Breed Standard by FIFe

The Birman is a color pointed cat with long silky hair and pure white gloves on the feet. The body is strongly built, elongated and stocky. The distinctive head has strong jaws, firm chin and medium length Roman nose. There should be good width between the ears, which are medium in size. The blue, almost round eyes are set well apart, giving a sweet expression to the face. The eye color is blue, the deeper and more vivid blue the better. The coat is medium long to long, silky in texture, with heavy ruff around the neck, slightly curly on stomach. This fur does not mat. Mask, ears, legs, and tail dense and clearly defined, all of the same shade.

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