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Although the Burmese and the European Burmese share the same ancestry, they do differ in type and coloration. The Burmese here refers to a breed with an extreme body type and coming in 4 traditional colors. The European Burmese refers to a breed with a more moderate body type and a wider variation of colors (including the reds, creams, and various torties). As the Burmese in Europe (and then Australia and New Zealand) took the latter path in development, what those breeders call "Burmese" breeders in the United States refer to as "European Burmese."