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Asian - Self Cats

Bombay black Asian self cat against a white background Tortie Asian self cat lying on the ground

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The history of the Asian cat breed begins is Britain in 1981. Baroness Miranda von Kirchberg unintentionally bred her Burmese cat with a Persian Chinchilla cat, which gave birth to a litter of very pretty kittens.

She wanted to develop the colours and coat patterns in her new breed to something similar to a Burmese. Throughout her breeding program the cats were regularly backcrossed to pure bred Burmese cats to maintain the Burmese shape, musculature, coat texture and temperament.

Today there are more breeders working on developing the breed further.


The Asian cat shares its temperament with the closely related Burmese. They are very friendly and affectionate cats who bond closely with their owners. These cats will demand attention with their loud shrills so make sure you can provide a nice lap for them to sit in.


Tortie, Smoke, Tabby, Burmilla and all solid colours.

Breed Details

  • Status: Rare
  • Place of Origin: UK
  • Rough date of Origin: 1980s
  • Hair length: Shorthair
  • Activity Level: High
  • Vocalness: High
  • Child friendly: Good with children
  • Intelligence:
  • Playfullness: Playfull
  • Grooming Requirements: Less than once per week
  • Weight: 4.0 - 7.0kg
  • Size: Medium
  • House Cat or Outdoor Cat: Outdoor Cat
  • Pet Compatibility:
  • Social Needs:

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Very affectionate cat. - Lindsay,

My Asian red Self cat loves the company of people and children. He loves to sleep next to us all the time. He is very laid back except when there is a lot of loud noises. He gets scared if there are loud noises like the hair dryer or vacuum but he copes by finding a quiet room until the noise stops then he's OK. The only problem he has had with his health is his teeth. If we knew to have his teeth cleaned yearly as he got older he would probably not have those issues. He is very healthy and ten years old and still quite active for being that old. We keep him indoors because of his anxiety to loud noises. A very smart cat as well. He likes the game of hide and seek best.