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Feline Breed Spotlight: Birman

The Birman cat is also known as the The Sacred Cat of Burma. How this breed came to be is unknown, theories suggest they by may be a result of cross breeding various Siamese, Persian and Angora cats. These cats were imported from Burma to France, where breeding programs established the breed. This breed was almost completely wiped out during World War II, only 2 cats were alive at the end of the war. Breeding programs then started out-crossing with Persian and Siamese cats to rebuild the breed. Birman cats were first imported to the United States in 1959 and were recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association in 1967.

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