Coloring – The color of the coat is light, preferably with a golden cast, as if misted with gold. The “points” – face, legs and tail – are darker, similar to the Siamese and color-pointed Persian color patterns of seal point, blue point, chocolate point and lilac point. The very distinctive white feet are ideally symmetrical.
Eyes – Blue
Overall Appearance – The Birman is a color pointed cat with long silky hair, not as thick as that of the Persian, and of a texture that doesn’t mat and four pure white feet. It is strongly built, elongated and stocky, neither svelte nor cobby. The distinctive head has strong jaws, firm chin and medium length Roman nose.
Personality – The Birman personality is marvelous – gentle, active, playful, but quiet and unobtrusive if you are busy with other things.
Interesting Breed Fact – The Birman cat is believed to have originated in Burma, where it was considered the sacred companion cat of the Kittah priests.
Breed information supplied by the
Cat Fanciers’ Association