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Birman Cat Breed Information

Birman Cat Breed Information


Birman Temperament

Birman cats are:

  • Gentle.
  • Affectionate.
  • Curious.

The Birman likes to be around people and to receive attention and will follow you around your home to get it!


Where does the Birman come from?

The very first Birman cat can be traced back to the city of Nice in France.

What type of Body does the Birman have i.e. coat, patterns etc?

The Birman has a semi cobby body with rather small ears and a Roman nose. For the Birman to comply with breed standers it must have an eggshell or golden colour with markings that can be pure seal, cream, lilac, chocolate, blue or red. The Birman can also be tabby coloured with seal, lilac, blue or chocolate colouring. They should also have sapphire coloured eyes.


What type of coat does an Birman have?

The Birman's coat is a medium length with a pale colour covering most of the body with dark points.


History of the Birman

The Birman began life in France back to Mme Leotardi. During World War II they were almost completely wiped out with only 2 surviving. The two Birman cats were cross breed with the likes of long haired cat breeds and Siamese to build their population back up. During the early 1950's the first litter of Birman kittens were born. In 1965 the breed was recognized in Britain, then by the CFA in 1966. The first Birman cats breed were seal point only with blue point being introduced by 1959. Between 1970 and 1980, more coloured Birman cats were added to the breed by English breeders.


Food the Birman eats

The Birman has no special dietary requirements other than a good healthy diet to maintain a high standard of life.

Is the Birman an indoor or outdoor cat?

The Birman can be either an indoor or outdoor cat. They will look after them selves if let out and will also adapt well to being kept inside.


Does the Birman have health problem?

The Birman has no breed related illnesses, however it doesn't hurt to have him or her cheeked by your vet yearly to keep up good health. For more Information about Birman cat breed, click here.

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