Birman Cat Characteristics and Character

The sacred Burmese is a big cat, with a constitution of a cobby but less marked than in a Persian, and with a long silky hair that tends to  curl on the belly without tangling or compressing.

On the neck it presents a thick and abundant collar, ore marked on the United States specimens.

The body must be of medium length but robust, with solid medium  legs, and firm, rounded and very big feet with the toes very near to each other. The tail must be of medium size and dense, and it usually presents a crest. The head, wide and rounded, has a flat part in front of the ears that are wide with rounded tips and are well separated, the nose is roman and the cheekbones are prominent. The eyes must be almost hazel like and of an intense color blue. The tone of the body has to be uniformed and that of the ends is limited to the face, ears, legs and tail. The white marks of the feet must be symmetrical.

In its original color, the sacred Burmese has ends of a dark brown tone, denominated seal (save the white gloves), over a pale cream background, at the sides it has an almost hazel tone and an even more pale cream color tone at the belly and the chest. The nose is of a dark seal color and the soles of the feet are pink.

A very appreciated feature is the slight golden “halo” over the loin, especially visible on adult males.

The blue color point has a white bluish color, with a more warm tone on the belly and the chest and dark blue ends save for the gloves.

The white gloves of the feet must be completely white.

The truffle is of a gray slate and the soles of the feet are pink.

The chocolate and lilac ends are also recognized. The first are of a chocolate and milk tone and they appear over an ivory background, save for the white gloves. The truffle and the soles of the feet are pink.

On the lilac color point, the body is white and the ends of a gray pink with the truffle and soles pink.

On the other hand, they also recognize the combinations of the patterns of tabby, tortoise and tiger like tortoise with colored ends.

It’s a race in evolution, so you can expect the appearance and recognition of new colors although some experts consider that the only real varieties of the race are the seal and blue color point, the first that were recognized in the world.

The sacred Burmese is a tamed cat and of a great beauty and elegance .Due to its good character, it is an adequate race for exhibitions, because they usually don’t give problems on the events. He enjoys human company and of other animals, and he likes to play, however he is not scandalous.

If well he is not an expert hunter and frequently doesn’t like to adventure outside, he doesn’t like reduced spaces for which you shouldn’t acquire one if you do not dispose of much space.

In the same way, he also doesn’t like to be locked up in a feline residence during the vacations; if possible, you must find another solution.

The cloak must be combed and brushed regularly, but, as it doesn’t compress, it is not so much hard work.

The non sterilized females mature quickly, at the sixth month, and get very much disturbed during the heat, its interest for mating is legendary, and its litters are usually formed by four or five whelps.

When born they are totally white, but the color begins to appear slightly after a few days, in first place on the ears and the tail.

The eyes of the whelps are sky blue, but the acquire the characteristic intense blue color as they mature.

The United States breeders have developed a short hair cat with the colors of the sacred Burmese denominated snowshoe or silver lace.

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