Bir-Mac Birmans is a small cattery
established in 1993 and located in Wisconsin
on the shores of Lake Michigan.
I first became intrigued by pointed
cats when one of my third grade students brought his seal point Siamese cat to
school for "Show and Tell". I thought that the Siamese had beautiful coloring
and immediately began to think that maybe we should add a kitten to our
family. I picked up a copy of Cat Fancy and featured that month were the
mitted breeds, the Snowshoe, the Ragdoll, and the Birman. After reading it
over and looking at the pictures, I knew that the Birman was the cat for
It wasn't long before we acquired our foundation Queen, Bir-Jan
Persnickey Cassandra, who gave birth to our first litter of Birman kittens
in 1994. In 2001 we began our tabby program when we imported Cicero Dos
Gatos Encantados, a beautiful blue tabby boy, from Belgium. We have also
imported breeding cats from Australia, England and the Netherlands. These
imported cats advanced our breeding program by providing exquisite outcross
lines and, as a result, our cattery continues to produce beautiful, healthy
kittens. We produce seal, blue, lilac, and also tabbies in those
colors. We hope to produce chocolate in the near future.
My husband (Tom) and I have loved showing and raising
Birmans since that very first litter. We show exclusively in CFA (Cat
Fanciers' Association) and have enjoyed our share of success producing Grand
Champions, Grand Premiers, Regional Winners and DMs (Distinguished Merit).
On the following pages you will see some of our cats. Many have
retired and been placed in loving homes. If you are interested in a retired
adult and/or kitten(s), please contact us to inquire about availability. I hope
that you will enjoy our web site and visit often.
In closing, we would like to give a big thank you to Julie
Collin of Pleasantview Birmans for trusting us and enriching our breeding program with cats from her prize