The origin of the Birman is surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend, it is said that the breed is descended from an ancient population of white cats hosted by Lao Tsun. One day the temple was attacked by robbers who killed the old lama. As soon as the cat saw his beloved master lying on the ground, it jumped on the body of the master watching intently the goddess how to ask revenge. Then came a magical transformation: its clothes became golden as a statue of the goddess, eyes blue as sapphires,the face, ears and tail assumed the dark color of the earth and so was born the Birman.
The Birman cat is calm, with good-natured and docile temperament. It’s very pleasant to live with this cat, is friendly, intelligent and gets on well with its similar and dogs. It has a very loving nature, loves company and hates lonelyness. It is perfectly adapted to life in apartment and it is not noisy.