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Burmilla cat Breed Information

Burmilla cat Breed Information


Burmilla Temperament

Burmilla's are:
  • Playful.
  • Quite.
  • Laid back.
  • Loves attention.

Where does the Burmilla come from?

The Burmilla comes from an accident between a Lilac Burmese and a Silver Chinchilla. This mating lead to a litter of 4 female kittens that were short haired with black and shaded silver fur.

What type of Body does the Burmilla have i.e. coat, patterns etc?

The Burmilla's body is:

  • Medium sized.
  • Short coat.
  • Dense coat.
  • Silky soft.
  • Green eyes with what looks like eye liner around them.
  • Muscular.
  • Rounded faces.
  • Short muzzles.
  • Almond shaped eyes.

What type of coat does an Burmilla have?

The Burmilla's coat is short and very soft with colours including:

  • Black.
  • Blue.
  • Brown.
  • Chocolate.
  • Lilac.
  • Red.
  • Cream.
  • Tortishell.
  • Silver or Gold undercoat.

Coat patterns include:

  • Tipped.
  • Shaded.
  • Smoke.

History of the Burmilla

The Burmilla came about by mistake. They were produced as a result of a Lilac Burmese mating with a Silver Chinchilla.

A Silver Chinchilla male called Sanquist was purchased by Miranda Bickford in 1981 as a gift for her husband and at the same time there female Lilac Burmese called Faberge came into season. She was kept closed in a separate room when a cleaner accidentally left the door open allowing her to escape and pay Sanquist a visit. This left them with 4 female kittens, short haired with black fur shaded in silver.
The beautiful kittens were seen to have a wonderful temperament and received a lot of interest. This lead to a breeding programme and by 1984 a standard was crated with the breed being officially recognised in 1997.


Food the Burmilla eats

Like most cats, the Burmilla needs a good healthy diet as they have no special dietary requirements.


Is the Burmilla an indoor or outdoor cat?

The Burmilla can be let out of kept inside as long as they have daily interaction with people for company, they are quite laid back so can be left on their own for some time.


Does the Burmilla have health problem?

The Burmilla has no breed related health problems but regular trips to your local vet are recommended to ensure good health. For more Information about Burmilla cat Breed, click here.

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