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Helig Birma

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Helig Birma

  1. 1. Sacred Birman Seminar in Göteborg <ul><li>2010-05-22 </li></ul>
  2. 2. General <ul><li>Size </li></ul><ul><ul><li>medium in size </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Body (20 p) <ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>slightly long body. Males must be more massive than females. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Body
  5. 5. Legs <ul><li>Legs - Short and strong </li></ul><ul><li>Paws - Rounded </li></ul>
  6. 6. Tail (10 p) <ul><li>Tail </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Of medium length, forming a plume. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Head (20 p) <ul><li>Shape </li></ul><ul><ul><li>strong bone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Forehead </li></ul><ul><ul><li>slightly rounded </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cheeks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>full, somewhat rounded </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>of medium length without stop, but with a slight indentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>firm </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Head/profile (1)
  9. 9. Head/profile (2)
  10. 10. Head/profile (3)
  11. 11. Ears <ul><li>Shape </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rather small with rounded tips </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Placement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>set slightly tipped, not too upright on the skull with good width between </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Ears
  13. 13. Eyes (5 p) <ul><li>Shape </li></ul><ul><ul><li>not quite round, slightly oval </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Colour </li></ul><ul><ul><li>deep blue </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Eyes
  15. 15. Coat <ul><li>Structure (10 p) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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 the back and the flanks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Silky texture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Little undercoat. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Colour (10 p) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shows all characteristics known from the Siamese pointed cats, but all four feet are white (gloves). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The points include the face, ears, legs, tail and genitals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The points shall be even and in good contrast to the body colour. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The body colour and colour of the belly is very pale eggshell; the back is golden beige in all varieties. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only in adult cats are the colour of the points and the body colour fully developed. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Faults <ul><li>Coat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pure white or coloured patches on the chest or the belly </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Faults precluding the certificate <ul><li>Nose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>incompletely pigmented nose leather </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Legs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>creeping up of the white on the sides or the reverse sides of the gloves of front and/or hind feet (known as ”runners”) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>absence of ”gauntlets” on the hind feet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>white patching in the coloured areas or the reverse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a white patch on the genitals </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Faults precluding the certificate
  19. 19. Gloves (5+5+5+5=20 p) <ul><li>The special feature of the Sacred Birman is the white feet, called ”gloves”, on both the front and hind feet. </li></ul><ul><li>These gloves must be absolutely pure white. They should stop at the articulation or at the transition of toes to metacarpals, over which they should not extend. Slightly longer white gloves on the 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 beyond the hock. It is 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. </li></ul>
  20. 20. &quot;Birman Markings Guide&quot; <ul><li>by Nora & Ron Thayer, www.birman.net with permission </li></ul><ul><li>The markings on a show quality cat must meet a very strict standard. The Feet are the only place on a Birman that has white (white anywhere but the feet is a disqualifying fault in all associations). They must fit approximately within the high / low limits shown below. They must be nearly even on both feet (front feet and back). Birmans that don't meet this standard can be used for breeding or are pets. This is why the Breeders can tell if some of their kittens are pets soon after the color starts to come in (Birman kittens are born white). The markings however are just the start, like every other breed of cat we must meet body / head shape / size / coat and many other parts of the CFA breed standard </li></ul>
  21. 22. Birman markings
  22. 23. Birman markings
  23. 24. Seal/-tabbypoint
  24. 25. Blue/-tabbypoint
  25. 26. Chocolate/-tabbypoint
  26. 27. Lilac/-tabbypoint
  27. 28. Red/-tabbypoint
  28. 29. Creme/-tabbypoint
  29. 30. Sealtortie/-tabbypoint
  30. 31. Bluetortie/-tabbypoint
  31. 32. Chocolatetortie/-tabbypoint
  32. 33. Lilactortie/-tabbypoint

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