Burmese (Thai: ศุภ ลักษณ์ RTGS: Suphalak meaning fortunate, beautiful, and splendid appearance) is a kind of cats are divided into two sub groups: Burmese Burmese American and English (and not to be confused with "Sacred Burma cat," is concerned, see Birman ). The most modern Burmese are the descendants of a female cat named Wong Mau, who was taken from Burma to the United States in 1930. Registrar of cats that do not recognize the split between the two groups, but they are not officially refer to the type developed by British cat breeders as the European Burmese .
Originally, Burmese cats were exclusively brown dark (black color), but years of selective breeding has produced a variety of colors. Different societies have different rules about which counted as Burmese. Burmese cat known for its sociable and friendly with humans, and very smart. They are also very vocal, and often call for the owners.
Received eye color to breed is gold or yellow. Known as a glossy coat, with a satin like finishing. Like most short hair, does not require additional treatment. Form of the English breed more moderate, but not to be Oriental, while the American breed is more robust in build. Pedigree cats live longer than large, they often reach 16 to 18 years. Burmese are small to medium size breed and tend to be around 4-6 kg of body weight.
Burmese are vocal like the Siamese but have softer, sweeter meows. They are very dear and enjoy the company, to be oriented breed who form a strong bond with their owners and are attracted to human activity. Burmese require appropriate amount of human attention, not as free as other ethnic groups and is not suitable to be left alone for a long time. Cat Breeders' Association (CFA) breed information on the Burmese implies that all survival instinct flight or fight seems to have been bred from them. However, other sources noted that, while rarely aggressive with humans, Burmese cats can defend themselves well against other cats, even those bigger than themselves.
Keeping cats Burmese-like interests and energy throughout their adulthood. They have a number of features such as dogs, often learn to play to take and tag. Burmese good with children and dogs. They are suitable as a cat breed in the room, usually will stay more comfortable if kept in a room and feel comfortable moving in the car.
As a result of separate breeding programs, British Burmese different from American Burmese. Developing English tends to be more Oriental, more triangular face, while the American Burmese chubby and round the body, head, eyes, and feet. Has a real cheek and snout full of short, sometimes called "pug-like". On the type of English, both "cobbiness" American Burmese and Siamese influence long seen clearly in the breed today is considered serious, and even cancellation of errors.
Since the difference other than a black / brown was there, there has been conflict in the world of difference cats prefer to be Burmese. In England, all the colors under the House leadership is recognized by Cat Fancy, the results of British cat associations. In the United States, the color depends on the cat received at the registry of registered cats. For example, luxury Cat Association recognizes only the first four colors below. All varieties should gradually overshadowing from darker backs to lighter hamsters. There should be no restrictions or patches.
- Brown (British, AUS)), Sable (USA), Seal (NZ)
- Blue (gray)
- Chocolate (English) or Champagne (USA)
- Lilac (English) or Platinum (U.S.)
- Brown Tortoiseshell
- chocolate Tortoiseshell
- lilac Tortoiseshell
- blue Tortoiseshell
Variants with more limited recognition:
- cinnamon tortie
- fawn tortie
- carmel tortie
variety of experimental
A new color mutations have emerged in line Burmese who grew up in New Zealand and trial breeding program began in 2007 to reproduce the color of the new Burmese and learn more about them. This color is called color pigment and dark brown in fading the cats' coats as they grow while still an orange pigment.