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Our collection of Burmese cat images features champions and best of breed. Whether you are a specialist looking for stock images of breed examples, a designer looking for a striking picture, or you're simply a Burmese cat fan, we're confident we'll have the image you're looking for.

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Burmese cat overview

Developed originally in the USA and first imported to the UK in 1949. Imports can no longer be registered with GCCF to avoid importing the gene for cranial malformations which occur now in the USA. Championship status. Active, extremely friendly and sometimes boisterous. Can be noisy. Need little grooming.

Burmese foreign names

Burmees (Dutch), Burma (German), Burmés (Spanish)



Breed number/code

No 27 (GCCF) / BUR (FIFe)

Biological data

­ Brown (27)
Blue (27a)
Chocolate (27b)
Cream (27f)
Lilac (27c)
Red (27d)
Tortoiseshell (27e, 27g, 27h, 27j)
Eye colours
Self. The Burmese gene lightens the coat fractionally more on the body (especially underneath) than on the head, ears and tail.

Burmese cat links we are happy to endorse

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Burmese cat – Breed standard

The below links are external

Burmese cat references and further reading

Burmese Cat Club 
The Burmese Cat Society

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Featured image

Burmese cat photo by Sally Anne Thompson Animal Photography
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Photo © Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson

Burmese cats outdoors

Red burmese cats photo by Sally Anne Thompson Animal Photography
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Photo © Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson

Burmese kittens

Burmese kittens photo by Alan Robinson Animal Photography
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Photo © Animal Photography, Alan Robinson