Breed Review: Burmilla (16 Pics)

Burmilla is a relatively young cat breed, bred in Great Britain and originating from Burmese and Persian chinchillas. The animals inherited the striking appearance of both ancestors, as well as the unique smoky and shaded colors.

#1 Burmilla is an embodied charm with a docile character and inexhaustible curiosity, suffering from a mild form of gambling addiction.

Possession of this “fluffy ideal” is not only a matter of prestige, but also a test of persistence in achieving the goal, since you cannot find cats free for reservation on ad sites, and Burmilla catteries in Russia are easy to count on the fingers of one hand. However, the true fans of the breed are only stimulated by the difficulties: after all, there is also England and the USA, where a larger number of breeders who agree to air transportation of animals are engaged in breeding Burmillas.

#2 Amazingly, the reason for the emergence of Burmillas was a banal human carelessness.

In 1981, in one of the English estates, two purrs met - a Persian chinchilla cat named Sankvist, owned by Baroness Miranda von Kirchberg, and a Burmese cat Faberge. The animals were kept in different rooms awaiting mating partners, but one day the cleaning lady forgot to close the doors on the premises. As a result, cats did not wait for planned mating, having solved the problem of further reproduction on their own.

#3 From the relationship between Sankvist and Faberge, four healthy black and silver kittens were born, which immediately aroused the interest of the breeders.

As a result, it was these four who participated in the first breeding experiments to create a new breed. When breeding Burmillas, breeders immediately set a goal: to get a Burmese-type cat, inheriting an extensive palette of chinchilla colors. However, later it turned out that in addition to the exterior indicators, the character of newborn mestizos also changed.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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