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Javanese Cat "KLM Heavenly Kid" aka Peanut

Photo Credit: © Helmi Flick

If you're open to a bit of excitement in your life, a Javanese may be the cat for you. It is an extremely intelligent breed, and will soon assert its rightful place in your household: as "major domo," telling you in its sweet voice that it is time for dinner, or for play. The Javanese will joyfully ride your shoulders, play fetch with you, and just generally enrich your humdrum life. Such a deal -- such a cat!

Breed Brief:

Body: Long, graceful, and svelte, of medium size with long, slim legs and a distinctive combination of fine bones and firm muscles. In other words, the Javanese is a "buff" cat.
Coat: Fine and silky, of medium length, and lacking a downy undercoat, resulting in a sleek appearance Colors include all those in the Balinese, and then some; A veritable rainbow of colors.

Extra: The Javanese standard is identical to that of the Balinese, with the exception of a much larger array of permissible colors. For that reason, all registries now consider the Javanese part of the Balinese breed. It becomes even more confusing when you consider that the TICA considers the Balinese a division of the Siamese Group. While CFA recognized the Javanese as a separate breed in 1979, in 2008 that registry has reassigned it to a division of the Balinese breed.

Registry Standards and Profiles:

Photo Credit:

The magnificent photo of the stunning Javanese cat was taken by Helmi Flick, an extraordinary professional cat photographer, who can be seen at cat shows around the U.S. The Javanese is "KLM Heavenly Kid" aka "Peanut."

You may see a full-sized version of this photo here.

More Breed Information:

  • Information from FBRL (Fanciers' Breeder Referral List), a great source of information on all approved breeds of cats.
  • Javanese, a breed article written by Karen Christmann & Barbara Harr for CFA.

Breeders :

Listing of Javanese breederslist, from FBRL.

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