Cat Breeds – B –


Cat Breeds – B –




Then (in the 1950s) for the first time a long-haired kitten was born in a litter of normally short-haired Siamese, the breeders said that this is a change was.

How the gene for long hair at Siamese, is not known.

Presumably by crosses with a long-haired cat.

The breed was in the years 40 and 50 of the last century developed.

They were first called Siam Longhair.

The elegant type and the gracias movement with the swaying plume tail did the first American breeder think of Balinese dancers, hence the name.

This breed come In Europe still little for Belgium, Netherlands and has some Balinese breeders.


The Balinese has a same physique as the Siamese: muscular, tall and slender.

The rear legs are higher than the front legs; the legs are slim and long with oval shaped feet.

They have a wedge-shaped head, which together with the large angled ears a perfect triangle.

Solid Chin, nose back without CAP, the eyes are almond-shaped obliquely in the headings.

Eye color is preferably as pure as possible.

The Balinese has a fine, silky semi-longhair coat, which flush against the House.

Little undercoat, the coat on the tail is long, silky and not too thick.

The most common colors are: seal point, blue point, chocolate point, red point, cream point.

These colors are also in tabby (striped) and tor-tie (red/cream spots).

The later colors are cinnamon point and fawn point, the most popular is the ‘ Foreign White ‘ Balinese (this is an all-white cat with blue eyes associated with the Balinese)

The kittens are born white, the typical Himalayan pattern only comes later, the coat will keep its color from a year.





The Bengal cats are among the newest cat breeds and are just quite short voted as race cat.

The Bengal is bred to the coat of a wild cat type to combine with the body and the temperament of the domestic cat.

Hybrids of wild and domesticated cats already hundred years come sporadically; the first targeted crossing took place in 1963.

One of the kittens was back coupled to the father, what if result gave of a nest with spotted and solid kittens.

It is only in 1980 that Ms. Mill managed the new hybrids to do and in 1990 became the Bengal to an authentic new domesticated race cat.

Our own cats are descendants of these hybrids in us.


The Bengal has a slim, muscular and long body with heavy bones.

The hind legs are slightly longer than the front legs giving the back a sloping shape.

The feet are quite large and nice round in shape.

The tail has a medium length, feels firm to the touch and has a rounded black tips.

The head is wedge-shaped (inverted triangle) and is small in proportion to the body, the head is slightly longer than broad what so the form.

The neck is solid muscular and long relative to the body.

The ears are small but wide put on the head and they must not contain Tufts.

They are facing forward and the ear tops must be rounded.

The nasal bridge is long and wide and shows a slight curve (arch form) see where the nose back into the skull.

An additional plus are the thick whisker pads.

The eyes are large and round to almond shaped, what the Bengal a nice look.

They are slightly crooked and wide apart and are green/copper-colored, sometimes even the eyes have a Mocha-like color.



Blue Russian


There are different opinions about the origin of the Russian blue, but generally is there any way that this breed adopted near the White Sea port of Arkhangelsk in northwestern Russia lived.

The cat was discovered by English merchants approximately around the second half of 19the century.

The Blue Russian comes from the polar areas and therefore has a double coat, which is gray in color (tending to blue).

These cats are distinguished from the British Blue Cats by a longer and slimmer built body and a less round head.

They are a pretty small, triangular head with a long face.

Striking at these Russian cats, however, their fur, this is exceptionally thick, short, silky and silver blue in color.


The most prominent feature of the Russian Blue is his double coat, which consists of very dense short hair.

The coat of an adult cat should smooth blue; in kittens is one often tabby stripe in coat (these are often completely disappeared after a year).

In the summer months can coat by too much sunlight something Brown discolor but this goes away by itself again.

The body is elongated, firm and yet graceful built, with long slender sports, ornate oval shaped feet and a long, tapering tail.

The foot pads are dark.

The nose is lei color.

The cats have blue eyes at birth and it may take up to two years before they get the desired green color.

The color of the eyes can change color as he aroused (they can then be slightly yellow).

on the long straight neck they have a short, wedge-shaped and flat head, by the pronounced whisker pads may at times appear less that the Chin forward.

The ears are large and pointed, almost transparent, wide at the base and right to the head.



British Short-hair & British Long Hair


The British Short-hair in a short space of time has developed into a popular race cat.

To this day are still Persian long hair cats used to prevent the British short hair to lose type.

As a result of those crossings are there so sometimes a long-haired kitten born, which most British Short-hair breeders as a legacy of the past as and as pets are sold.

However, some find the long-haired descendants’ breeder in itself is nice enough to it to breed under the name British longhair.


The British Short-hair is a medium to large cat, at least short and stocky, with a broad chest and muscular back and neck.

The legs are short, with firm round feet.

The tail is medium to short, with a rounded tip.

The cat has a resilient, thick coat, which implanted firm to the touch.

The head is round, with a wide skull, thick cheeks (especially males) and far apart standing small ears.

The eyes are big and around with a color that depends on the fur.

The eyes are basically copper-to orange-colored, but the white Brit has usually two or a (odd-eyed: blue and gold) blue eyes.

Only Silver-tabby’s often have green eyes and Color-point have blue eyes.

The classic color is blue (like those of the Chartreux), but there are many colors as possible.

The solid colors are: white, black, blue, red, cream, chocolate and lilac.





The Burmese is a short-haired cat coming from the far East (Burma and surroundings).

Characteristic of this breed is that the two partial albino factors, gen-type cb cb possession, making the pigment development is inhibited and the color most clearly comes through on the extremities of the body (head, legs and tail) while a lighter nuance on the body is present.

The color inhibition occurs, on those parts of the body that are the warmest of temperature.

In the 1930s were copies of the race, including the matriarch ” Wong Mau ” taken from the far East to America.

From there the breed spread first to England and later to the rest of the world among cats lovers.

While in America there is a more compact rounder and short muzzle type bred, the American Burmese, there is in Europe a slimmer type with a long muzzle head, the European Burmese.

Only in America are also ” classic colors ” Brown, chocolate, blue and lilac bred, while the European Burmese also appears in red, cream, turtle varieties.

In America are also long-haired cats, they are of the Type called Burmese Tiffany.


The Burmese is an elegant small muscular cat who clearly heavier than suggests.

The head is bulb, around with a short protruding nose.

The wide-set ears walk on the outside in a line with the side of the head which top of the ears is completed.

A profile is a clear stop to recognize in the nose and the ears are slightly forward.

The eyes are formed from top Oriental and at the bottom around.

The color Chartreuse yellow to och-re, preferably golden yellow.

Slim legs with oval feet, hind legs slightly longer than the front legs.

The tail is of medium length with a rounded end.

The coat is short silky and sleek adjacent, shine is a clear feature of the Burmese, as well as for the health of the animal.





The origin of the Burmilla is located in England.

Around 1980, a lilac Burmese with a short-haired Chinchilla crossed, it is the Burmilla.

We speak on a fairly new breed.

A difference between the Burmese and the Burmilla is, the Burmilla has a Undercoat and the Burmese not.


The character of the Burmilla is a sweet, mild-mannered cat and is very affectionate.

To strangers, the Burmilla is comfy very reserved, once a cosy homely cat.

The body of the Burmilla is an average size and length.

A fairly broad chest with a nice straight back.

The head is slightly around, and has the form of a short stubby wedge (the head is wide at the temporal mandibular joint).

The ears are fairly large, the beginning of the ears is wide and the point is slightly around (ears are slightly forward).

The eyes are large, are far apart and are a bit oblique.

The color of the eyes is generally blue or green.

The coat is short-haired and dense; the hairs are smooth and silky in texture.

The Burmilla has several colors such as: all shades of green, chocolate brown, lilac shaded silver tipped, tipped and lilac shaded.

The legs are slim, front legs are shorter than the back legs and the feet are small and oval.