Birman(picture taken from this site.)
History Origins of Birman cat are not clear but they are believed to have originated in Burma where they were considered sacred. The modern History of Burman cat started in 1919 when a pair of Burman cat was brought to France from Burma. The male cat died during the journey but the female cat that was pregnant survived. The breed flourished and in 1925 the Birman was formally recognized in France. The Birman became recognized in England as a separate breed in 1966 and by The Cat Fanciers' Association in 1967.
Appearance The ideal Birman is a large, strongly built, elongated and stocky cat. They are colour pointed cats with long, silky hair and four pure white feet. Birmans are born pure white, and then develop color on the points. The shading of the legs comes later. Their hairs are not very thick. Birmans come in blue, chocolate, lilac and seal points.
Personality The Birmans are loving, gentle, active and playful with a docile, quiet demeanour and a soft-spoken voice. They are very intelligent and affectionate and generally greet visitors with curiosity rather than fear. Because of their soft temperament they are easy to handle and care. They get along very well with other pets