The Burmilla is a breed of domestic cat which originated in the United Kingdom in 1981. It is a cross between the Chinchilla Persian and Burmese breeds.
Standards were produced in 1984 and the breed gained championship status in the United Kingdom in the 1990s.
Burmilla Cat Characteristics
The Burmilla can have a variety of colours: black, blue, champagne, chocolate, cream, lilac, platinum and red. They can also be tortoiseshell, with colours including black, blue, brown, chocolate and lilac.
The Burmilla was actually created accidentally in the United Kingdom, two cats, one Chinchilla Persian and one Burmese, were each awaiting a partner of the same breed in different rooms. Accidentally one night the cleaner left the door open and the rest is history. The result was so adorable that a new breed was born.