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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 exist.

MORALS– These cats are sociable, Intelligent, friendly and caressing in the same way as dogs; there are exceptions and some subjects were particularly wild.

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 squirrel.  

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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