A medium cat in size, Balinese conforms to the svelte body shape of the Siamese, but overlaying the slim body is a semi-long, fine silky coat about 50mm in length. A characteristic of the breed is the gorgeous long plumed tail. Overall they are a most striking and graceful breed.
The ideal Balinese resembles the Siamese in every way except for the long coat. The eyes are blue and almond-shaped and acceptable point colours are blue, lilac, seal and chocolate.