The Birman’s size ranges from medium to large, and its body is rather rectangular. Its head is rounded and broad, with medium-sized ears and full cheeks. Its widely-spaced eyes are a stunning shade of bright blue, which has a gentle expression that is rather endearing.
It has a long body that is solid-boned and supported by thick legs that end in strong yet short paws. The feet are notably white, as if wearing socks. Its tail is very bushy but proportionate to the rest of its frame. As such, this kitty has a rather balanced look.
Its lovely, single-layer coat is light coloured and seal-pointed like the Siamese. Its fur is long, silky, and very soft to the touch. It is wonderfully not prone to mat but still needs to be brushed to keep it in tip-top condition. This feline’s coat comes in a wide variety of colours, although all Birman kittens are born white. Their colour points begin developing at 2 weeks old and fully emerge at about 2 years old.