Both the Burmilla Shorthair and the Burmilla Longhair are medium-sized cats with firm and strong muscles, but managed to appear elegant. It can weigh between 8 to 10 lbs. It has a medium to long plume tail.
With large and expressive outlined eye shape, the whole look presents a beautiful makeover. Its eyes are luminous with any shade of green; clear green is ideal as an accepted colour, though kittens may have a yellow tinge. The Burmilla has medium to large ears, which is slightly tilting forward with a rounded head.
With silky, fine texture, the Burmilla’s coat has no woolly undercoat. Accepted patterns are the following:
- Chinchilla silver - It appears lighter than shaded silver. Tipping has to be fairly distributed. Face and legs can be slightly shaded with very light tipping.
- Shaded silver – The first Burmilla kittens were born with black-shaded silver. However, for this pattern its shading must be evenly distributed. It is the opposite of the former, it would appear darker.
The Burmilla colours can be black/brown, blue, lilac, cream, chocolate, red, blue tortie, lilac tortie, or chocolate tortie. It has about twenty variety of colour and coat pattern.
Prevent oil skins and tangled hair by brushing or combing its hair weekly. Further, follow basic grooming such as regular nail trimming, teeth brushing, and ear cleaning. Introduce grooming routines as early as possible.