Cat burmilla longhaired: description of the breed, nature
This snow-white beauty can charm even those people who are completely indifferent to the representatives of the feline. Strangely enough, this breed appeared quite accidentally in 1981.
History of the breed
The British Baroness von Kirchberg had a wonderful cat Persian chinchilla, called Sunquist, and a luxurious Burmese cat Faberge. The servants were ordered to watch the animals carefully to prevent crossbreeding of different breeds. And the baroness meanwhile tried to find couples for her favorites.
However, the call of nature overcame all obstacles, and this couple still met. As a result, kitten-hybrids appeared. From their father, they inherited a silver color, and from his mother - a magnificent gentle fur coat. The kids were so adorable that the Baroness decided that they would become the founders of the new breed. Immediately the name of the Burmilla breed was invented. The long-haired cat got its name from a combination of two words that make up the names of the breeds - Burma and Chinchilla.
For the development of the cat, a whole harem of Burmese cats was brought to the cat of Sanqvist, and the ancestors of the breed began to be born. Today burmilla is recognized in different countries. She participates in the exhibitions and championships of the Canadian SSA, is recognized in Britain, but there she is called Tiffany, and together with short-haired varieties she is a single breed, called Asian.
Three years after the appearance of the first offspring, a club of rock lovers was organized, and in 1989 snow-white beauties were recognized by the GCCF. Burmilla longhair was a huge success at the exhibitions. Before her beauty, no one could stand. Indifferent to this breed did not stay in Australia. Famous breeders-lovers Colin Walters and Tina Tisdale started breeding these cats. They have born kittens, apparently very reminiscent of Persian. And they became the founders of the Australian Tiffany breed.
Longhair breeds of burmilla: description
These animals are very proportionally composed, have a strong and muscular body. Burmilla is a medium-sized cat, the body is small, the chest is wide, the short neck is well developed, weight can be from four (cat) to seven (cat) kilograms.
Legs are muscular, but rather thin. Hind feet noticeably longer than the forelegs. Hips and shoulders are almost equal in width. Pads of paws of rounded shape, the standard allows for any color.
Burmilla long-haired has a large oval-shaped head, tapering to a spout. The structure of the skull of these cats has its own characteristics. It is quite wide at the level of the eyebrows, and closer to the jaw narrows. Muzzle differs in rounded and soft features. Sometimes a burdock is clearly visible on the nose of the burmilla, but this factor is undesirable, since it can cause disqualification of the animal. The ears are fairly wide apart with respect to the head and slightly inclined forward. This feature was inherited by the animals from the Burmese cat. Ears are medium in size with triangular tips, but are also slightly rounded.
Burmilla is a cat with large, widely planted eyes, which have the shape of a crescent moon. They have an unusual, characteristic for the oriental incision of the eyes, which seems to slant, and the eyes - to the summed up make-up artist. As a rule, they are painted in different shades of green, amber or tortoise. The most valuable is the bright green color. But it depends on the color of the animal. For example, in red and cream individuals, they are often amber. Up to two years, the eyes of these cats have a yellow tint.
Burmilla longhair has a luxurious fur coat. This is her main pride. The wool is thin and glossy, practically impenetrable to the touch. It is of medium length, but slightly longer than Burmese cats. The longest coat covers the tail, forming a peculiar trail. There is a small undercoat.
Preferred colors are tender shades of silvery. Hair tips can be painted in red, chocolate, cream, lilac or blue. On the abdomen, the wool is usually lighter than on other parts of the body.
A burmilla long-haired has a light and cheerful disposition. The nature of this beauty allows it quite comfortable to feel next to other animals. Cats quickly get used to the owners, but they are not intrusive, like their Burmese relatives. In addition, they do not differ in the independence of chinchillas.
They are intelligent and tactful creatures who subtly feel the mood of the owner: when you can disturb him, and when you should not do it. Owners should note that Burmillae are too hard to tolerate loneliness. Burmilla longhaired - the creature is very sociable. Cats listen very attentively to the owner, not taking away from him their amazing eyes. Therefore, many consider them to be pleasant interlocutors.
Psychologists believe that cats are able to relieve stress in humans, and burmilles have this ability to a greater extent than other breeds.
Maintenance and care
Burmilla longhair needs the standard care that is required for all representatives of longhaired breeds. True, there is one obvious advantage - it is not necessary to comb the long wool of Burmilla every day. Such procedures are usually carried out twice a week. During molting, dead hair should be removed in a timely manner, in the evening and in the morning combing it with a wide crest. In addition, you need to monitor the condition of the ears, teeth and eyes of your pets. You can bathe these animals once a season or if the animal is polluted.
Burmilla longhair needs a balanced diet. And it can be both natural food, and high-quality ready-made feed from well-known manufacturers. But you should know that these animals are prone to being overweight.
Burmilla (cat): price
The cost of representatives of this breed starts from thirty thousand rubles. Cats are much more expensive than cats. In addition, the cost of the animal affects the exhibition career of your pet. If it is included in your plans, then get ready for a price above fifty thousand rubles. Burmilla is a fairly rare breed. Even in Moscow and St. Petersburg there are almost no nurseries. You can buy the animal only from the breeders.
This beautiful animal, according to the owners, is an ideal companion, possessing a magnificent, calm and cheerful disposition. Burmilla is a cat (reviews confirm this), which communicates well with other domestic pets, and gets along wonderfully with children. The only drawback of this delightful animal owners call too high a price.