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Also called the Silver Burmese, the delicately coloured, handsome Burmilla has become one of the most popular new British breeds and a great favourite in Australia. This breed began in England in 1981 through the accidental mating of a lilac Burmese queen and a Silver Persian stud – hence the name Burmilla.

Part of the Burmilla’s attraction is its luminous coat – the ground colour may be silver or golden – gently tipped in black, brown, or other standard Burmese colours. It’s also popular for its even disposition. Head and body standards for the Burmilla are the same as for the Burmese. The body is lithe and muscular. Its coat is slightly longer than the Burmese, but smooth, soft, flat, and glossy.