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The Burmese cat. Standards

The European Burmese line of cats

The American Burmese line of cats

Head

A short oblique wedge with wide cheek-bones and jaws, strong chin, with a slightly rounded upper part between the ears. The nose with a noticeable transition to the forehead. The cheeks are well-developed among he-cats.

Rounded, with rounded outlines of all parts and absence of plain surfaces, with wide cheek-bones and jaws, strong rounded chin, with slightly rounded upper part between ears. The neck is short, muscular. The nose is with a well noticeable transition into the forehead. The cheeks are well-developed among he-cats.

Ears

Medium in size, with little rounded tips, tilting slightly forward, broad at the base, wide set. The outer line of the ears continues the shape of the upper muzzle.

Medium in size, with little rounded ends, tilting slightly forward, a little unfold to the side, wide ear set, set wide.

Eyes

Big, wide open, bright, shiny, set far apart. The upper line of the eyes go to the nose according to an “eastern type”, with rounded aperture.

Big, round, bright, shiny, set far and wide apart

The color of the eyes

All the tinctures of yellow, the greater the depth of color the better.

All the tinctures of yellow, the greater the depth of color the better.

The body

Medium in size, strong, muscular, tight, with wide and well-rounded chest, elegant proportions. The straight line of the back from the shoulder part to the edge bone. The extremities are strong, but not powerful, slightly elongated. The paws are oval.

Medium in size, strong, muscular, tight, with wide and well-rounded chest, elegant proportions. The straight line of the back from the shoulder part to the edge bone. The extremities are muscular with a powerful skeleton, middle length. The paws are round. It is possible for he-cats to have some lengthiness of the body.

Tail

Medium in size, straight, not thick at the base, tapering slightly to a rounded tip.

Medium in size, straight, not thick at the base, tapering slightly to a rounded tip.

Fur

Short, thin, shiny, flat, almost without undercoat, the texture is satin-like.

Short, thin, shiny, flat, almost without an undercoat, the texture is satin-like.

Admitted colors

Brown, chocolate, blue, lilac, red, cream, and all the listed colors in tortie.

Note: in all color varieties are the underparts of the body paler than back and legs. The kittens and the young animals can have the tiger tabby and a little bit lighter color of the body. The color markings have a poor contrast, in general are the same in color. All the colors except for the red and cream have no stripes and tabby.

Sable, champagne (warm beige color, transient to light-golden brownish color on the body), blue and platinum (light silver-grey color with a light colors of lilac). All the colors, except for the color champagne, the color transitions between the body and muzzle, ears, paws, tail is almost unnoticeable, the brightening of the fur is not assumed.

The failures

Too round or elongated head, flat cheek-bones, the absence of a well-expressed transition to the forehead, big or small ears, oval eyes, long tail.

The elongated head, flat cheek-bones, the absence of a well-expressed transition to the forehead, big or small ears, elongated nose, green or oval eyes, light weighted body ( the “eastern type”), long tail, an extra lighted fur on the external and dorsal sides of the extremities.

Note: the lightening of the fur is possible for kittens of the age of 9 months.

Disqualifying features

The wrong fur, pinch, round, almond-shaped, small and close-disposed eyes, general disqualifying features, the proves of the hybrid with other breeds.

The wrong fur, pinch, round, almond-shaped, small and close-disposed eyes, blue eyes, an extra lighted fur on the body, general disqualifying features, the proves of the hybrid with other breeds.

Шкала баллов

Head

20

Head

30

Eyes

25

Eyes

-

Body

20

Body, tail

30

Fur

15

Fur

10

Color

20

Color

30

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