The medium-size Burmilla has a sweet expression, a laid-back but mischievous personality and two coat types. He’s generally family friendly, with a coat that’s easy to groom, albeit somewhat prone to matting.
Did You Know the Burmilla has a Great Disposition?
The color of the Burmilla’s eyes can take up to two years to develop.
The Burmilla is the result of an “oops” breeding between a Burmese and a Chinchilla Persian, hence the cute name. First created in 1981, he earned recognition as a breed in 1987, a relatively fast ascension up the cat breed ladder of creation.
Because he’s the result of a cross between a shorthaired and a longhaired cat, the Burmilla comes in two coat lengths: short and semilong. It’s not uncommon for longhaired kittens to be born to shorthaired mothers.
This is a people-loving cat with a great disposition. He can be a gentle and devoted companion to adults and respectful children alike. True to his Persian heritage, he isn’t excessively active but is typically playful and affectionate.
Quick Facts About the Burmilla
The Burmilla coat has a sparkling silver background tipped or shaded in black, brown, blue, chocolate, lilac, caramel, cream or red, or a black, brown, blue, chocolate or lilac tortoiseshell (tortie) pattern.
The Burmilla usually weighs around 8 to 10 pounds. He has a head that is gently rounded at the top, tapering to a blunt wedge; large green eyes; and a medium to long tail. His lips, nose and eyes look as if they’re rimmed with dark eyeliner.
The Burmilla can be outcrossed to the Chinchilla Persian or the European Burmese.