Description Of The Burmilla Cat Breed
Weight: 8-10 lbs.
Overall Appearance - Breeders have worked to maintain the Burmese body type and the tipped coat of the chinchilla progenitor. Like the Burmese, Burmillas are medium-size cats with compact, muscular bodies and round faces with short muzzles. The Burmilla has a soft, short, close-lying, light-colored coat with hairs tipped with a contrasting color. Many colors are recognized.
Personality - Similar in temperament to Burmese, Burmillas are sociable, playful, and affectionate. Like their Burmese cousins, they appreciate cuddling and companionship and do well with other animals and children.
Breed Fact - Burmillas are the happy result of an accidental breeding between a chinchilla Persian named Sanquist and a lilac Burmese named Faberge. Their four kittens, born in 1981, became the foundation stock of a new breed.