European Burmese is a very affectionate and intelligent
thrive on companionship and will want to be with you and
participate in everything you do.
They are inquisitive and playful,
even as adults. Expect
them to be in your lap whenever you sit down and expect them to
snuggle up next to you in bed.
European Burmese is a medium-sized
cat weighing 7 to 12 pounds. Females
normally weigh less than males. They
have far eastern origins and share the same original female of
the Burmese breed (Wong Mau). During
the 1940’s the British introduced a red gene and this is
responsible for the different directions the two breeds took.
The European Burmese is a shorthaired
cat. The coat is
silky soft and comes in an array of colors. The
coat colors have the same basic four colors of the Burmese
(i.e.: sable (brown); champagne (chocolate); platinum (lilac),
and blue), plus six added colors. The added colors are due to
the red gene: red sepia; cream sepia; sable (brown) tortie; champagne
(chocolate) tortie; platinum (lilac) tortie; and blue tortie.
The European Burmese body type is
elegant with gently rounded contours. They
are heavier than they look with solid muscles and strong
boning. Their eyes
are large, alert, and expressive. The
eyes range from yellow to amber. To be expected, with the eyes
being a different shape from the Burmese, the European Burmese
ear placement is also slightly different.
Like the Burmese, the European
Burmese makes a wonderful family pet. They enjoy learning
tricks and are easily trained to retrieve, high-5, roll over
etc. Anything you can teach a dog, you can teach a European
Burmese to do. If you want an interactive cat, this is the cat