The Burmese cat breed was developed in the US and Britain and originated in Southeast Asia. Most Burmese cats are descendants of a single female brought from Burma in 1930 and bred with an American Siamese cat. American and British breeders have developed two distinct types, known as the American Burmese and the European Burmese. The Burmese cat's body is described as somewhat compact, dainty and long. Originally, Burmese cats were all dark brown in color, but now they are also seen in grey, ginger and cream shades.
The Burmese cat is known for being sociable and playful with frequent vocalisation.