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Burmilla Cat Breed

Burmilla Cat Breed

Are you thinking about getting a Burmilla kitten? Do you know whether it's the right breed for you? Learn more about Burmilla cats right here.

The beautiful Burmilla sprang up in the United Kingdom in 1981, as a result of an accidental mating between a Chinchilla Persian male and a Lilac Burmese female. The offspring were so impressive it was decided to proceed with a breeding program. The Burmilla is a cat of Burmese type and temperament but its most impressive feature is the sparkling shaded or tipped coat. The ground colour is pure silver white. The eyes are outlined in a dark colour giving a magnificent contrast and the appearance of a mascara lining. The Burmilla is elegant and of medium foreign type with a muscular body, long sturdy legs and a moderately thick, long tail. The head is a medium wedge, with large ears, a short nose and large expressive eyes. Since the Burmilla carries a recessive long-haired gene from the Chinchilla, long-haired kittens appear from time to time. This long-haired coat however, does not tangle and requires little grooming. Easy-going and relaxed, the Burmilla makes an affectionate and ideal family pet. It is energetic and loving, making it an excellent companion.

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