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10 Beautiful Burmese Cat Colors: Rarity & Cost (With Pictures)

Adam Mann

By Adam Mann

Blue Burmese Cat sitting

If you’re looking for a thoroughbred Burmese cat, there are 10 different colors out there for you to consider. There are four solid colors and six tortoiseshell or dilution colors, too.

Whether you’re just wondering what you might find at a breeder or you’re hoping to get a particular color, we’ve highlighted all 10 standard color options for you here!

The 10 Burmese Cat Colors

1. Sable

sable burmese kittens in colored background
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Rarity: Standard
Cost: $400 to $1,500

Sable is the original color of the Burmese cat, and because of this, the price of one can vary quite a bit. If you get one from a typical breeder, you can expect to spend between $400 and $600, but if you’re looking for a show-quality Burmese, you can easily spend up to $1,500 for one.

Sable is the primal color of the Burmese though, so if you’re looking for one that matches the classic breed standard, this is it.


2. Champagne

Champagne Burmese
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Rarity: Standard
Cost:  $500 to $700

The champagne cat color is extremely similar to sable except it’s a much lighter shade of brown. Champagne-colored Burmese cats have darker areas around their paws, faces, and tails. It’s a standard Burmese cat color and it’s one of the more highly sought-after colors.


3. Blue

a Blue Burmese cat on black background
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Rarity: Very desired
Cost: $700 to $1,000

Blue Burmese cats are one of the most highly sought-after color options for a Burmese cat, and because of this, they’re also one of the most expensive options. But while blue is in the name, blue Burmese cats have a medium gray color with fawn undertones.


4. Platinum

platinum burmese cat
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Rarity: Standard
Cost: $500 to $700

Platinum Burmese cats are a much lighter gray than the standard blue color, almost having a white appearance in many spots. Platinum Burmese cats have darker faces, paws, and tails than blue Burmese cats, but the exact shade depends on the genetics of the particular Burmese cat.

While platinum Burmese cats are a sought-after color and a standard of the breed, they’re generally less sought-after than both sable and blue.


5. Chocolate-Tortoiseshell

chocolate tortoiseshell burmese cats
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Rarity: Common
Cost: $300 to $500

Chocolate-tortoiseshell Burmese cats combine the appearance of a darker sable Burmese cat with champagne. The sable coloring is the base with beige flecks throughout, but the exact coloring of the different breeds varies depending on the cat.

They’re a beautiful cat color, but because they’re not a solid color, they’re usually not as sought after by breeders.


6. Blue-Tortoiseshell

man holding a blue burmese kitten
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Rarity: Rare
Cost: $300 to $500

Blue-tortoiseshell cats have a darker grey base with platinum gray flecks throughout. Just like with other tortoiseshell colors, the exact patterns will vary from cat to cat. While blue-tortoiseshell cats aren’t quite as sought after as solid blue Burmese cats, it’s still an extremely popular color pattern.

The advantage of getting a blue-tortoiseshell cat over a solid blue Burmese cat all comes down to the price.


7. Brown-Tortoiseshell

close up brown tortoiseshell burmese cat
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Rarity: Common
Cost: $300 to $500

Brown-tortoiseshell Burmese cats start with a dark red base color, and they have darker brown flecks throughout their body. It’s a striking combination that can be harder to pick up on at times depending on the exact hue of each color.

Like all the tortoiseshell colors, they’re not quite as sought after as the solid-colored options, but they’re still sought after enough that some breeders will selectively breed for tortoiseshell varieties.


8. Lilac-Tortoiseshell

lilac tortoiseshell burmese cat
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Rarity: Common
Cost: $300 to $500

Lilac-tortoiseshell cats are one of the few tortoiseshell colors that start with a lighter base and have dark flecks throughout. It’s a light grey base color with dark brown and apricot flecks. These cats are a much lighter variety than most other Burmese cats, except for the platinum color.


9. Lilac

lilac burmese cat in purple background
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Rarity: Rare
Cost: $400 to $600

Lilac isn’t an official color pattern for the Burmese cat, and as such, it’s much rarer and harder to find. It’s a soft brown color with a slight tinge of grey and pink, making it an extremely unique color pairing.

But just because it’s a rare color doesn’t mean you’ll need to spend a ton to get it. Because it’s not an officially recognized color pattern, you shouldn’t have to spend quite as much to get one.


10. Cream

Cream Burmese cat
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Rarity: Rare
Cost: $400 to $600

Cream is considered a dilution color pattern for the Burmese cat. It’s a faded red color, instead turning to a light beige that many owners love. It’s not the most common Burmese cat color out there, but since it’s not a signature color of the Burmese cat, it’s also not the most expensive option.

Conclusion

Now that you know about all 10 different Burmese colors, all that’s left is for you to pick out your favorite and then track down a breeder. Of course, they’re all adorable cats, and we’re sure you’re going to fall in love with your Burmese no matter which color you go with.


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