BIRMAN POINT AND BODY COLOUR DESCRIPTION BREED AND COLOUR CODES



SOLID PONTED

SEAL POINT (BIR05Pt)

The body is cream, shading gradually into pale warm fawn on the back and flanks. Points are clearly defined dense seal brown. The nose leather and pads are seal brown. Any shade of black or grey in body points shall be considered a fault.


BLUE POINT (BIR06Pt)

Body is glacial white, shading if any to be the same cold tone as the points but of a lighter colour. The point colour is light to medium blue. Nose leather and pads are blue. Withhold major award for pink nose leather or pads. Cream, fawn or self blue body colour shall be considered a fault.

CHOCOLATE POINT (BIR07Pt)

The body is ivory, shading if any to be the same tone as the points but of a lighter colour. Points are milk chocolate. Legs and tail are paler than the other points and should not be too heavily penalised. Nose leather and pads are chocolate or cinnamon pink.

LILAC POINT (BIR08Pt)

The body is Magnolia white. Shading, if any to tone with the points. The point colour is pinkish grey. The nose leather and pads are pinkish lilac.

RED POINT (BIR12Pt)

Body colour is off-white, shading if any to apricot on the back and flanks. Points are reddish gold, legs slightly paler in colour. Barring on mask, legs and tail is permissible. Nose leather and pads are pink. Freckles may appear on nose, pads, lips, eyelids and ears. Slight freckling in a mature cat should not be penalised.

CREAM POINT (BIR013Pt)

Body colour is off-white, shading if any to cream to match points. Points are cream. Legs slightly paler in colour. Barring on mask, legs and tail is permissible. Nose leather and pads are pink. Freckles may appear on nose, pads, lips, eyelids and ears. Slight freckling in a mature cat should not be penalised. A hot cream is not desirable.



TABBY POINTED

  SEAL TABBY POINT (BIR05Tp)

  BLUE TABBY POINT (BIR06Tp)

  Thumbprints may be less apparent.

  CHOCOLATE TABBY POINT (BIR07Tp)

  LILAC TABBY POINT (BIR08Tp)

  Thumbprints may be less apparent.

GENERAL POINTS COLOUR:

As for solid colour Siamese, matching colour essential, but varied tones acceptable.

EARS:

Solid, except for thumbprints, which should be as clear as possible.

MASK:

Vertical barred with "M" on forehead. Unbroken lines running from outer corners of eyes. Shadow shading under eyes and towards nose. Darkly spotted whisker pads.

EYES:

As for appropriate solid colour. Rims dark or toning with points.

NOSE LEATHER:

Recognised Siamese standard for the particular colour of points, or pink, outlined with the appropriate solid colour. Eyes, nose and mouth edged with appropriate colour.

LEGS:

Clearly defined varying sized broken stripes. Solid markings on back of hind legs.

PADS:

Conforming to recognised Siamese standard for solid colour.

TAIL:

Many varying sized, clearly defined rings ending in a solid tip. Dark line down centre undesirable. In most tabby point birmans we do not get the defined rings on tail.



TORTIE POINTED

Patching on points need not be evenly broken but each must show some break in colour no matter how small. Both colours to be represented. Presence or absence of a blaze immaterial.

SEAL TORTIE POINT (BIR15Pt)

Body is cream, clear as possible, shading if any to match points. Points are seal brown, patched or mingled at random with red, varying shades permitted. Any large areas of red may show some barring. Nose leather and pads are seal brown and/or pink.

BLUE TORTIE POINT (BIR16Pt)

Body is glacial white, shading if any to match points. Points are blue, patched or mingled at random with cream, varying shades permitted. Any large areas of cream may show some barring. Nose leather and pads are blue and/or pink.

CHOCOLATE TORTIE POINT (BIR17Pt)

Body is ivory, shading if any to match points. Points are milk chocolate, patched or mingled at random with red, varying shades permitted. Any large areas of red may show some barring. Nose leather and pads are chocolate and/or pink.

LILAC TORTIE POINT (BIR18Pt)

Body is Magnolia white, as clear as possible, shading if any to match points. Points are light to medium pinkish grey, patched or mingled at random with cream, varying shades permitted. Any large areas of cream may show some barring. Nose leather and pads are pinkish lilac and/or pink.



TORTIE TABBY POINTED

As tabby pointed, with the following exceptions:

  SEAL TORTIE TABBY POINT (BIR15Tp)

  BLUE TORTIE TABBY POINT (BIR16Tp)

  CHOCOLATE TABBY POINT (BIR17Tp)

  LILAC TORTIE TABBY POINT (BIR18Tp)

EARS:

Mottled

NOSE LEATHER AND PADS:

Mottled

TAIL:

Mottling permissible.

POINTS:

Patched with varying shades of red over tabby pattern. Distribution of patching immaterial.