LE CHAT RACES - ELEVAGE – MALADIES 1926
E LARIEUX & PH JUMAUD
The Birman Cat
Originating, as the Siamese from the Far
East the cat of Burma bred in the temples was severely
guarded and their sale is prohibited. However a few
years ago * M. Vanderbilt was able to acquire a couple whose issue currently
MORALS– These cats are sociable,
Intelligent, friendly and caressing in the same way as
dogs; there are exceptions and some subjects were
SIZE – These cats have long bodies. The
legs are thin and well proportioned. The weight of an
adult ranges from 3 to 4 kilos.
HEAD – is long with large erect ears
covert in felt like hair; the forehead is bulging. The
males have an odd cap of cream white between their eyes
in the manner of a griffin. The whiskers are long and
wiry. The eyes are intense royal blue, very mobile.
COAT- The hair length is half- angora and
separates on the back as if combed. Tailis very bushy
and forms a plume.
COLOUR- is that of the Siamese creamy
white, perhaps with golden tones. The mask, ears Tail
and legs are dark otter. All four legs are terminated by
white gloves which stop below the wrist.
TAIL- Never presenting with a nodule;
forms a long hairy plume raised and carried like a
REPRODUCTION & BREEDING – The breeding of
these subjects has always been particularly difficult.
The breeder should not count on more than one in ten.
For food these animals do very well on boiled fish and
cooked salad; others accept only raw meat.
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