Burmese Cat Breed Information [learn More About the Unique Appearance]

Gordon Russell depicts a cat with a colorpoint pattern, but with considerable variances from the Siamese. These characteristics include snow-white “socks” on all four paws, long hair, and magnificently fluffy tails, which the cats typically wore on their backs “in a squirrel style.” When the cat is relaxed, her eyes are a beautiful shade of blue that is somewhere between sorrow and devotion, but when she is enraged, they become fiery and brilliant.

It makes no difference who wrote the description, nor does it make a difference whether or not he actually visited the holy land of Burma or merely dreamed about it. But now that they have come into existence, our Burmese people are very similar to their depiction from over a century ago! Now they, as well as the Siamese, have new hues, but the Burmese have not changed into ones that are light and thin.

They are powerful cats with a body that is somewhat stretched out, bones that are strong, and limbs that are strong and of medium length. Silky wool, although staying short on the muzzle and limbs, starts to “grow in height” on the cheeks, gradually producing a lovely collar (also known as a “frill”), and on the body, the wool is semi-length and even long. However, the undercoat is quite thin. The Burma’s tail continues to resemble a beautiful plume; however, the squirrel habits have lessened, and they frequently wear it not on their backs but rather just lifted. This is due to the fact that the squirrel habits have diminished.

Burmese Beauty

I’m not going to go into detail about the most enchanting myth that surrounds this breed because I don’t want to. Those who wish can simply find it on the Internet. Unfortunately, the judgment table doesn’t leave much room for love and passion. Today, we’re going to talk about this incredible beauty, who possesses sparkling blue eyes, fur, a snow-white body, a lovely frill, and who possesses… Well, let’s start in order.


At the moment, there are twenty different colors of Burmese cats available for viewing. Although this is the case, I feel it is important to bring out right away that certain organizations only acknowledge the four primary hues of seal, blue, chocolate, and lilac points. Relatively new colors such as red, cream, tabby, cake, and torby point are recognized by European organizations such as the WCF and FIFe as well as some American organizations (TICA, ICE).

Gloves, or white marks on the paws, are required in order to complete this beauty, and it does not matter what color the points of this beauty are painted in or whether or not their boundaries are perfectly distinct. The white toes on the forelegs should only cover the toes, and they should stop in a straight line at the angle formed by the junction between the leg and the toe. But on the hind limbs, they rise a little higher, producing arrows (spurs) on their back surface, and they reach the center or about two thirds of the length of the shin. The white tint should stop at the hock area at the very most.

Oh, the difficulty of determining whether or not the kitten has been “painted” appropriately! Kittens are born completely white, and their colors don’t start to emerge for approximately a month after they are born. What can we say about gloves?


Oh, Burma has a very special one; it’s soft, light, and airy all at the same time. There is a darling collar around the neck that transforms into a frill on the chest, and there are piquant panties on the legs. The tip of the tail resembles a feather from an ostrich. Oh yeah! Burma is similar to that… provided that you properly care for your wool. There are occasions when I run into owners who are quite certain that if nature has awarded pets with a woolly texture, then there is nothing that can be done to change it. They are completely off the mark! Wool that is “live,” mobile, and fluffy can only be achieved via daily care!

Burmese Cat’s Color Is Overgrown

One of the interesting characteristics of Burma is that newborn kittens are totally white. Breeders find it fascinating to observe how the color-point pattern progressively “emerges,” much like the sympathetic ink drawings that were sometimes used to communicate clandestine information. It appears to be a blank sheet of paper, but when held over a candle, a map of the treasure island is revealed… The first “hatches” of darkening on the snout and ears of the kittens appear when they are only a few days old. These “hatches” are still quite minor. The kittens’ points become more apparent as they continue to mature. As soon as you look at the kitten, you can make out its color, and then later, the pattern of the white spots on its paws.

According to the observations of birders, classic forces and blue hues produce points and “socks” more quickly, whilst chocolate and lilac kittens produce them more slowly. And if the color is light, even tabby, it will open completely in a year, or even a year and a half, depending on the shade.

When people get older, their color spots frequently experience an unwelcome darkening of the body, and contrast disappears. They are able to overcome this defect in a number of catteries, and cats that are 12 to 14 years old are able to maintain their color contrast.

Gloves, Boots And Spurs

The Sacred Burma is the only breed that is required to be worn with white “stockings” (socks, boots, or gloves), and not just any white stockings; rather, they must be of a specific size and shape, and symmetrical in appearance is preferred. When a neat shoe has a clear border at the base of the toes, this design element is considered to be chic. In addition to that, it has spurs attached to the bottoms of its rear legs. The spur is a pointed, white wedge that extends down the back of the metatarsus and rises to a height of either one half or two thirds of the hock. The length of the spur is identical on both legs. In the event that these white markings do not measure up to the required quality, the animal is disqualified from winning the title… There is nothing that can be done about it: according to a legend, it was they, along with the cats’ sapphire eyes, who were given Burmese cats the right to be called “sacred.” There is nothing that can be done about it.

On the other portions of the body, however, there should not be any white marks at all!

Burmese Riddle

One of the mysteries pertaining to the Burmese culture is as follows: it is highly unlikely that any of your Burmese ancestors visited any of the mysterious Khmer temples, which are believed to be the origin of the “legend of the breed;” however, the cat demonstrates an unexplainable attraction to the golden path. The Sacred Burmese avoid going to extremes in all aspects of their lives, including their movement, diet, and conversation. They are kind and have a lovely way of “talking,” in addition to being rarely invasive. Certainly social, but only with their own kind. When “strangers are let inside the temple,” cats will exhibit a cautious interest in the visitors, but they will not approach the strangers and ask for affection. They won’t do anything more than keep the situation under control, especially if they get the impression that the visit of unfamiliar people has significantly altered your emotional condition.

Burmese cats are known for their calm demeanor and tolerance of others, in addition to their robust build and self-sufficient nature. Superb leapers and acrobats, they play with joy while preventing the apartment from being turned completely upside down. They are unable to maintain the same level of thoughtful reclining as the Persians, but the constant movement of the Siamese does not sit well with them. Even the number of kittens born to Burmese mothers is usually on the low side, comparable to that of some of their wild relatives.

The Burmese children have little trouble locating their masters. In theory, breeders should be happy because their kittens do not remain in their care for an excessively long time and are adopted by loving families. There is a particular subset of the population that has developed a passion for this breed, yet… They take Burma for themselves, for the house, and for the family, with no intention whatsoever of participating in the felinological life of the cat. There are not many enthusiasts who are interested in working with the breed to exhibit or breed animals in an expert manner. Someone does not even suspect that they have any talents as a breeder, and someone else likes a breed with less characteristics. Last but not least, Burma calls for an understanding of the genetic nuances and breed lines, as well as intuition and basic chance. To quote the song “What Is a Breeder Without Love and What Is a Breeder Without Luck?” performed by the Three Musketeers in the Russian film of the same name, we might say: “What is a breeder without love, and what is a breeder without luck?”

Let’s send our best wishes to all of the breeders who make this magnificent breed possible, particularly those who are working to advance their own ranks!

The Body Structure Of The Cat

  • Head

When someone has full, plump cheeks, it makes you want to give them a hug. It appears, not just to me, because at exhibits such obese people (actually the direct heirs of the Persians) no, no, yes, they are. Excuse me, but you’re not allowed to call a cat like that Burma anymore. The heads of Burmese cats are uniquely shaped.

A tilt in the opposite direction results in a “dry” Siamese head, which is an even more unpleasant appearance. It is important for an experienced breeder to keep in mind that the ideal proportion of head length to head width is 5: 4!

A Burmese that has been through the show ring will have a somewhat convex forehead. Slightly! It shouldn’t look like the cat has a “huge bulge all over its forehead,” as it would be an abnormal appearance.

The “Roman” nose is the defining characteristic of those who are punished for Burma-related transgressions, such as those committed by the British. The developed cartilage at the base of the nasal dorsum is responsible for the spiciness of this particular characteristic. Now, if it is not developed – ah, ah, a straight profile – this is not at all what is required for the holy land of Burma. It is important to have a robust chin. A meal that is undershot is not permitted.

  • Ears

Ears are of a moderate size and rounded in shape. It would continue on in this manner forever! When you look at a certain type of “donkey cat,” you can remark to yourself, “Well, everything is lovely with her, but the ears, towering overhead Himalayan peaks, and unlike the natural terrain, destroy the whole picture.”

  • Eyes

Eyes Rounded, bright, and blue, with blue being the preferred color overall. Because it has unusually colored eyes, the cat will not be able to win the competition. And the kitten receives a fantastic mark.

When you gaze into those stunningly bright and deep blue eyes, it is almost as if you are seeing a reflection of the sky in there. The sky, where, according to an old Burmese tradition, the Burmese god is said to be certain to wait for every cat at the end of his voyage through this world.

  • Body

Sacred The Burma is a large animal with a powerful, balanced, and proportionate make-up despite its moderate size. Strong, muscular, slightly elongated and squat, well developed, moderately well-fed, but not gigantic, and with a well-developed chest. These characteristics describe the body. The limbs are of an average length, and the paws are significantly broad. The back is completely upright. The bodies of Burmese cats are comparable to those of Thai cats in most respects.

We inquired as to whether or not reputable breeders are able to paint a picture of the typical customer who walks in to purchase a Burmese cat.

And this depiction was presented to us on the spot, without any hesitance or ambiguity — there were no comments that were in direct opposition to one another. In the event that any of our guests needed explanations or additions, these were incorporated into the bigger image in a seamless manner.

In most cases, a female will place the call to the breeder. She has a husband, and very frequently there are other children in the family. The guy makes the decision to take the animal, not the child, and not on the child’s initiative but for himself, and he gives his permission rather than just his assent. It’s interesting to see that both partners want a pet of this specific breed of cat. When they made the decision to begin a sacred Burma, they were able to learn about her personality, outward features, and even several colors before making the decision. This means that they have done their research, are aware of what they want, and have consciously chosen a path forward. They are people who are well educated, who have active lives, and who have a lot of money. Age? The majority of the time, between the ages of 30 and 40.

The sacred Burma has brought such owners a great deal of happiness. She appreciates a warm and welcoming family. It would be ideal if there were no other animals in the house, but it would be okay if there were. Who, in the view of Burma and her breeders, will not be suitable for a cat is someone who lives alone and has a very hectic work schedule. This has been verified by breeders from other countries. In a previous post, Paula Boroff stated that “Burmese typically do not enjoy being the lone animal in the house.” This is due to the fact that they are inherently gregarious, and if their human friends are engaged in activities that require their attention during the day, they are left to wallow in their alone. They tend to be fussy about the four-legged partner they share their home with, whether it be another Burmese, a different breed of cat, “just a cat,” or a dog. Several customers have purchased Burmese from us, only to come back a few months later to get another kitten for their household. When you get home from work to find a little flock of Burmas waiting for you, it makes for a very relaxing atmosphere. However, it is not possible to rule out the possibility that in this scenario, the presence of someone who can get caught a couple of times or gaze into a cup will be appreciated by cats. This is something that cannot be completely ruled out. Yes, a loved one is on the run (and for each Burmese person, this part can be fulfilled by a member of the family), but the presence of “calm two-legged” generates a feeling that the surroundings is stable…

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