The Burmese is a medium sized elegant cat of moderate foreign type, with gently rounded contours, which is characteristic of and quite individual to the breed. Any suggestion of Siamese elongation or the cobbiness of the British cat must be regarded as a fault.
Coat is short, fine, satin-like in texture and lying close to the body. The glossy coat is a distinctive feature of Burmese and is indicative of good health. In all colours the underparts of the body will be lighter than the back.