The Burmilla cat is recognized for its distinctive "makeup" that stands out in its eyes, nose and lips. Also for its characteristic platinum and shiny fur. It is an ideal breed of cat for families with children since they are very sociable and love to play with them.

Burmilla cat face photo.
  • Scientific name: happy catus
  • Other names: Short-haired Burmilla – Semi-long-haired Burmilla – Burmilla cat.
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom.
  • Recognized by:  TICA – CFA – FIFe.
  • Size: Medium.
  • Eye color: Any shade of green.
  • Weight: Between 3 and 6 kilos.
  • Character: Sociable, playful and affectionate.
  • Exercise: High.
  • Troublemaker: Noisy.
  • Cleanliness: Moderate.
  • Fur loss: Little bit.
  • Life expectancy: 10 to 15 years.

♦ Origin:

This beautiful breed comes from the cross between a lilac Burmese kitten and a Persian chinchilla. Both cats accidentally crossed paths in an oversight of the person in charge of cleaning the place who left a door ajar, since the two kittens were expecting another feline of the same breed. The event occurred in 1981 in the United Kingdom, giving rise to four kittens and thus this new breed was born. Its name comes from the combination of "burmese” and “chinchilla”.

There are many varieties in the characteristics of this cat, such as the Silver Tipped, the Silver Shaded, or the golden Burmilla. Even so, not all feline associations have the same standards for this breed, and they may differ between them.

The breed was registered by the CAB (Cat Association of Britain) in 1983, the FIFe (International Feline Federation) did so in 1995. Later it was recognized by the TICA (The International Cat Association) and the CFA (The Cat Fanciers Association). ), among other.


Image of the burmilla kitten posing for a photo.

Physical particularities:

Medium in size, with pronounced musculature and very elegant appearance. She wears remarkable makeup on her eyes, mouth, and nose. As well as an elegant shading in his fur.

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  • Torso: Solid and compact.
  • Paws: Their hind legs are slightly longer than their front legs, and the pads on both tend to match their coat color.
  • Tail: Long and straight.
  • Musculature: Defined and solid.
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  • Structure: His head is smoothly rounded. The tip of your nose and your chin should be in line.
  • Ears: Their ears have a slight forward tilt. Wide at the base and with slightly rounded tips.
  • Eyes: Their eyes are large, with a lower line curved towards the nose.
  • Nose or snout: His chin is firm with remarkable depth seen in profile.
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  • Guy: This breed of cat has two varieties of fur, semi-long and short. The most common of these is the shorthair.
  • Pattern: Shadowed in smoke. Black, blue, brown, chocolate, lilac.
  • Colors: Silver, white.


It is a demanding breed that will demand a lot of attention from its owners. They are very intelligent and calm, but also very sociable and active in terms of games, they are as playful as kittens and even in adulthood.

♦ Domestic behavior:

The Burmillas are extremely playful cats, they can make friends with other animals and get along very well with the children of the home. It is a very affectionate kitten ideal for large families.

Photo of the imposing and elegant Burmilla cat.

♦ Health:

There are no specific diseases in this breed, but they can develop a condition derived from Burmese cats.

♦ Nutrition:

They need a protein-based diet.

♦ Breeding:

When the Burmilla kitten is born, although it already has its base color defined in silver or white, its pattern will begin to be noticed as soon as it develops.

♦ Toilet:

Both the short-haired Burmilla cat and the semi-long-haired Burmilla cat do not need much care. With a weekly brushing it is enough for his coat to look shiny.

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♦ Curiosities of the Burmilla:

His curiosity often causes him problems. He tends to watch and control everything that others do, inspecting, sniffing and jumping on everything that catches his attention.

Burmillas are also famous for their ability to hug and perform tricks to surprise their masters.

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