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The earliest depiction of a Korat is in a 14th century book of cat poems called the Tamra Maew. This book depicts 17 types of cat whose ownership brings good fortune and six that bring bad luck. The Korat, you'll be relieved to hear, is one of the Good Luck cats!

It is thought that Korats were first shown in the West in the late 1880s, in England. At that time they were called Blue Siamese, as they had been imported from Siam (the old name for Thailand). These cats were listed as solid blue and judging descriptions can still be found which back up the theory that these cats were indeed Korats.


Korats are strong and intelligent. They are not backward in coming forward, and love being the centre of attention. After years of being cherished as a Good Luck cat in Thailand, their luxurious treatment seems to have rubbed off on all current specimens! They love to be pampered but also demand lots of played and distraction, as they are easily bored.


Always solid blue

Breed Details

  • Status: Common
  • Place of Origin: Thailand
  • Rough date of Origin: 12th - 16th Century
  • Hair length: Shorthair
  • Activity Level: Medium
  • Vocalness: Low
  • Child friendly: Good with children
  • Intelligence:
  • Playfullness: Playfull
  • Grooming Requirements: Less than once per week
  • Weight: 2.5 - 4.0kg
  • Size: Medium
  • House Cat or Outdoor Cat: Outdoor Cat
  • Pet Compatibility:
  • Social Needs:

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