Birman Cats at Maisondechat Cattery

MaisondeChat The Sheriff     seal point stud boy

MaisondeChat The Sheriff seal point stud boy

Bindura Fleur blue tabby kitten - future queen

Bindura Fleur blue tabby kitten - future queen

Cream show boy MaisondeChat Firestorm

Cream show boy MaisondeChat Firestorm

Bindura Flame - blue tortie queen

Bindura Flame - blue tortie queen

Teddi our blue show kitten by Pied Piper at 20 weeks

Teddi our blue show kitten by Pied Piper at 20 weeks

Our emerging stud boy is MaisondeChat Teddi, a blue point boy, was well awarded in the show ring in 2013. He now has several summer kittens. He is a stunning lively loving cat out of Bindura Flame over Sharada Pied Piper, with an outgoing personality. Crowned Supreme against all breeds in the Canberra long-haired winter show. This prize was awarded over all types of cats at the show. We are also running on the lilac stud boy MaisondeChat Winter Snow, who has performed well in the show ring in 2013. He carrieslines from the UK, New Zealand and Argentina.

Birman Cats at Maisondechat Murrumbateman

Maisondechat cattery is located in a tranquil setting near the village of Murrumbateman, a rural tableland area famous for its world class vineyards and restaurants.

Our cats enjoy life in their timber houses surrounded by a traditional garden and meadows on the edge of a riverlet near Nanima creek. We have hot and dry summers, and winter ground temperatures drop well below freezing.

Maisondechat breeds a range of traditional and new colours with affectionate, robust cats.  We are a registered cattery, member 125734 with the NSW Cat Fanciers Association.  To enquire about kittens please email us at enterpri@bigpond.com.au

 

History of the breed

The Birman is a creamy white, semi-longhaired cat with a contrasting colour on the face, ears, legs and tail. A striking feature of the cat is their brilliant sapphire blue eyes and dark mask. The feet are coloured white to match the coat, giving the appearance of 'socks' on the feet. They are an ideal companion cat happy to be indoors playing with children or at their favourite spot – near the computer keyboard.

Mystery and legend surrounds the origin of the breed, with the first cat appearing in Paris in the early 1920s. One version of their origin is that they were temple cats in a Buddhist temple in Burma, and a breeding pair was removed secretly from the temple by a member of the wealthy American Vanderbilt dynasty. As a result, the Birman is known as the Sacred Temple Cat of Burma.

The original Birman's coloured points were a very dark brown, known as seal. They now come in a large variety of colour points, including blue, red, cream, chocolate, lilac, tabby and tortoiseshell.

Training your cat

MaisondeChat Bluebell, a bluepoint girl, has been trained by her owners to fetch. When retrieving her toy, she throws it back to her owner. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDYcvQl13QA 

Mishka, a seal point male, has been trained to sleep in his outdoor cat house. Each night he asks to be put in his night time house.