Standard FIFE:

Cat II ( midi long fur ) EMS code: SBI

General : Medium in size

Head :

Shape Strong boning
Forehead Slightly rounded
Cheeks Full , somewhat rounded
Nose medium length without stop,but with a slight indentation
Chin Firm

ears :

Shape small with rounded tips    
Placement :Set slightly tipped, not too upright on the skull with good width between


Shape :Not quite round, slightly oval    
Colour :Deeep blue


Slightly long body. Males must be more massive than females

Legs :

Short and strong.
Paws rounded
Gloves The special feature of the Birman is it's white feet, called "gloves" on both front and hind feet. These gloves must be absolutely pure white. They should stop at the articulation or at the transition of toes to metacarpels, over which they should not extend. Slightly longer white gloving on hind feet can be tolerated. On the back of the hind feet the white gloves end in points. The ideal "gauntlets" end in inverted V's and extend ½ to ¾ of the way up the hock. Lower or higher gauntlets are acceptable but should not go up beyond the hock. It's important that the gloves are equally long and show a symmetry of white on either the two front or two hind feet, or even better, on all four feet

tail :

medium lenght, forming a plume  .

Coat :

  Long to semi-long, according to the actual parts of the body: short on the face, gradually growing longer on the cheeks to a full frill, long on back and flanks. Silky texture. Little undercoat.

Presenta tutte le caratteristiche conosciute nei gatti a punte colorate, ma tutti e quattro i piedi sono bianchi (guanti).
Le punte includono muso, orecchie, gambe, coda e genitali.

Shows all characteristics known from the colourpointed cats, but 4 feet are white (gloves). The points include the face, ears, legs, tail and genitals. The points shall be even and in good contrast to the body colour. The body colour and colour of the tummy is a very pale eggshell; the back is golden beige in all varieties. Only in adult cats the colour of points and body are fully developed

The Birman shows a special morphology which is unique for the breed

faults :



  • Incomplete pigmentation of noseleather
  • up of the white on the sides, or the reverse sides of the gloves of front and/or hind feet (known as "runners") Absence of "gauntlets" on hind feet
  • Pure white or coloured patches on the chest or the stomach 
  • White patching in the coloured area's or the reverse. A white patch on the genitals




EMS code


Seal point SBI n
Blu point SBI a
Chocolat point SBI b
Lilac point SBI c
Red point SBI d
Creme point SBI e
Seal tortie point SBI f
Blu tortie point SBI g
Chocolat tortie point SBI h
Lilac tortie point SBI j
Tabby Point :



EMS code


Seal tabby point SBI n 21
Blu tabby point SBI a 21
Chocolat tabby point SBI b 21
Lilac tabby point SBI c 21
Red tabby point SBI d 21
Creme tabby point SBI e 21
Seal tortie tabby (torbie) point SBI f 21
Blu tortie tabby (torbie) point SBI g 21
Chocolat tortie tabby (torbie) point SBI h 21
Lilac tortie tabby (torbie) point SBI j 21


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