The ORIGIN of the Birman

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The origin of the Birman cats is surounded by intentional mystery and fog. Mme Léotardi, who is the first to breed them and was, unfortunately, an infamous mythomane and known scammer, pretended these cats were imported from Burma and inadvertently stolen from an imaginary temple, in high Burma. There is nothing less true than this.

We are preparing a book that reveals finally the real story of the Birman cat and how it was created in the 1920s. For this purpose we are not posting too much information here.

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Before the Second World War, the Sacred Cat of Burman is the most expensive cat in the world (based on their presumed rare origin).

1926 POUPEE


In fact, the Birman cat came fron Simese lines in South of France…


Famous Birman cats before 1940

1. POUPEE de MADALPOUR 

(Mme Juanita Léotardi)

(1st birman)

Poupée


2. MANOU DE MADALPOUR 

(Mme Leotardi/Adam)

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1. LON SAITO de MADALPOUR (Mme Brassart)

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2. DJAIPUR (Mme de Marigny)


3. DIEU D’ARAKAN (M. Baudoin Crevoisier)


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