There is a sequel of a legend supported by real facts and defined in the adventure novel “His majesty the cat” by French writer Marcet Baudoin-Crevoisier, a man loving Birmans and their breeder.

This novel describes possible origin of Birmans in Europe. The version is that an American millionaire travelling in the far East, Mr. Vanderbilt sent those cats to France.

Birmans are ideal family cats.

Today Birmans considered as an elite breed. They differ from other breeds by their appearance, charm and character. Birmans become part of family very quickly, they have good deal with children because of their social nature.

Birmans are loving animals who may prefer to sit beside their human, lay upon their human’s lap or sit on their human’s head at 4 o’clock in the morning! Generally a soft spoken cat, a Birman will let you know when attention is needed. They need your love and personal contact.

These cats are very curious and pay your attention when you’re doing a homework. Birmans are also very sociable with your guests.

“When I’m asked. What breed to choose, I often advise to choose Birman because of its exclusive features. Birman is very sociable, likes children, takes part in family life: by character perhaps the best breed for family” – Madeline Boyer, French breeder.

“They are differ from the other breeds in communication: quiet, not obtrusive and may speak anly by look” – Julia Ferry – Italian breeder.

Sacred Birmans are the brilliant achievement of French breeders. Sacred Cat of Burma is a fine breed cat with a fascinating appearance. Its magnetic look, sweet expression and charming appearance are due to a rigorous standard which make selecting this breed very difficult.

The main feature distinguishing this breed from the others is the presence of gloves, the fingers of all paws have white fur. It’s the only white part of the body. “Perfect” gloves are difficult to obtain in kittens even though their parents are within upper and lover limits. This makes the breeding of show quality cats even more difficult.

Beside the gene responsible for white fur may bring tufts of white fur also on other parts of body.

Birman is very rare breed in Russia. They are not well known here. So, we hope that Sacred Birmans Club will appear in Russia soon.


In a temple built on the sides of Mount Lugh, lived in prayer the very holy Kittah Mun-Ha, great Lama holy of holies, the one of which the God, Song Hio himself, has braided his golden beard. Not a minute, not a glance, not a thought of his life was not dedicated to the adoration, contemplation, and holy service of Tsun Kyan-Kse, the Goddess with the sapphire eyes, the one who presided over the transmigration of souls, the one who permits the Kittahs to live again in a holy animal for the duration of its animal existence, before taking again a haloed body with the full and holy perfection of the great priests. Near him was meditating Sinh, his dear oracle, an all-white cat whose eyes were yellow from the reflection of the golden whiskers of his master and from the golden body of the Goddess with the heavenly eyes; Sinh, the cat to advise, whose ears, nose, tail and extremites of his legs were dark like the color of the earth, mark of the stain and impurity of all that touches or can touch the ground.

One night raiders attacked the temple and Mun-Ha was mortally wounded. At the moment of the Mun-Ha’s ath, Sinh placed his feet on his master, and faced the Goddess. That is when the miraculous transformation took place. Sinh’s white fur took on a golden glow, reflecting the golden Goddess. His eyes became as blue as hers. His face, ears, legs and tail remained the brown of the earth, but his four paws, touching the white hair of his beloved master became pure white – as a symbol of purity. The other priests watched the transformation in awe and were inspired to fend off the attackers.

Seven days later Sinh died, taking the soul of Mun-Ha to paradise. And when seven days later, the assembled priests consulted before the statue to decide on the succession of Mun-Ha, all the cats of the temple ran up. All were dressed in gold with white gloves and all had eye color changed from yellow to deep sapphire. In complete silence they surrounded the youngest of the Kittahs, thus the reincarnated ancestors were designated by the will of the Goddess. The legend states that each sacred Cat carries the soul of a priest on its final journey to paradise.