The Javanese is a recognized breed of cat. Javanese have a long,
silky coat, that comes in a variety of colors. Javanese cats, like
their Siamese relatives, are noted as being very intelligent and
talkative. Similar in coat style to the Balinese, Javanese are pointed
cats that fall outside of the typically accepted point colors seen
in Balinese cats (seal, blue, chocolate and lilac). Instead, Javanese
are referred to as colorpoint cats, showing odd or rare colors,
such as red or white, as well as patterns such as tabby and tortie.
As they are directly related to Siamese and Balinese cats, they
can suffer from some of the same genetic defects. Generally, these
defects are bred out of the active lines and are becoming rare.
They are very social cats which can become depressed if they are
left alone too often. They are generally very playful pets, and
are markedly good at jumping.