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Burmese cat, “born in the USA"But bred all over the world and also very popular, it is an animal with a characteristic appearance, it will take a little, a few lines and a few images, to learn to recognize it. Initially it existed only in brown, over the years and with the increase in its fans, it has "mounted its head" and has begun to range between the various colors seen on other cats. So here's the Burmese cat color chocolate, blue, lilac, red, cream, tortie, fawn, cinnamon. As a breed, we started quite recently to create that Burmilla.
Burmese cat: origins
Although born quite recently, on paper, the Burmese cat it has rather mysterious origins in complicated overlapping intersections behind. The first documents that speak of animals similar to him date back to 1700, suggesting the presence already in those days of cats with shiny and brown coats, baptized Sulapak or also Thon Daeg: they would be, for many, the ancestors of the Burmese.
More certain news arrives in 1930 when the American James Thompson from Rangoon he imports into his San Francisco an elegant female with a shiny brown coat named Wong Mau. Judged as a weird specimen of Siamese, brown, at her first cat show she does not collect the least success, but then she will take her revenge. Thompsoon, too.
After crossing it with a Siamese chocolat point and with various other cats of the following litters he gets kittens of three different colors. THE “Siamese-like”, Some of a homogeneous brown color and a third type with darker ends. The latter are the founders of the breed of Burmese cat. As soon as their peculiarity is seen, a serious selection program begins, the crossings with other similar but imported cats continue, and some "Classic" Siamese, until it is understood that the coloring is linked to gene Burmese (cb).
The official recognition of the Burmese Cat it happens years later, in 1936, and we have to wait a long time, until 1953, to see him admitted to the championship. The landing in Europe, through the Great Britain, of this particular and much loved breed, it happens between the fifties and the sixties, from that moment on it depopulated without borders that could stem its success.
Black Burmese cat
Before describing the standard of the Burmese cat it should be noted that there are several, passing from the United States to Great Britain and the rest of Europe. We can therefore take into account that the American version has a rounder and more robust build, large and slightly protruding eyes while the British is more "British" therefore more slender and with more regular features. Finally the European Burmese Cat resembles the British but more relaxed in being and acting.
Beyond the geographical nuances, we can speak of a cat with an average size whose females weigh approximately 3.5 - 4 kg, males a little more. The body remains well proportioned, muscular and strong, with a deep chest and slender limbs ending in oval legs.
The head of the Burmese cat it appears slightly elongated but with prominent cheekbones that accompany large and widely spaced eyes, sometimes even protruding without disturbing. The ears of this breed are tilted forward, broad at the base and rounded at the tip. Let's move on to tail: it is tapered and with a rounded tip, of medium length.
Thinking about the Burmese cat we must not imagine the light and slender lines typical of oriental cats, not even the robustness of European colleagues, he is a middle ground born overseas. To the already wide range of types, the semi-long hair one has recently been added: welcome “Tiffany”.
Burmese sable cat
The mantle of the Burmese cat has different colors, it is thought of as black, as we have seen before, but in truth it can also be brown, blue, chocolate, lilac, red, cream, cinnamon and tortie. And then there is the Burmese Sable Cat, the most common, of very intense color, warm and dark brown. The "silver" nuance is the latest variety with a particular taste.
Beyond the tint, the coat of the Burmese cat it has very evident distribution characteristics that distinguish it from other breeds: the base color is one but varies in intensity from area to area. The lower part of the body, for example, tends to be lighter than the back and legs. The extremities in turn can show themselves in contrast but only slightly because the the final result must give the idea of uniform.
Only puppies can break these rules of the coat standard: only they are allowed to wear unintended stains, the white hair or streaks but only up to six months of life. With the growth, before the year, the Burmese cat it becomes darker than when it was born and within two years it appears as it will remain permanently.
Burmese cat: character
The hair has enchanted us but it is not the only wonder that the Burmese cat reserve: his nature is enviable. It is a sweet and adorable animal, capable of becoming very fond of its owner, so much so that it follows him throughout the house, reiterating that he loves him very much and wants endless pampering. It can be sticky, but kittens can always "transgress" a cat and that touch of feline independence keeps it alive.
Affectionate, active and playful even when adult and sterilized, the Burmese cat is very intelligent and he is not ashamed of it, as he does not even have problems asking for attention constantly. It is a breed for people who want a cat - dog, in fact they are animals that suffer if left alone for a long time and who are very happy in the company of other cats and dogs.
A character like that if not at all good for lonely and anaffective people, is perfect for children, with whom the Burmese cat is able to be without creating problems. The same is true in the case of small rooms: it adapts and plays close to us anyway.
Burmese cat: breeding
Being a rather widespread cat it should be quite easy to find those who breed it, in Italy or at least in Europe. Once found, it is an animal that does not require too much care, also due to the fact that it has no undercoat to comb and keep it soft. For the already shiny coat of its own, just a few strokes with a soft brush or a glove slightly moistened with water and vinegar.
To keep monitored, without anxiety, even the ears, also cleaning them with specific products while the nails are trimmed. When we go in search of ours Burmese cat between farms, it is good to know that specimens with golden-yellow eyes, devoid of traces of green or blue, they are the most sought after and appreciated. Probably also the most expensive.
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