The facts presented in this Blog Post were retrieved from 'The Ultimate encyclopedia of cat breeds and cat care' by Alan Edwards, and also from the Purina website.
The Burmilla is the longest established and most popular of the Asian breeds if cats. They are often the starting point for breeding other varieties. The Burmilla originated in the United Kingdom, derived from a Lilac Burmese queen and a Chincilla Silver Persian in 1981. The result was a short-haired Burmese lookalike with the stunning features of the Chinchilla. The kittens were so attractive that they quickly won the hearts of all who saw them and new homes were found for them all. In fact so much interest was generated that a repeat mating was done and from there a new breed was formed. The kittens looked more like the Burmese than the Chinchilla and had the inquisitive, friendly Burmese temperament but they had the stunning silver colouring and the tipped markings of the Chinchilla.Cayto
The Burmilla is a cat of medium build, thanks to the Burmese blood in its ancestry. The female's are much smaller and daintier than the males. The Burmilla is less boisterous than a Burmese, but less laid-back than a Chinchilla. This cat loves attention and needs to be part of the family. They can be quite demanding and often follow their owners around the house crying for attention. If spoken to they often appear to understand and answer. Burmillas are very intelligent and can often work out such problems as how to open doors. The curiosity and friendliness of the Burmilla can often lead them to stray into visitor's cars or delivery vans and they may be best confined to the house or a secure garden. They usually settle quite happily to this arrangement, they do love their home comforts.Biggles
Burmilla's love to play with toys and a scratching post should be provided for amusement as well as quality time set aside for play with their humans. They can be very sensitive to their owner's feelings and this makes them excellent companions. They are generally good with children and when fed up with the rough and tumble of play with human children will stalk off until peace resumes.
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