cat. They have a colored coat that is shaded and tipped with a silver undercoat. They have light tabby markings on their legs, tail, and head. They are usually brown, blue, chocolate, black, and lilac in color. They can have a solid smoke or tabby coat. They usually have beautiful green eyes and they look like the cat is wearing eyeliner because the eyelids have dark penciling on them. The Burmilla has a brick red nose that has a dark outline. The Burmilla cat has a very dense coat. They will have a very distinct “M” mark on their forehead. Their fur can be short or medium long. They will get the short hair from the Burmese and the long hair from the Chinchilla Persian.

The Burmilla is a friendly and social able cat that has been inherited from both parents. The Burmilla is not as noisy as the Burmese but is more inquisitive than the Chinchilla Persian.

The Burmilla is becoming very popular because they are beautiful and good natured. They are great with children and make fabulous family pets.

Sable Bombay Cat

Sable Bombay Cat By Tobytheslupycat CC BY-SA 3.0
Sable Bombay Cat By Tobytheslupycat CC BY-SA 3.0 | Source

The Bombay cat is friendly and wants to be with their family at all times. Many of them will go for walks on a leash and love it. They also like to play fetch like a dog. Their favorite toy is probably a crumpled piece of paper.

They will usually weigh 8 to 11 pounds. Their coats are sleek and very short. They are only found in black. The bottom of their paws and their nose are black.

The Bombay cat was developed in Louisiana in the 1950s. The breeder wanted to develop a breed that looked like a small panther. The breeder used American Shorthairs and Burmese cats to develop the Bombay.

The Bombay is a high energy cat but, they also love to cuddle. The Bombay cat is affectionate and loves children. They are extremely social and attentive.

The Bombay cat is very energetic and will need a lot of play time.


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      Norma Lawrence 18 months ago from California

      Thanks. Cats are great. Glad you liked article.

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      Audrey Hunt 18 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I so enjoyed learning so much about these different breeds of cats. I love these creatures! I envy the way they demand as well as their "I don't care one hoot" attitude and find myself wishing I could do the same.

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      Norma Lawrence 19 months ago from California

      Thanks for the comment.

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      Becca Hubbard-Woods 19 months ago from Outside your window.

      They are all beautiful! My personal favorite is the Manx. They're the best of the best in cat breeds in my opinion. I have a couple. Well, nine right now as a matter of fact... o.O

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      Norma Lawrence 19 months ago from California

      Thanks for comment. I have never had one. I do love cats.

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      Norma Lawrence 19 months ago from California

      Thanks for comment Jackie. Sorry you lost your cat. I also love cats and now have a stray that came here. She is a very good cat.

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      Norma Lawrence 19 months ago from California

      Thank you Neil for you comment. I love cats also.

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      Nell Rose 19 months ago from England

      I am a total cat lover. we have always had cats so this was lovely!

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      Jackie Lynnley 19 months ago from The Beautiful South

      I had a cat like the one in the second picture and we were so crazy about her but she was stolen and it has been over a year now even though I had her chipped. I keep hoping though. Had one like one in last photo too many years ago and she was with me for years. My white cat Lilly made it almost 20 years, just a few months shy. I love cats!


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      Norma Lawrence 19 months ago from California

      Thanks for the comment. It is great you take in the strays. I have a Siamese cress that the people across the street let behind when they lost their home. The main problem she has is that she has no claws on all 4 feet so she is sort of helpless. She has become very good at using her teeth.

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      FlourishAnyway 19 months ago from USA

      My cats have always been strays as I have dedicated my life to spay and neuter advocacy, however I have had a suspected Balinese, a Norwegian Forest cat and currently a polydactyl cat with 28 toes. They are sadly strays too so when they showed up hungry or sick we welcomed them into the fold.