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American Burmese

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American Burmese
origin:USA
weight:3 to 6 kg
size: Mediumfur type: short
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History [ edit ]

The Burmese is a cat breed developed in the USA by the middle of the 20th century. Burmeses were native of Burma, Thailand and Malaya and despite some of them having been imported into the western world along with Siameses, they never caught the interest of cat breeders which were dazzled by the Siamese striking appearance. In 1930 Joseph Thompson, a psychiatrist from San Francisco (California), imported a Burmese female called Wong Mau and with the help of two cat breeders and of a geneticist, embarked in a selective breeding programme. Wong Mau was crossed with a sealpoint Siamese male and became the foundation of all the two varieties of the modern Burmese. Descendants of Wong Mau were subsequently sent to Great Britain, were, due to lack of breeding stock, breeders had outcrossings again with Siameses. This gave origin to two different varieties of the Burmese, kbnow as the Burmese and the European Burmese, which, although looking differently and having two different standards, share a common ancestry. Both varieties have the same temperament, but The European Burmese has a more moderate look, obeying to the original standard for the Burmese, while the American Burmese has a more compact and round body and a shorter nose. However, the major difference is still the array of colours. The European Burmese come in ten colours while the American Burmese comes only in four colours. These two varieties cannot be mixed in a breeding programme.
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