Many people will confuse Berman cat with puppet cat and Siamese cat. In fact, they are three different kinds of cats. We can get a glimpse from their origin. Berman cat is from Myanmar, Muppet cat was born in the United States, while Siam cat is produced in Thailand. In addition, their body size is not the same, Muppets are large cats, while Berman and Siamese cats are of medium size. To better understand the difference between Berman cats and other cats, you must understand their morphological characteristics.
Detailed description of morphological characteristics of Berman cat
Overall: the size of the Berman cat is longer than that of a typical Persian cat, but its face is narrower, and its trunk fur color is light golden yellow, which contrasts with the color of face, ears, head and tail.
Appearance: medium to large. The body and head are very strong, and the center of gravity is low, giving a strong feeling. The tip of the ear is slightly round. The top of the front paw is white, all the way to the back of the leg. A pair of unique sapphire eyes, four feet like snow-white gloves, and complicated life experience make Berman cat, known as “Myanmar holy cat”, exude unique temperament.
Head: the front of the head is tilted backward and slightly convex. The cheek is muscular and round. The facial hair is short, but the outer buccal hair is long and the beard is dense.
Ears: medium length. The ear is large and erect forward, the tip of the ear is slightly rounded, the distance between the two ear tips is wide, and the distance between the two ear roots is moderate. The cheek and the ear present a characteristic “V” shape, which is very harmonious with the head vestibule. Eyes: round and big, they look like they can talk, and they are wide apart. The color of the eyes is clear blue, dark blue is more ideal than light blue.
Nose: the bridge of the nose is high and straight, of medium length, and the tip of the nose drops slightly slowly, showing a slightly hooked nose.
Limbs: the limbs are short and thick, with well-developed bones and strong muscles; the forelimbs are upright.
Feet: big and round toes, big grip, short and powerful claws, white claws, like wearing a white hand cover. The part of the front toe is called a “glove” and the part of the back toe is called “laces” and extends to the joint point.
Tail: the tail is medium in length, coordinated with the body, and has dense tail hair.
Eyes: round, big, blue and blue.
Shawl: medium long hair, not tangled, easy to comb, long and thick hair, like silk, fine and glossy; neck long hair, but short coat of scapula; chest to lower abdomen hair slightly wavy; abdomen hair allows a small amount of curl. Body hair should be single color without stripes, but a small amount of dark color is allowed in seal color spots and blue spots. The more obvious the contrast between body hair and spots, the better. The same color is the best for the spots on the face, ears, limbs and tail, and the hair tips of the spots should not be mixed with white. The four claws should be white.
Fur colors: seal, blue, chocolate, clove, red, cream and tortoiseshell.
Spot: Based on the key color, with or without Bobcat pattern.
The hair is thick and glossy.
When selecting a Berman cat, you can judge whether the cat’s appearance is ideal according to the above characteristics. If there is any deviation, it proves that the cat may be mixed with other lineages, and their personality may be different from that of purebred cats. Of course, the price will be lower than that of purebred cats.