Originally a hybrid between American Burmese and American Shorthair with an unmistakable look of its own, known as the miniature “black panther” of the cat world. Friendly, alert and an outgoing cat, muscular and with a surprising weight for its size.
Head is pleasingly round without any sharp angles. In profile there should be a moderate, visible nose break. Gold to copper eyes, the greater the depth and brilliance the better.
Coat has a fine, short satin like texture. Close lying with shimmering patent leather sheen.