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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 Asian cat traces its beginnings to 1981 in the UK. A Burmese cat and Persian Chinchilla cat belonging to Baroness Miranda von Kirchberg mated, without their owner having planned it that way. The Mom gave birth to a litter of very pretty kittens, which captivated the Baroness.

Von Kirchberg bred the kittens, aiming for colours and coat patterns similar to the Burmese. The cats were regularly back-crossed to purebred Burmese cats to maintain the basic Burmese shape, musculature, coat texture and temperament.

Today these beautiful cats are being developed further by enthusiastic breeders.


The Asian cat has a temperament very similar to the Burmese, to which it is very closely related. Part of their popularity is down to their friendly and affectionate natures, and they form close bonds with their owners. Asian cats like to make themselves heard, and will demand attention with loud, shrill mewing. A cosy lap will keep them quiet!


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

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.