FIFe Birman Standard

General Size medium in size
Head Shape strong bone
  Forehead slightly rounded
  Cheeks full, somewhat rounded
  Nose of medium length without stop, but with a slight indentation
  Chin firm
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
  Colour deep blue
Body Structure slightly long body.

Males must be more massive than females.

Legs   short and strong
  Paws rounded
  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