CrystalBrook Burmese © TR Whitmore 2011

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CrystalBrook Burmese

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Appearance

The Burmese cat has ten main recognised colours in Australia, United Kingdom and Europe:

Brown - the original Burmese colour, a rich warm seal brown.

Blue - a soft blue-gray with a silver sheen.

Chocolate - a warm milk chocolate.

Lilac - a pale delicate dove gray with a pinkish cast.

Red - The fur colour is red-orange on the torso and melon-orange on the outer coat

Cream - cream with a distinct bloom on the head and back, giving a powdered effect.

Brown tortie - brown with shades of red.

Blue tortie - Blue with shades of cream.

Chocolate tortie - Chocolate with shades of red.

Lilac tortie - lilac with shades of cream.

Colours

The Burmese is a strong, athletic and elegant short haired cat that carry surprising weight for its size and has often been described as "brick wrapped in silk." It has a fine, close, even, and glossy coat . Their coats are very short, satin-like in texture, and generally require little grooming other than daily petting. At maturity males are large, the females are more delicate and graceful, and the difference in weight between them may be two or three pounds.

The Burmese is a compactly built cat with a small round head and wide-set eyes which are yellow or golden. A Burmese's tail is tapered. The European Burmese is an elegant yet not so fragile cat. It is medium sized, has good bone structure and muscular development and very expressive eyes. The major difference between these breeds is the colours.