Life With A Burmese Cat
The Burmese Experience is described so beautifully by Joyce Seville in the Club’s leaflet ‘The Burmese in your Home’ that you will want to read every line and revel in her word pictures – ‘the distinctive quality of its coat, made for stroking … its unique qualities of temperament … it becomes an integral part of the family. A Burmese kitten has as much personality as the members of the household it is joining … each Burmese is an interesting individual.
Burmese are intensely social animals and assume that they are fully accepted in all aspects of human family life …The Burmese wants to help! … Burmese do not like to feel neglected … To entertain Burmese provide plenty of simply but amusing toys … Burmese owners talk of the mad half-hour … The need of Burmese cats for human company is immensely flattering and good for the ego … These qualities of temperament and character are allied to a sophisticated beauty.’
The Burmese is a strong, athletic and elegant cat, of foreign but not extreme type which is distinctive and quite individual to the breed. It has a close, even coat with a glossy, almost polished quality. At maturity males are large and handsome, females are more delicate and graceful, and the difference in weight between them may be as much as two or three pounds.
Burmese coat colours include:
Brown – the original Burmese colour, a rich warm seal brown
Blue – a soft blue-grey with a silver sheen on rounded areas
Chocolate – a warm milk chocolate
Lilac – a pale, delicate dove grey with a slight pinkish cast
Red – tangerine
Cream – cream with a distinct bloom on the head and back, giving a powdered effect
Brown Tortie – brown with shades of red
Blue Tortie – blue with shades of cream
Chocolate Tortie – chocolate with shades of red
Lilac Tortie – lilac with shades of cream