These belles are offshoots of the Siamese family. They have a silky, medium-length coat and a lovely plume of a tail. Most Javanese tend to enjoy human interaction and will not be pleased if they aren’t given enough attention.
Did You Know the Javanese is a People-Loving Cat?
In European countries, the Javanese is known as the Oriental Longhair.
The Javanese is basically a semi-longhaired version of the Colorpoint, which is a version of the Siamese.
What that means is that a number of cat breeds have been created using the Siamese as a base and then crossing him with other breeds to bring in desired traits, such as new colors, patterns or hair lengths. The Javanese is the offspring of two such hybrids, created through crosses between Colorpoints and Balinese. And some longhaired kittens simply appeared in litters of Colorpoint Shorthairs, introduced perhaps via the domestic shorthairs in the ancestry of the Colorpoint.
This is a people-loving cat who can be an active and devoted companion to adults and respectful children alike. He likes to play and is highly curious and intelligent.
Quick Facts About the Javanese
The Javanese coat has solid points in red or cream; lynx points in seal, chocolate, blue, lilac, red, chocolate-tortie, blue-cream, lilac-cream and seal-tortie; or tortoiseshell points in seal or chocolate.
The Javanese usually weighs 5 to 9 pounds and has the same tubular body, wedge-shaped head, blue eyes and large triangular ears that characterize other cats of Siamese ancestry.