As serious and responsible breeders, we feel that in order to be a "real" or reputable breeder, one must
indeed have a breeding program, breeding goals, and breeding accomplishments. Though we do not believe
that perfection is possible in any earthly manner, we feel that as breeders we must be the best stewards
we can be, to improve, preserve and promote the Balinese cat breed.
We not only strive to preserve and improve our lines, but believe a responsible breeder should have
goals in his/her breeding program. We always try to find ways to do this by brainstorming
ideas and establishing goals.
Our main goals as Balinese cat breeders is to: br>
Preserve documented, and archived information on the breed
Improve and preserve past and existing breeding lines
Promote and represent the breed in the Old-Style/Traditional standard
Improve and darken the blue color of the eyes, which is sign of the longevity of a breeding program
Introduce and improve rare color points responsibly
We consider ourselves stewards of the real Balinese cat breed in its lineage and standard.
Our breeding program consists of much old and new age wisdom in regards to our breeding practices. We
believe in preserving old Balinese and Siamese cat lines for the sake of the breed, and its future
preseverance. We as well believe in introducing new lines and rare colors, but keeping those lines pure
in terms of the cat breed and standard.
We aim to follow the breeding practices of Sylvia Holland in the preservation of the traditional colors,
their Old-Style appearance, and Siamese/Balinese cat only breeding lines.
We don't aim in changing these standards for anyone or any registry as we believe that the Old-Style
Balinese cat should endure times and changes despite modernized standards, and change of mindsets.
It took us quite a while to located and acquire our breeding lines from the best breeding programs
around the country and abroad. Our breeding lines do not come from just one cattery or breeding program,
as it would not be very healthy. Our kittens are a combination of old, new and rare lines only found here
at Azureys cats.
In present time, many Siamese and Balinese cat breeders around the world are having much difficulty in
preserving rare and good breeding lines. This is due to cat associations, and the mentality of strict new
age breeders focused in producing cats of modern standards, mixed lineages, and breeds. Some breeders have
as well distributed their cats like merchandise all over the country, compacting many breeders' lines
which is not healthy to the breed in the long run, due to the compact gene pool that it creates when
breeders seek to find unrelated breeding lines to continue the longevity of the breed.
For this reason, we caution everyone interested in acquiring a Balinese/Siamese kitten, that you do
your research as a consumer, so to avoid backyard or irresponsible breeders, and cats that are not true to
the breeds real quality and apperance.
Just because a cat looks like a Siamese or Balinese cat, it does not make it one genetically or
phenotypically speaking. Breeding is done for a reason, and it is done to preserve genetic lines that
were introduced decades ago by nature, past breeders and fanciers who took upon the responsiblity of
preserving those qualities, and genetics found in a creature. Without breeders, these animals would be lost to time and antiquity. We owe breeders the many animal breeds we presently have which include dogs, cats, horses, and livestock breeds which have many fundamental roles according to their breed standards.
Rag-doll, Himalayan, and Oriental mixed cat breeds are not 100% related nor are they
allowed to breed with actual Siamese or Balinese cats. Offspring from these cats are mixed breed cats, and are
not purebred. Some of these "breeds" should not even be considered breeds as they were: (1) mixed
in from other breeds, (2) are not directly related to the Siamese or Balinese, (3) and were not established
naturally like the Siamese and Balinese cat breed.
Though some breeders might aim to interbreed to provide new blood to their breeding lines, it is not
ethical. If this were the case, there are plentiful foundation breed Siamese/Balinese cats all over the
world to import/export and reintroduce new blood to existing breeding lines, but keeping the important
qualities only found in the breed.
Some color points in the Siamese/Balinese breed were introduced by minimal interbreeding, but they were
produced decades ago with very strict rules so to concentrate the Siamese cat genetics, which is the only reason why they are now considered part of the breed. They include
red points, torties, creams and Foreign-white Siamese cats that were only bred to/from Siamese only cat lines.
These cats are also also considered a different classification on their own to distinguish those different
colored lines. The breed name for Siamese/Balinese cats that are of other colors than that of the
traditional color points are "color-point short-hairs", and "Javanese". For this reason, depending on
which cattery a Balinese cat is registered with, a kitten/cat might be classified as a Balinese or
Our cats are registered with the CFA (Cat Fanciers Association) and the CFF (Cat Fancier's Federation),
which are considered one of the oldest, recognized, and reputable cat associations. Their responsibility
as cat associations is to keep record of breeders, cat breeding lines, and breeding programs to ensure
cat breeds are preserved and continued. Reputable Cat associations also ensure that these cat lines remain pure. At
times it will be up to the responsible breeder to select lines that are indeed pure. This is due to the changes of mindsets in certain Cat Associations and their supporting breeders, allowing some cat breeds to interbreed.
Each and every one of our cats are registered with either or both of these cat associations. We will
attempt to stay with the registry that not only promotes the traditional and classic standards of the
Balinese breed, but also better represent us as breeders within these standards. We hope that you can be of
help to us with that mission
We and many Old-Style Balinese cat breeders hope to continue breeding and preserving this precious
and wonderful cat breed for many generations to come. We know that with your help and awareness it could be made possible.
Thank you for your interest and support of the
Old-Style Balinese cat breed.