Difference and Comparison side by side.
The Siamese cat is one of the first distinctly recognized breeds of Asian cat. Derived from the rtgs: wichianmat (Thai: วิเชียรมาศ, [wí.tɕʰīan.mâːt] ( listen)) landrace, one of several varieties of cat native to Thailand (formerly known as Siam), the Siamese became one of the most popular breeds in Europe and North America in the 20th century. The carefully refined modern Siamese is characterized by blue almond-shaped eyes, a triangular head shape, large ears, an elongated, slender, and muscular body, and point colouration.
The Burmese (Thai: ทองแดง or ศุภลักษณ์, rtgs: Thongdaeng or Supphalak, meaning copper colour) is a breed of domestic cat, originating in Southeast Asia and developed in the United States and Britain.
Most modern Burmese are descendants of one female cat called Wong Mau, which was brought from Burma to America in 1930 and bred with American Siamese. From there, American and British breeders developed distinctly different Burmese breed standards, which is unusual among pedigreed domestic cats. Most modern cat registries do not formally recognize the two as separate breeds, but those that do refer to the British type as the European Burmese.