The Burmilla was originally created accidentally in the United Kingdom. Two cats, a Chinchilla Persian named Sanquist and a brown tortie Burmese named Fabergé were both awaiting a partner of their own breed in different rooms. One night the cleaner left the door open. The two cats bred producing four kittens born in 1981. Thus a new breed was born!
The Burmilla is quite an independent cat who adores its owner and displays many kitten-like characteristics even into adulthood. In temperament they are sociable, playful, and affectionate, and get along well with children and other animals.
Since the Burmilla inherits its colour ranges from two different breeds, there is also the possibility of the entire Burmese spectrum of colours (black, Brown, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac and all the O gene range . The inheritance of Silver also means that expression of colour can be variable, silver can darken and cool colour. However, since the Burmilla has a shaded coat pattern, it can be difficult to identify the various subtle shades of Burmese colouring, that are recessive to the Persian colouring.