Breed Profile


For a strikingly unusual cat, it is hard not to fall in love with the Birman, or 'Sacred Cat of Burma' as it is known in its native country.

This cat carries itself with much poise and 'wears' a pale coloured coat, dark face, ears, tail and legs with white 'gloves' on its feet. Its eyes are a beautiful, deep sapphire-blue. In fact, these cats are born from a famous legend that explains away their unique colouring.

One hundred pure white cats lived in the Burmese temple of Lao-Tsun but one night the temple was raided and the oldest priest was killed. His pure white cat, Sinh, jumped on the body of his master and the priest's soul entered the cat. As it did so, the white hair of his body became golden (similar to the temple goddess), his legs, face, ears and tail became earth coloured and his paws remained white as a symbol of purity.

Now with a romantic tale like that - who wouldn't want to own this cat!

While regular grooming is essential, their glorious coat is more silky than fluffy and rarely matts, making it relatively easy to maintain.

These cats are softly spoken and are a lot more active than Persians, but less active and talkative than Siamese cats, making them an ideal breed for children or anyone looking for an exotic, indoor pet.

Recommended Breeders

Breeder NameKennelState 
Danielle Spearing Birmilska NSW Contact
Louise Evans Kiamba NSW Contact
Judy Lewis Metinka QLD Contact
Debra Saunders Kriska NSW Contact
Pam Coyte Minosa NSW Contact
Nicole and Kevin Brown Gramar QLD Contact
Lisa Siladyi Marliska NSW Contact
Jenifer Winterbine Peloux VIC Contact
Jessica Forster Sharvic VIC Contact
Barbara Patterson Kimbara NSW Contact
Margaret Sim Bima NSW Contact
Jan Gay Arklan TAS Contact
Leesa Sewell LeeSachi NSW Contact
Patricia Bode Sharnimaine Border Collies And Golden Retreivers Australian Capital Territory Contact
Sue Dibella Elstead TAS Contact
Carol Cootes Bindura ACT Contact
fiona refalo fionella NSW Contact
Karen Arthur Katarthome Birmans VIC Contact
Gail Carter Calamurra SA Contact
Carol Houston Kiramyst TAS Contact
Melissa Hepburn Blueknox NSW Contact
julie dervan Jacet QLD Contact
Debbie Smith Charmed QLD Contact
brett bode Sharnimaine NSW Contact
Margaret Elford Fureverags WA Contact
Barbara Novic Myrurgia NSW Contact
Michelle Grayson Jazmena NSW Contact
Derina McLaughlin MaisondeChat NSW Contact
Veronica Newman Blaxhaven VIC Contact
Zarsha Goodyer Arielina NSW Contact
Chris McNulty Boycellie NSW Contact
Lesmar Debrincat brincatbirmans QLD Contact
chloe Edwards Lunn Soft as Silk VIC Contact
Stephanie Fuller Ilysei NSW Contact
veronica siviour shaquada SA Contact
Sophia Kevans STARI NSW Contact
Sharyn Frazer arynbeth VIC Contact
Narelle Benbow Enchanting Australian Capital Territory Contact
Gemma Francis AmmegSacred QLD Contact
Tricia Erridge Hoshiko QLD Contact
Nicole Brown Gramar QLD Contact
Holly Coupe Lucylulu QLD Contact
Lesley Freemann Eldorado VIC Contact
Denise Figg BOBBYSOCKS QLD Contact
Janet Doust Glamara NSW Contact
Lesley Gaze Spellbound Cattery of Tasmania TAS Contact
Sandy Fairchild Jodalyn QLD Contact
Loraine Smith Borealis VIC Contact
Saandy Fairchild Akissi QLD Contact

*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality kittens of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or kitten or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their kittens and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or kitten.



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