Meet the Burmilla Cat, A Beautiful Combination of Burmese and Chinchilla Persian Cats

Why This Breed Has Become a Favorite

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    The Burmilla cat is an attention seeker with a desire for family acceptance.

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    Their sensitivity to their owner’s feelings and openness with children make them a great family companion.

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    Burmilla cats love their toys and require time be set aside by their owner to play.


Burmillas are the result of a random, fortuitous encounter between a Lilac Burmese and a Silver Chinchilla Persian Cat, in the summer of 1981. Since then, the Burmilla has rapidly become one of the most sought after breeds by cat lovers, even though they are a very rare breed. They were officially recognized by the CFA in 1997.

quick facts

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    15 years or more

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    Hair Length

    Short, Semi-Long

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    Litter Size

    An average of 6 kittens

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    Male Weight

    8 - 10 pounds

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    Female Weight

    8 - 10 pounds with females on the lighter end


The Burmilla is a defiant, independent breed that never loses their kitten-like exuberance and sense of wonder. They love their family, and love to play. They get along great with kids and other pets, and are very sociable.


Burmilla cats can be white, lilac, chocolate, blue, or black.

health concerns

Burmilla cats can often suffer from:


The Burmilla is an arrestingly beautiful shorthaired breed. They are medium in size, with a small head, short nose, defined cheekbones, and wide-set ears. The most notable feature of the Burmilla is the marking around the eyes, giving the impression of eyeliner, which really makes their blue-green eyes pop.

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