All About the Korat Cat Breed
The Korat, from Thailand, is highly honored in that country. It is also known as the Si-Sawat. Pictures found in a book in the National Library in Bangkok take the Korat back to the Ayudhya Period of Siamese History in 1350 through 1767.
The first pair of Korats came to the United States in 1959 and was recognized for show in 1966 in the U.S. and 1975 in Britain.
The Korat’s body is muscular, The head is shaped like a heart and it is very broad across the eyes. No other breed has this feature. The eyes of the Korat are quite large and bright. They will become a a luminous green although it can take up to four years for the color to be fully developed.
The legs are thin but proportionate to the body. The front legs are shorter than the back legs. The coat is short and shiny. Regular combing or daily hand grooming should keep hairballs at a minimum. This cat does need a warm climate.
The only color variety for the Korat is blue. Each hair is tipped with silver giving the coat a silvery blue appearance.
The overall impression of the Korat is very different from that of other blue breeds. The body is excellently muscled and has a surprising heft, and the fur has the texture and sheen of silk— results of good health, exercise and excellent nutrition.
The Korat is a gentle cat that likes play but is not fond of loud noises. They are known to be good with children. It is said that Korats have exceptional hearing and a keen sense of smell and sight.