Known as the 'Sacred Birman', this historic breed is said to originate from Burma. Birmans have coloured mask, ears, legs and tail with pale body and white feet. The almost round eyes are deep blue. They have a strong broad and rounded head with full cheeks and chin, and long, massive body. They come in seal, blue, chocolate, lilac, red, cream, tortie and tabby point colours with toning pale body colour. They are gentle, very laid back, true "people" cats loving the company of both humans and felines: Birmans like to go outdoors, as a rule they are quite happy indoors and in your bed! Although soft and full, Birman coats are easy to manage, with a thorough weekly groom.