5 Things That You Didn’t Know About The Javanese

Written by: Modi Ramos
| Published on June 22, 2015

The Javanese is one beautiful cat breed, with a long slender body and a surprisingly bushy plume tail. This cat is known for its creamy soft coat, but what else do you think you might know about this lovely cat breed? Take a look at our 5 things you didn’t know about the Javanese to learn more about them:

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1. Coffee Cat

The Javanese was named after an island famous for–you guessed it–coffee! But despite the connection, this cat breed actually has no real connection to the island of Java in Indonesia. Fun fact: This cat breed originated in Chicago, Illinois.

(Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia that can provide knowledge on just about anything you would want to know more about–including cat breeds.)

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2. Ballerina Body

Thanks to their Siamese lineage, the Javanese has a long, graceful figure almost like a ballerina would have. But what you might find surprising is that these cats are rather muscular. If you were to pick one up, then this sinewy frame might feel rather heavy in your arms!

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3. Kin to the Balinese

This cat comes in a rainbow of colors, and is closely related to the Balinese cat breed from which it was bred. Fun fact: Java is the closest island to Bali, hence the cat breed name origination.

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4. It’s All About the Points

The most distinguishing feature of this breed is their colorful points. Color variations include: Lynx, Cream, Flame, and Torti points.

(PetMD.com is a wonderful online resource for all things pet health.)

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5. Longhaired Cat But Surprisingly Low Maintenance

Though the Javanese comes with a long and fluffy coat, these cats are reported to be hypoallergenic and don’t require much grooming. The Javanese is a vocal and extremely loving cat, that does very well in families with children. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance longhaired beauty, that also craves attention and does well with kids, then the Javanese might be just the cat breed for you!

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