Burmese cats with compact and muscular mid-length legs and tail, as well as short, subtle, glossy layers. The American variety is rounded, while the European variety is square. The original Burmese temple cats came from Siam. In the early 1900s, Americans started breeding their own version known as the American Burmese. The European breed started in England in 1945 when soldiers returning from Burma bought their cats from Burma.
Burma: lucky, beautiful and wonderful appearance in Thai language. Originally this cat was only brown, but recently because of selective breeding years, American Burma cats are available in many colors; Sable, Blue, Champagne, Sable Tortie, Cinnamon and Platinum. And European cats in Burma receive six more colors; Red, Cream, Seal Tortie, Blue Tortie, Chocolate Tortie and Lila Tortie.
Although American and European varieties are very similar, there are tiny differences. American Burma cats are still rounded and more compact with tilting eyebrows and gold eyes. The rounded shape was a later development that sometimes proved deadly due to the inherent deformity of the skull. European Burmese Cats are angular and muscular with a wedge-shaped head with vertical ears with yellow-amber eyes that are slightly oblique. In both temperaments, both species are smart, affectionate, loyal and friendly, and enjoy the human companionship. They are ideal for pet pets and need little care.
The Burmese Cats came from Siam, nowadays in Thailand, and beyond this area, while Burma occupied Siam. In 1871 a couple of Siamese cats were introduced at the Crystal Palace cat show. These cats were very similar to American Burma cats, but there were typical Siam markings. In England, the first Burmese cats were considered to be chocolate sausages, then in 1955 the first blue Burmese was born, and in the next decade a red, creamy and tortoise turtle kitten. In America, the primary color is brown (also known as champagne) and the first purple kitty was born in 1971, and in the 1980s platinum and blues accepted the registration.