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Javanese Cat

Javanese Cat


Javanese Cat Breed

The Javanese Cat is a longhaired variety of the Siamese dressed with Colorpoint colors. He was developed from a mix of Siamese, Colorpoint and Balinese cats. This cat doesn’t actually come from Java but were given the name because Java is a sister island to Bali,  given the breed’s relationship to the Balinese, which does not come from Bali either.

The Cat Fanciers Association first categorized the Javanese as a distinct breed, separated from the Balinese by color, but in 2008 the Javanese was named a division of the Balinese breed. The International Cat Association also considers the Javanese a variety of Balinese and places both in its Siamese grouping of breeds. The Javanese may be outcrossed to the Balinese, Siamese, Colorpoint Shorthair and Oriental Longhair.

Javanese Cat Information

Javanese are medium-size cats that typically weigh 5 to 10 pounds.


The Siamese and the Javanese might differ in coat length and color, but beneath the skin they are identical. Javanese are extremely fond of their people. They like to be “helpful” and will follow you around and supervise your every move. When you are sitting down, a Javanese will be in your lap, and at night he will be in bed with you, probably under the covers with his head on the pillow. He is frequently underfoot, so he might not be the best choice for people who are unsteady on their feet or use a walker or cane.

A Javanese is perhaps not quite as loud as his relative the Siamese, but he is most definitely just as  opinionated. He will tell you exactly what he thinks, and he expects you to pay attention and act on his advice. You can also count on him to “tell all” to visitors, so be grateful that most people are not conversant in the Javanese language.

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