Our Birmans

The Birman is a strongly boned cat, solid and muscular, with a distinctive head and medium length Roman nose. The coat is long, silky and of a texture that does not mat. The most distinctive features are the gloves and gauntlets, the white feet that set the Birman apart from all other pointed breeds of cat. Birmans are gentle but playful, quiet but fun loving and are ideal companion cats for any household.

Our Birmans are much loved members of the family. They live indoors with us and are first and foremost our pets. Our main pleasure is showing them and they have done us proud.

All of our kittens are born and raised underfoot, so that they are used to household noises and are well handled and socialised.


The Birman Legend

Centuries ago, the Khmer people of Asia built beautiful temples of worship, to pay homage to their gods. In the Temple of Lao-Tsun was a statue of a golden goddess with sapphire blue eyes, who watched over the transmutation of souls. The Temple also housed 100 pure white cats, who were cared for by the priests.

Mun-Ha, one of the most beloved of priests – whose beard had been braided with gold by the great god Son-Khio, often knelt in meditation before the golden goddess, Tsyn-Kyan-Kse. Mun-Ha loved one of these beautiful white cats, called Sinh. The cat was always at the priest’s side, gazing at the brilliant goddess, as his master prayed.

One night, as the moon rose and Mun-Ha was kneeling before the sacred goddess, raiders attacked the Temple and the priest was killed. At the moment of Mun-Ha’s death, Sinh placed his feet upon his fallen master and faced the golden goddess. Immediately the fur on his white body was as golden as the light radiating from the Idol: her sapphire eyes became his own, his ears, legs, face and tail took the on the colour of the fertile earth – but where his feet rested gently on his master, they remained white – thus denoting purity. On seeing this change the remaining priests were given the courage to defeat the raiders.

The next morning the Temple radiated with the transformation of the 99 other white Temple cats which like Sinh, had taken on the golden hue, sapphire blue eyes, brown points and pure white feet. Sinh, the Golden Cat of Burma never left the throne after his master’s death taking neither food nor drink. Seven days later he too died, carrying with him into Paradise the soul of his beloved master Mun-Ha.