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GENERAL: the overall impression of the ideal Burmese would be a cat of medium size with substantial bone structure, good muscular development and a surprising weight for its size. This together with a rounded head, expressive eyes and a sweet expression presents a totally distinctive cat which is comparable to no other breed. Perfect physical condition, with excellent muscle tone. There should be no evidence of obesity, paunchiness, weakness, or apathy. SUGGESTED BREEDINGS by MENANDPETS.COM No breeding to signal
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HEAD, EARS, and EYES: head pleasingly rounded without flat planes whether viewed from the front or side. The face is full with considerable breadth between the eyes and blends gently into a broad, well-developed short muzzle that maintains the rounded contours of the head. In profile there is a visible nose break. The chin is firmly rounded, reflecting a proper bite. The head sits on a well-developed neck. The ears are medium in size, set well apart, broad at the base and rounded at the tips. Tilting slightly forward, the ears contribute to an alert appearance. The eyes are large, set far apart, with rounded aperture.

BODY: medium in size, muscular in development, and presenting a compact appearance. Allowance to be made for larger size in males. An ample, rounded chest, with back level from shoulder to tail.

LEGS: well proportioned to body.

PAWS: round. Toes: five in front and four GO BACK TO LIST.

TAIL: straight, medium in length.

COAT: fine, glossy, satin-like texture; short and very close lying.

PENALIZE: distinct barring on either the front or rear outer legs. Trace (faint) barring permitted in kittens and young adults. Elongated muzzle with severe narrowing, resulting in a wedge-shaped head which detracts from the rounded contours of the head. Green eyes.

DISQUALIFY: kinked or abnormal tail, lockets or spots. Blue eyes. Crossed eyes. Incorrect nose leather or paw pad color. Malocclusion of the jaw that results in a severe underbite or overbite that visually prohibits the described profile and/or malformation that results in protruding teeth or a wry face or jaw. Distinct barring on the torso. Any color other than the four accepted colors of sable, champagne, blue and platinum.


SABLE: the mature specimen is a rich, warm, sable brown; shading almost imperceptibly to a slightly lighter hue on the underparts but otherwise without shadings, barring, or markings of any kind. (Kittens are often lighter in color.) Nose leather and paw pads: brown. Eye color: ranges from gold to yellow, the greater the depth and brilliance the better.

CHAMPAGNE: the mature specimen should be a warm honey beige, shading to a pale gold tan underside. Slight darkening on ears and face permissible but lesser shading preferred. A slight darkening in older specimens allowed, the emphasis being on eveness of color. Nose leather: light warm brown. Paw pads: warm pinkish tan. Eye color: ranging from yellow to gold, the greater the depth and brilliance the better.

BLUE: the mature specimen should be a medium blue with warm fawn undertones, shading almost imperceptibly to a slightly lighter hue on the underparts, but otherwise without shadings, barring or markings of any kind. Nose leather and paw pads: slate gray. Paw pads: ranging from slate gray to warm pinkish blue. Eye color: ranging from yellow to gold, the greater the depth and brilliance the better.

PLATINUM: the mature specimen should be a pale, silvery gray with pale fawn undertones, shading almost imperceptibly to a slightly lighter hue on the underparts, but otherwise without shadings, barring or markings of any kind. Nose leather and paw pads: lavender-pink. Eye color: ranging from yellow to gold, the greater the depth and brilliance the better.

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The first sure news approximately the origin of the modern exemplary of this race goes back to 1930, year in which from Rangoon, understood them of the Hirmania, one gatta called brown luminosity Wong Mau it came imported in the United States from dottor the Joseph Thompson. After many connections before with a cat siamese and then the puppys between they, and of then new with the mother us rendered account that the color of this gatta was precise legacy to identit a genetic one In fact produced three types of progenie. puppys siamesi, small identical puppys to she,e of a warm color dark brown call to you later on burmesi. This perch Wong Mau was a hybrid and cio with a genetic patrimony with caratteristi that intermediate between the siamese and the burmese Today the cats like dark devout Wong Mau and cio of the devout siamese but luminosity of the burmese and with all the intermediate morphologic characteristics between the two breeds   they come calls you tonkinesi the CFA (Cat Fancier Association) officially recognized the race in 1936 but, supporting the necessit that these, l.oggetti had to the shoulders at least three generations of burmesi, (without hybridizations with the siamese and the tonkinese), suspended every acknowledgment from the 1947 a11953, year in which they the effects were accepted to all but in the color it only originates them, cio that dark brown called sable In Europe the burmese brown were recognized in 1952.


English have worked a lot on the color having obtained, beyond to the sable, the blue, the chocolate ones and lilac but also red and the cream and squame of turtle the Americans are instead dedication you to "costruzione"di a collected devout burmese and heavy, powerful and muscoloso, leggermente devout small, with the short, rotondeggiante snout and with the stop marked, while the English type (or traditional burmese) has the inscrivibile head in an equilateral triangle from the angles dulls and the oblique advanced eyelid to you

Councils and cures

The burmese has a fine, smooth cape and polishes as the silk In order to exalt these qualit is necessary fornirgli a perfectly balanced diet and to follow some rules for one correct toelettatura Some advises not of lisciargli the hair with one inumidita skin fallow deer two times to the week; others to use a special glove of its character have many points in common with the siamese. alert, careful, particularly wide awake and intelligent. To difference of the siamese, in order not cos morboso and esclusivista, but devout sociable and available in the comparisons of the strangers. As the siamese has one voice much powerful one. an indeed affectionate cat, continually searches the company and the attentions and dislikes to remain alone, to the point that adapted to follow wherever the master. It does not belong to the category of the solitary cats and independent, for which badly adapted who does not have much time from dedicargli and to who "self-sufficient person" wants the cat affectively.


The burmese e' a cat of medium ransom, muscoloso but elegant. The wide chest e' and the legs very proporzionate to the body and tail that is lost weight towards the rounded off tip. In the head of the burmese not there are flat surfaces but all e' sweetly round. The cheeks are lost weight strongly in the small short and triangular snout from the mento. The orecchie of medium largeness are placed very distant on the skull; they are wide to the base, rounded off and leggermente tilted in ahead. The nose introduces of profile good proceeds. The eyes, cakies and expressed to you, from the golden yellow color have the oblique advanced line while that rounded off inferior e'. The cape, short, aim, supported to the body and without sottopelo, leggermente has one setosa webbing and diamond, e' uniform in the color and schiarisce on the flanks and the ventre



General aspect

The burmese e' an elegant cat of medium ransom. Its characteristic and specific morphology e'. Whichever likeness with the siamese type or that harvest of the british e' to consider a defect

Head Forms

a short triangle dulled with a wide sopratesta and leggermente rounded off - zigomi prominenti and nose with clearly stop - wide jaws to the articulation and mento strongly

Orecchie Forms

averages, wide to the base with tips leggermente rounded off

Orecchie Position

very distanced on the skull and a po' tilted in ahead. The external edge of the orecchie extends, increasing itself, the advanced part of the face (does not happen in the adult males who often have cheeks much pronounced)

Eyes Form

large, distant and expressed - the advanced line to you of the oblique but straight eye e' while round the inferior line e'.

Eyes Color

the shadings from the yellow to the amber, e' preferred are allowed all the golden and luminous yellow

Body Structure

medium, compact, muscolosa length and piu' heavy of how much can be presumed, the chest e' powerful and rounded off the back e' straight from the shoulders to the rump - the legs, svelte and proporzionate to the body with small feet and ovals tail of medium length, not large to the rounded off thin base but piu' to the estremita'

Cape Structure

much short one, supported on the body, nearly without sottopelo fine, polishes with setosa webbing

Cape Color

for all the varieta': the inferior part of the body e' po' piu' clear of the back and legs tips can introduce little of contrast but the color must some be uniform and without lines shadows

Defects Eyes

shape orients them or round

Defects Snout

pinzata jaw

Defects that exclude the certificate

eyes greens

Marches tabby especially in the red color or cream