Colour points distinguish the Birman, a breed of cat with a lighter body and darker markings on the head, paws, and tail. Birmans are great family pets .
The long, uniform coat is little maintenance since it doesn't mat. It may be kept bouncy and tangle-free with weekly brushing or combing.
The Himalayan cat is basically a Persian with Siamese colouring. The thick double coat of a Himalayan requires frequent brushing and combing.
In order to reduce the likelihood of mats growing, some owners have a professional groomer shave their Himalayans' bellies.
The Maine coon is one of the biggest cat breeds, and its thick double coat evolved to keep it warm in the cold Northeastern winters.
The coat of a Maine coon requires frequent brushing, anywhere from once a week to several times a week depending on the texture of the cat's coat.
The Norwegian forest cat, like the Maine coon, evolved in a cold climate, which resulted in the development of a thick, waterproof double coat.
The coat is not prone to matting, thus a weekly brushing or combing is typically adequate maintenance.