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When was the Burmese cat discovered?

When was the Burmese cat discovered?

The Burmese breed first came to America in 1930 when Dr. Joseph Thompson of San Francisco brought a small walnut brown female cat from Burma. He named her Wong Mau and bred her to Siamese cats. Through selective breeding the unique solid brown colored coat, now known as Sable, was isolated.

Where did the Burmese cat originated?

Myanmar (Burma)
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When did the first Burmese cat come to the UK?

In 1958, the United Burmese Cat Fanciers (UBCF) compiled an American judging standard which has remained essentially unchanged since its adoption. Meanwhile, in the UK, interest in the breed was reviving. The cats which composed the new British breeding program were of a variety of builds, including some imported from America.

What’s the average life span of a Burmese cat?

Health issues. The incidence of flat-chested kitten syndrome was at one time believed to be particularly prevalent in the Burmese breed, but recent studies have cast some doubt on this hypothesis. A study funded by the UK Burmese Cat Club in 1980 was inconclusive. The breed has an average lifespan of 10 to 17 years.

How old was the oldest cat ever recorded?

She was the oldest cat ever recorded, according to the 2010 edition of Guinness World Records, when she died aged 38 years and 3 days.

What kind of coat does a Burmese cat have?

The coat of the Burmese is short and glossy. Darker shading on the points may be seen in kittens, but this shading disappears with age, producing richness in any of the accepted colors. While the accepted colors for Burmese have increased in the past few years, the vast majority of Burmese are still the traditional deep brown (sable).

What size are Burmese cats?

The male Burmese Cats weigh from 10-12 pounds. Females are slightly smaller and weigh from 8-10 pounds. The Burmese Cats have a solid, well-muscled, and athletic body. They are nicknamed as a “brick wrapped in silk” since when picked up they give off the feel of substantial weight.

What color is a Burmese cat?

Originally, all Burmese cats were dark brown (sable), but are now available in a wide variety of colours; formal recognition of these also varies by standard. Both versions of the breed are known for their uniquely social and playful temperament and persistent vocalisation.

What are Burmese kittens?

The Burmese is a sweet-faced feline with a medium build. It has a short-haired coat with a beautiful sheen and a muscular body that carries surprisingly heavy weight for its size. A friendly kitty who enjoys your lap as well as your bed, the Burmese makes ample demands on your attention with emphatic purring.