Burmilla Cat Breed Information

Learn all about Burmilla Cats, read about the Burmilla Breed information, find out about the Burmilla Breed Standard, Burmilla behavior and lots more about Burmillas.

Burmilla Cat Breed Introduction

The Burmilla cat breed, a cross between Burmese and Chinchilla Persian, is a new breed of cat with roots in the UK, which has also taken root in Australia and Canada.

Burmilla Behavior/Personality

Source: Wikipedia (March 2006)

The Burmilla has elements of both the Burmese and Chinchilla Persian cat breeds.

Burmilla Breed Standard/Physical Description

Here are some facts on the Burmilla breed based on information in Wikipedia, March 2006 and the Australian Cat Federation.

  • Head: rounded wedge-shape
  • Ears: medium-sized or large, rounded at the tip
  • Eyes: large, green
  • Body: medium-size
  • Legs: slim, with back legs longer than front
  • Paws: oval-shaped
  • Tail: medium-long, tapered, with a rounded tip
  • Coat: black, blue, champagne, chocolate, cream, lilac, platinum or red; or tortoiseshell with a variety of colors; shorthair or longhair

Burmilla History

Source: Wikipedia (March 2006)

The Burmilla breed is a relatively new cat breed originating in the UK in the 1980s. True to its name, the Burmilla cat breed is a cross between the Burmese and the Chinchilla Persian cat breeds. In fact, the breed originated accidentally, when a purebred Burmese and a purebred Chinchilla Persian found each other and produced a litter of kittens. Rather than cry over their bad luck, the breeders decided to start a new breed based on that litter. The breed standard for the Burmillas was written in 1984, and the breed gained "Championship" status (essentially full-fledged membership) in the UK's cat fancy associations. The breed has also been embraced by cat breeders' groups in Australia and Canada, but not the US.

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