A cat of mystery and legend, the Birman is a color pointed cat with long silky hair and four pure white feet. It is strongly built, elongated and stocky, neither svelte nor cobby. The blue, almost round eyes are set well apart, giving a sweet expression to the face.

The ideal Birman is a large, long stocky cat. It has long silky hair, not as thick as that of the Persian, and is of a texture that doesn't mat. The color of the coat is light, preferably with a golden cast, as if misted with gold. The "points" - face, legs and tail - are darker and sometimes patterned.

More about the Birman ...

CHARACTERISTICS: Stocky body with white feet and point color pattern; easy to groom coat of intermediate length
PERSONALITY: Sweet and affectionate

The Birman personality is marvelous - gentle, active, playful, but quiet and unobtrusive if you are busy with other things.

More about the Birman personality ...

Top 10 Breed Popularity Ranking
2009 1999 1989 1979
9 7 10 14

Breed Photo Credit: Copyright ©Chanan

Return to breed listing.


Contact Us


Share with your followers.

For Kids ... About Cats

The Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc.
This program is supported by
The Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc.


Cat Care | You and Your Cat | Cats in Need | Cat Breeds | Catnip Center | Boutique | About Us

CFA | Privacy Policy

©CatsCenterstage 2010-2016
This program is supported by The Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc.