Burmese cat (sacred burma)
The origin of the Burmese cat, as befits an eastern beauty, is shrouded in mystery. According to a popular legend, these cats descend from sacred temple animals, several individuals of which came to France at the beginning of the twentieth century. Active breeding work was interrupted by the Second World War, after which only a few cats survived. To restore the breed used Persian and Siamese breeds of cats. The Burmese breed has combined all the advantages inherent in cats of both breeds, and has become a real masterpiece.
Burmese sacred cat belongs to the semilong-haired cats. Such a long official name is most likely due to the fact that there is another, completely different breed of cats, which could be called Burmese. The short-haired cat Burmese also breeds from cats exported from Burma.
The Burmese cat is a rather large animal with a slightly elongated body, short legs and rounded paws. The tail is not long, elegant and very fluffy. The head is round, medium-sized ears with rounded tips are set fairly wide. Eyes slightly oval, bright blue. The coat is very soft and silky, with almost no undercoat, on a body of medium length, with a lush collar and fluffy panties.
The Burmese sacred cat has a point color typical of Siamese cats, with one significant difference. She has snow-white gloves on all legs, which ideally should be symmetrical, and on the hind legs form so-called “V” spurs on the reverse side.
The small size of the breed is due to the complexity of breeding, as even parents with ideal appearance can be born kittens without gloves.
Despite the long hair, burma does not require any time consuming care. Silky fur does not tangle, and it is enough to comb it once a week with a brush with natural bristles. Burmese cat has excellent health and is not prone to overeating.
In addition to the magnificent appearance, Burma also has a wonderful character. These cats are tender and full of dignity, they love communication, but not intrusive, playful, but not prone to pranks. Like other representatives of the eastern breeds, the Burmese cat does not tolerate loneliness. If the owners are often not at home, she will be happy to spend time in the company of other pets.