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The Singhalese was developed in the USA and Canada in the late 1960s using Siamese cats crossed with red/red-tabby-like Turkish Angoras. The aim was to create a semi-longhaired Siamese-type cat. Its fur was shorter and fluffier than the Balinese and its tail was much fluffier. These were red-series equivalents of Balinese and were bred in red-point and tortie-point. US registries only recognized the similar Balinese in seal, blue, lilac, and chocolate points. Its temperament was calmer and closer to the Angora than to the more highly strung Siamese.

The Singhalese was allowed to be bred to either Balinese or to Himalayan and the progeny could be registered as Singhalese, however, it was judged to the Balinese breed standard with allowances made for its shorter, fluffier coat and fuller tail. It seems to have been too close in type to the Balinese to be a viable proposition; especially when flame-point Balinese appeared.

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