▷ The world of Pets: Dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, amphibians

Sacred Cat of Burma (Birman)
Federations: CFA, FIFé, ACF, LOOF

Birmano de pies blancos
Photo: hizapearls.com


Characteristics "Sacred Cat of Burma (Birman)"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a cat of the breed "Sacred Cat of Burma (Birman)" you know certain factors. You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.


Rated 3 out of 5
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Activity level

Rated 2 out of 5
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Friendliness to other pets

Rated 4 out of 5
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Friendliness to children

Rated 4 out of 5
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Grooming requirements

Rated 4 out of 5
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)


Rated 1 out of 5
1 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Need for attention

Rated 4 out of 5
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Affection towards its owners

Rated 4 out of 5
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)


Rated 5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)


Rated 3 out of 5
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)


Rated 2 out of 5
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)


Rated 3 out of 5
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)


The Sacred Cat of Burma (Birman) has recently appeared in Europe and its origin remains mysterious. It is said that some Englishmen brought a couple of cats from Burma from the so-called Lao-Tsun temple.

It is said that one such Mrs. Leotardi, In the south of france, was the owner of Madalpour doll, a burmese cat Seal point, exhibited in Paris in 1926, whose parents came from Burma and were given to him by a certain Mrs. Thadde-Haddish.

In fact, the first subjects would be the result of crossing a Siamese cat marked in white at the end of the legs with a longhair cat (angora the persian) practiced in the twenties, in the Nice region.

About 1930, the God of arakan, A male Seal point, became the star of feline shows.

After the Second World War, during which the race was about to disappear, blood infusions were made from a Persian cat colourpoint to limit inbreeding.

In 1950, the breed was renamed as Sacred Cat of Burma (Birman) to avoid confusion with the Burmese cat.

Introduced in the United States in 1959-1960 and in Great Britain in 1965, where it was recognized, this breed is very popular with the public and has great success.

Physical characteristics

Sacred Cat of Burma (Birman)
Sacred Cat of Burma (Birman)

The Sacred Cat of Burma he's a long and powerful guy. He is relatively burly, with one head wide and round with large ears and eyes deep, almost round, light blue.

The face it is not flattened and the nose is rather long and straight. The body is elongated and the legs are long..

The fur is long, silky, more dense in the neck. The belly has slightly curly hair.

A characteristic feature of this breed is the presence of symmetrical white markings on the legs., calls “gloves”.

Colors points: seal, blue, lilac, Red and cream. Tortoise shell of all colors, except red and cream.

Size and weight

  • Size: 30 cm.
  • Weight: Of 4 to 6 kg

Breed standard

The breed standards are documents produced by official bodies that list the conditions that a Burmese must meet to be fully recognized as belonging to the breed.:

Character and skills

"Sacred Cat of Burma (Birman)"

Gato Sagrado de Birmania (Birmano)
A Seal Point Birman Cat called Strofe – Kristin Kokkersvold, Copyrighted free use, via Wikimedia Commons

Halfway between the Persian and the Siamese, this cat is calm, balanced, neither passive nor exuberant.

Less docile than Persian, it is however calmer, quiet and less active than Siamese.

Kind, affectionate (especially the males), often a bit possessive, Can't stand indifference and less loneliness, although it seems a bit individualistic. His voice is soft.

He is sociable with his peers.

Playful, it is a nice companion for children. But he also likes peace and quiet.

Abroad, they are robust, athletic and great hunters.

The females., adults of about 7 months of age, They are mothers who are very concerned about their pups..


The maintenance of the coat is relatively easier than that of the Persian, since knots and tangles are rare.

In normal times, weekly brushing and combing is sufficient to maintain the coat. However, during the move, daily brushing and combing is necessary.

Videos "Sacred Cat of Burma (Birman)"

4/5 (1 Review)
Share with your friends !!

Leave a Comment