FIFe Birman Standard
|General||Size||medium in size|
|Cheeks||full, somewhat rounded|
|Nose||of medium length without stop, but with a slight indentation|
|Ears||Shape||rather small with rounded tips|
|Placement||set slightly tipped, not too upright on the skull with good width between|
|Eyes||Shape||not quite round, slightly oval|
|Body||Structure||slightly long body.
Males must be more massive than females.
|Legs||short and strong|
|Gloves||The special feature of
the Birman is the white feet, called "gloves", on both the front
and hind feet.
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 1/2 to 3/4 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.
|Tail||of medium length, forming a plume|