Is here really a Birman??

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Purred: Thu Jan 2, '14 6:51pm PST 
We love him either way but I was just wondering if he is a real Birman? He seems pretty big for his age and his paws are not white.


Can we play??
Purred: Wed Feb 19, '14 8:20pm PST 
White paws are a must for Birmans. If you hold a Birman against their will, they will do the Birman Huff to tell you "Let me go!".

Does Oscar have an undercoat? Birmans do not have an undercoat. I'm thinking Oscar is a Himalayan. But for sure is not a Birman.