Birman Cat

birman kitten The history of the Birman cat

The legend of the Birman cat is a remarkable story but explains little of the true origins of this beautiful breed. The cat was in existence in France during the 1920’s but unfortunately the breeding history was lost during World War II. Though there is knowledge that two Birman’s survived the war in France.

The continuation of the Birman after such a massive setback shows how dedicated this particular cat lover is. It wasn’t until 1955 that the Birman breed was recognised again and returned to full registration.

In 1956 Birman cats were imported to America for the first time then sent to England in 1960. The first Birman did not set its paws onto Australian soil until 1967. A Sydneysider, Mrs Judith Starky, introduced the Birman love affair to Australia.

Since their struggle from near extinction the Birman cat has developed a devoted following of dedicated breeders who have come under the spell of this most beautiful feline.

Birman Cat Breed Standard

The Birman is a very distinctive cat with a conventional face. The expression is sweet with blue eyes set in a broad face. The Birman comes in a variety of colours (chocolate, lilac, red, cream and tortoise) though the most common colouring is the traditional seal with blue points.

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Birman Cat Temperament

Birman’s are people oriented cats. Faithful creatures dedicated to their owners and very attached to the rest of the family. They are always pleased to see you and where you are your Birman cat will not be far behind, because they don’t mature until they are almost three years old so they have a mild temperament, as part of a cats personality is directly related to their sexuality which can make them aggressive.

birman cat photoThey do love to play with all types of toys and like to be involved in whatever action is going on. Birman cats are good with children but be careful aggressive children may torment the docile Birman cat. This mythical cat revered as the “sacred cat of Burma” is marvelous, gentle active, playful but quiet and unobtrusive has a similar personality to the Persian but perhaps more playful and responsive and loves being cuddled.

Males can be quite large reaching five to six kilos while females are somewhat smaller tending to mature somewhere between five and four kilos with the average litter size being six It has a medium energy level “no couch potato” with short legs which limit their climbing ability. It’s not particularly vocal unless needing attention or food, a cat of balance it’s never too extreme in any direction. Elegance beauty, affection, and personality are words that fit the Birman to Perfection.

The Birman cat is very hardy with few health problems as they are robust. With such an interesting and individual personality you can be sure life will never be dull.
They are delightful and enchanting cats to own both in appearance and personality.


Seal point Birman kitten

Our seal point Birman kitten is looking for a lovely indoor home.

He is ready to go to you on the 4th of February 2011.

  • desexed
  • micro shipped
  • wormed
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