[balinais seal point]

Balinais GCCF

Standards GCCF du Balinais (2003)


Février 2004



Scale of points

Type 50 points
Head 15
Ears 5
Eye Shape and Setting 5
Body 15
Legs and Feet 5
Tail 5
Colour and Coat 50 points
Eye Colour 15
Point Colour 10
Body Colour 10
Coat Texture and Length 15
Total 100 points

General Type Standard

The Balinese cat should be a beautifully balanced animal, with head, ears and neck carried on a lithe and graceful body, supported on slim legs and feet, with a tail in proportion and with a medium-long coat, fine and silky in texture. The head and profile should be wedge-shaped, neither round nor pointed; the eyes a clear brilliant blue; expression alert and intelligent.


  • Long and well proportioned, carried upon an elegant neck, with width between the ears, narrowing in perfectly straight lines to a fine muzzle, with straight profile, strong chin and level bite.


  • Rather large and pricked, with width at base, set to follow the lines of the wedge. The ears may be tufted.


  • Oriental in shape and slanting towards the nose, but with width between. Colour bright, clear blue, the deeper the better. They should not be deep set, causing the haws to show abnormally.

Body, Legs and Feet

  • Body medium in size, lithe and graceful. Legs proportionally slim, hind legs slightly higher than front legs; feet small and oval. The body, legs and feet should all be in proportion, giving the whole a well balanced appearance.


  • Plume-like, long and tapering, free from any kink.


  • Mask, ears, legs, feet and tail dense with colour clearly defined, matching in tone on all points, showing clear contrast between points and body colour, noting that the length of coat may affect the depth of tone. Mask complete and (except kittens) connected by tracings with the ears.
  • Note: As coat length tends to disguise tail markings on Tabby Point and Tortie Point cats, the tail should be held by the tip, shaken and viewed from the rear.


  • Medium-long, fine and silky in texture, without woolly undercoat, lying mainly flat along the body.
  • Notes:
  • 1. The coat lies flat along the body, with the exception of the areas around the chin, neck and tail, where there may be a tendency to frill, thereby disguising the underlying bone structure. By smoothing back the coat it is possible to study the lines of the bone. Absence of a frill is to be preferred.
  • 2. Balinese do not normally achieve full coat until they are adult and allowance should be made for this.


  • As per individual colour standards, any shading to appear on back and sides. Colour shading on coat (if any) should be pale and matching the tone of the points colour. Bib, chest and belly to be pale.

Withhold all Awards for:

White markings anywhere.

Withhold Certificates or First Prizes In Kitten Open Classes for:

  1. Any abnormality of bite, or very weak chin
  2. Cast in one or both eyes
  3. Eyes tinged with green, or green-rimmed
  4. Incorrect colour on nose leather or paw pads
  5. Pale and/or dull eye colour
  6. Monorchid/ cryptorchid kittens
  7. Any defect as listed in the preface to this SOP booklet.


  1. A complete hood, i.e. no contrast on head
  2. Lack of contrast between body and points.