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We have been breeding and showing Birmans since 1989. Our kittens are raised in our home and are thoroughly spoiled by the time they are ready to move to an equally loving home.

At this time we are no longer actively breeding but we continue to show the ones we have and can help connect you to another breeder and your next Birman.

Follow us on Facebook at Golden Seal Birmans for current news and availability of kittens and Experienced Birmans.

Paul & Sallie Smith 

Recent Blog Entries

 See the Cattery Diary, Birman Tails, Friends and Profiles links for all entries.


Our dear Howdy Doody was recently diagnosed with FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis). Until recently this was a death sentence and over the many years of breeding, we have lost several cats and kittens to this disease. In particular we lost Golden Seal Tai Ming ("Tai") in 1996. However, since 2020 there have been advances in treatment and there are now hopes of a permanent cure and recovery from this pernicious disease. Here he is ready for his first shot.

2023 07 27 Before First FIP shot

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We have just hosted our friends from Hong Kong  Ugene Leong and her 8-year old daughter, Uta. After a few days in Atlanta we went to the 2023 Sacred Cat of Burma Fanciers (SCBF) Show in Medina, OH. Here we are at the Georgia Aquarium.

2023 08 22 Ugene and Uta   Georgia Aquarium

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We first connected with Ugene Leong through Ken Currle, who was judging CFA cat shows in Hong Kong. Ugene wanted to show and breed Birmans.

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- New website baked for Sallie with love, by Paul 

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Cattery Diary

Read about some of the happenings of Golden Seal Birmans in our Cattery Diary section

Many current events are also posted on Facebook at Golden Seal Birmans.

Cat Profiles

In our Profiles section we highlight some of the Birmans who have enriched our lives over these many years.

Birman Tails

People ask us how we can bear to part with such cute kittens. We tell them that we view our Birmans as missionaries going forth to convert new families to Birmandom. 

Read some "tails from the missionaries" in our Birman Tails section.

Birman Resources

 Here are some resources for all things Birman.

Experienced Birmans

An Experienced Birman is what we call an older cat; sometimes retired from the breeding program, sometimes from the show circuit, sometimes because their previous owners can no longer provide a home.

An Experienced Birman can be a good first Birman or, indeed, could remain a single companion for cat-lovers who are not ready for the exuberance and unpredictability of a kitten, but who want a faithful companion with an established personality to match their own situation.

Here are some Birman Tails from Experienced Birmans whom we have placed.

Tuffy Rapture Wisty
Wendy Peti  
Redeemer Topper