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Feline Breed Spotlight: Balinese

Contrary to what the name suggests, the Balinese does not come from Bali or any part of Indonesia. The Balinese actually comes from the same linage as the Siamese, but they are expressing the recessive long haired gene. Originally, when these long haired cats were found in Siamese litters were they were sold as pets, as they were considered an imperfection. They then became registered as “Long Haired Siamese”. It wasn’t until the 1950s that breeders focused on breeding them as a distinct breed and changed the name to Balinese.

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