Long Hair Burmillas
Isabella Wong Leung of
Date of Origin 1981
Place of Origin: Britain
Ancestry: Burmese, Chinchilla Longhair/Persian
Burmilla was first bred in Britain in 1981 after an accidental mating
between a Lilac Burmese and a Chinchilla Silver Persian.
The breed was developed from this point, with
outcrosses back to Burmese and Chinchilla being used at various stages to
consolidate a cohesive look
Burmilla Coat Type and Colours
See also Long Hair Burmillas (Australian Tiffanies)
Burmilla is a beautiful cat of medium foreign type, showing striking
contrast between coloured Shading/Tipping and Silver undercoat with delicate
tracings of Tabby markings on the head, legs and tail. There should be
a distinctive M mark on the forehead.
The Burmilla's eyes are the
stunning feature of this cat. They can be any shade of green with dark penciling
on the lids which makes it look like the cat is wearing eyeliner.
Burmilla come in 5 colours Chocolate, Brown, Blue, Lilac and Black The coat
is either shaded or tipped.
and all have a silver white undercoat.
nose is brick red, also with a dark outline. At birth, Burmilla
kittens can be very dark, some with distinct tabby markings which disappear
very quickly on the body, or almost white, in which case the colour starts
appearing within a few days. They have a dense coat with a feeling of
raw silk at the tips. They also come in a variety of colours and coat
patterns from solid, tabby (ticked, classic, etc) or smoke. Burmillas come
in both short and semi long hair inheriting genes from both the
Burmese (shorthair) and Chinchilla (longhair) parentage.
The Burmilla is an outgoing, friendly and sociable cat that has inherited
slightly modified characteristics from both of the original parents; it is
not as noisy nor demanding as the Burmese, but is more adventurous and
inquisitive than the Chinchilla
is set to become increasingly more popular because of its good looks and
extremely good nature.
great with children. Combined with their low maintenance and wonderful
disposition they make an ideal family pet.