Burmilla - Cats of the World
The Affectionate and Accidental Burmilla Cat
The Burmilla is an accidental breed, and I mean accidental in the literal sense
Many cats these days are bred on purpose, to please humans who like a particular colour, or shape, or length of tail. Not so the little Burmilla.
This story began just over thirty years ago, when Fate arranged a friendly encounter between Jemari Sanquist and Bambino Lilac Faberge and the rest, as they say, is history.
So what's a Burmilla Cat?
Easy - Chinchilla and Burmese
The Burmilla is a cross between the Chinchilla Persian and Burmese. He's.a small to medium sized cat, looking somewhat like a Burmese at first glance, but not quite as heavy or muscular, with much silkier fur, and without that Burmese frown.
Burmillas have wonderful eyes, gold to yellowish when they're a frisky young kitten and a deep, lustrous green when they're older. Burmillas also wear eyeliner to heighten their good looks.
I've thought of this too but it would really be a waste of time (and eyeliner) on a black cat. Besides, with my looks, I don't need to wear makeup.
The Story of Sanquist and Faberge - It was Fate!
The Strange Start to Burmillas
One evening somewhere in England, a fine Chinchilla named Sanquist was resting in his comfortable home shortly before he was due to be neutered. Elsewhere in the house, in her own quarters, was a lovely young lilac Burmese.
Now this young Burmese, whose name was Faberge, was probably engaged in maidenly dreams of her fair knight, for a partner of her own lineage and breed had been long planned for this royal cat, the time was ripe and the contract was to be honoured the very next day.
Fate stepped in to meddle with the oft-laid plans of cats and men.
On that very night as the two cats, unaware of each other, napped peacefully, a human cleaner left the door to Faberge's room open. Poor Lass! She wandered off through hallways and staircases, lost and calling for her valiant prince. Sanquist heard the call.
The rest is history.
A Burmilla is a playful and affectionate cat - Smart, too
The Burmilla is an affectionate cat
The Burmilla has an intelligent inquisitive nature and a most affectionate personality. In temperament they are sociable, playful, and affectionate, and get along well with other animals
Find a Burmilla Breeder in Australia
Marcie of Miamber
A look at the Burmilla
Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds
Do you get confused by all the different varieties of domestic cats? It's curious how we can be so different from each other when we're all just cats.
From the Preface : - Nothing is more natural than loving our feline friends for their grace, beauty, independent personalities, and myriad other attractive qualities.
A tribute to the purebred and random-bred members of my species, Felis catus
No matter what breed, all cats have a common ancestor - I'm proud of my ancestor!
African Wild Cat
All the domestic cats you know today have a common ancestor - and that ancestor still runs free across the savannah which is a lot more than you can say for the human ancestor...