This breed is a result of the accidental creation of a new cat breed. In 1981, an unplanned cross between a chinchilla Persian and a Burmese in England produced four black shaded female kittens with short, thick cats. The breeder became amazed with the breed and went on to develop what became known as the Burmilla.
The breed is registered in the Miscellaneous Class of the Cat Fanciers Association in 2011. It is also recognized by Britain’s Governing Council of the Cat Fancy and Europe’s Federation Internationale Feline.
The Burmilla is a sweet and friendly breed. It is quietly loving and gentle but more extroverted that the standard Persian. This adventurous cat tend to be a bit clumsy, so hide away your breakables when this cat is around.
Grooming is easy for the Burmilla’s short, smooth coat. It only requires weekly brushing or combing to remove dead hairs. Brush it two or three times a week.
The Burmilla has a life expectancy of 10 t0 15 years. It is a generally healthy cat, however it is prone to diseases such as the Polycystic Kidney Disease – it causes the formation of cysts in the kidneys and often leads to renal failure.