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The Legend of the Birman Cat
The Birman cat is a beautiful breed of cat that is believed to
have come from the country of Burma, where it was kept as the pet
of trusted priests. According to legend, the guardians of Burmese
temples were actually cats that had long white hair and yellow eyes.
The goddess of the main temple had blue eyes. In this legend, the
head priest was killed during an attack and one of the guardian
cats placed its paws on him. Suddenly, the cat's white fur became
golden and its eyes turned as blue as those of the goddess of the
temple. Seven days after this occurred, the guardian cat died.
Aside from the legend, the known history of the Birman cat is that
a pair of these cats were shipped from Burma to France in the early
1900s. While the male cat did not survive the journey, the female
arrived safely and was actually pregnant at the time of arrival.
This established the Birman cat in the western world and the French
cat registry began to recognize this cat as a distinct breed in
1925. England and the Cat Fanciers' Association took a bit more
time to recognize the breed, with England recognizing it in 1966
and the CFA recognizing it in 1967.
Description and Birman Cat Personality
The Birman cat is often large and long, with long hair. The hair
has a silky texture and does not become matted. The face, legs,
and tail are darker in color than the rest of the body with seal
point, blue point, and chocolate point popular. The Birman cat has
pure white feet and a full chin. In terms of personality, the Birman
cat is a wonderful pet. If you are busy, the cat will not bother
you. If you have time to play, the Birman cat is active and playful.
The Birman would make a wonderful pet for people of all ages and
adapts well to most households.
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Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina,
North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,
South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia,
Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Denmark, Finland,
France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal,
Russia, Spain, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sweden, Switzerland, United
Kingdom, United States, North America, South American, Europe, Southeast
Asia, Japan, Australia, New Zealand. If your location is not here,
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