• Jan 13, 2020

of the Burmese cats is called still sacred cats of Burma (present Myanmar).

 the Burmese cat of a photo

On a photo: Burmese cat

The legend says that thousands years ago in Burma the wonderful temple in honor of one of goddesses was built. But once robbers killed the priest of the temple, and the body its long time lay before a gold statue of the goddess with sapphire eyes. The white cat Zinkh, the priest's alumna, sat down on a body of the killed owner and began to look at the goddess continuously. Light proceeding from a gold statue gave to hair of a cat a cream shade, eyes became blue, and legs – brown. But where pads adjoined to the priest's breast, they remained white – same light and clean as soul of the killed. Zinkh 7 days did not leave the temple, and then followed in a next world the owner's soul. Other cats in the temple gained the same color, as Zinkh.

However there is also less romantic story of origin of breed of the Burmese cats. Felinologists believe that Burmese – a fruit of crossing of native long-haired and Siamese cats.

The Burmese cats brightened up life of Buddhist monks probably during Great Buddhist Lama Lao-Zi's era.

In Europe learned about the Burmese cats in the 20th years of the 20th century, and in 1925 in France the breed was recognized officially. Great Britain registered the Burmese cats in 1966, and in 1967 recognized breed in the USA.

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