We have been breeding Burmese since 1991.

On the 3/09/2007 we were the first Breeders in New Zealand and the World to breed Russet coloured Burmese. Molly Too was the first Russet we bred. On the 15/05/2012 we bred a second generation Russet from a Russet male (Bernard) and a Seal mother.

Bernard is shown to the left and Molly Too is shown in our Cats page.


When you purchase a Lowenheim kitten you are getting a healthy, friendly, and confident Kitten.

Kittens are born in our house and spend the first three weeks in our Bedroom, being handled daily. Between three and four weeks they are moved to the kitten room to allow them more space to develop.

At ten weeks they are taken to the Wellington Vet Group in Petone for their first health check, first vaccination and de-sexing. Reaching twelve weeks they are then ready to go to their new homes.


Prospective buyers can visit the kittens from six weeks of age. Once you have visited and wish to purchase a kitten then a $60.00 non-refundable deposit is required. At the completion of the sale and collecting the kitten, the deposit is deducted from the purchase price.


Burmese: Seal, Chocolate, Blue, Lilac and  Russets. Russet is a new colour which we were the first to breed them in NZ and the world. See kittens opposite.

Burmese History

Burmese cats lived for centuries in Burma, Thailand and Malaya.

In the late 1800's they were known in England as Chocolate Siamese, but because they were not favoured they gradually died out in England and Europe.

The ancestry of Burmese cats can be traced back to one cat named Wong Mau, who was a brown female from Burma and arrived in San Francisco during the early 1930's to Dr. Joseph Thompson.

Through selective breeding to Siamese, the Burmese was established as a distinct breed.

Lighter coloured kittens were occasionally produced and eventually the American breeders requested recognition from CFA for these "dilute" colours; first, as another breed named Malayan, then later as a dilute division of Burmese.

The Burmese Appearance

The Burmese is a strong, athletic and elegant short haired cat that carry surprising weight for its size and has often been described as "brick wrapped in silk."

It has a fine, close, even, and glossy coat . Their coats are very short, satin-like in texture, and generally require little grooming other than daily petting.

At maturity males are large, the females are more delicate and graceful, and the difference in weight between them may be two or three pounds.

The Burmese is a compactly built cat with a small round head and wide-set eyes which are yellow or golden.

Burmese Colours

The Burmese cat has ten main recognised colours in NZ, Australia, UK and Europe:

  • Seal – the original Burmese color, a rich warm seal brown  (See Kittens top right)
  • Blue – a soft blue-gray with a silver sheen
  • Chocolate – a warm milk chocolate
  • Lilac – a pale delicate dove gray with a pinkish cast
  • Red – tangerine
  • Cream – cream with a distinct bloom on the head and back, giving a powdered effect
  • Seal tortie – brown with shades of red
  • Blue tortie – Blue with shades of cream
  • Chocolate tortie – Chocolate with shades of red
  • Lilac tortie – lilac with shades of cream.
  • Russet  -  can be a chocolate or Seal coloured body with a reddish tint on their heads. see kittens above right.  The ears have thumb prints on them and the underbelly is a cream/Ivory colour, paw pads are pink. The body tends to go redder as they get older.


burmese cat and kittens2