HORIZONS' CATTERY Burmese and Burmillas
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Index page - latest update June3, 2018 ..
Pacer (from Lysandra and Legacy) a red European Burmese and Chippendale (from Nieuport
and Strathkirk Ms Cosette), a cream European Burmese --European Burmese
kittens 6 with -- photo taken Mar.26 -- Born Mar 5 2018
2 male 4 females all good .
Some pictures June 4th
Cessna (from Lysandra and Legacy) a Sable Tortie European Burmese and Krishna a Black Shaded Silver Burmilla-- Burmilla kittens 9 photos take May 16-- born April 31 2018
4 Black Shaded Silver - 3 male 1 female
2 Red Shaded Silver , both male 1 is full expression red, the other is burmese expression red.
3 Sable Shaded Silver 1 male 2 female ( this is Burmese expression Black)
None of the females show any signs of tortie.
all doing fine.
Many folks ask us "What is a Burmilla?". In short, it is a
Burmese, bred one time in it's ancestry to a Chinchilla Persian (A
Burmese with a little bit of "Chinchilla"). Hence the name. The
favoured form and that most shown, is the black/brown shaded silver,
but the cat can come in all patterns and colours emulating many
different breeds, including some that are identical to a Burmese.
.... Different jurisdictions handle the breed in slightly different
ways than we do in CCA,
including a few who allow breeding back to the "Chinchilla". We refer
to that cat as a "Chin-ese" ;-)) (A "Chinchilla" with little bit
of Burmese). For more on all this see the Burmilla/Tiffanie,
Genetics, and ABCS links
below. For us it is the famous Burmese character that
Please note email is <firstname.lastname@example.org> The objective of this site is to :
Introduce the reader to our Cats.
Explain our breeding program.
Promote the Foreign/European Burmese and Burmilla breeds.
Encourage breeders and pet owners to consider the joys of life
these lovable furry friends.
Readers should understand that this site is always "a work in
progress". It functions primarly as cattery logbook, photos are for
record keeping , are generally unamended and natural.
To find out more about our program and view some of our cats, we refer
to our following pages:
section - our overview of their history and our
We have a detail discussion of the Head defect.and
how it may apply to the Burmilla
the political history and includes an 2000 article Theresa Meyers
authored for Cat Fancy Magazine
the Asian cat. This page includes the 2001 discussions, the 2007
discussions, the led-up to the 2010 application and the CFA standard
along with our comments on that very difficult standard. Any CFA, ACFA
breeder contemplating this breed should be aware of the difficulties
Genetics I These
our genetics notes. They may not be totally clear as they follow our
process. First time readers should go to genetics II below. This
is further subdivided into the breeding lines as they have developed
the original cats. This is a large page and can be slow to load.
Genetics II This
broad based, practical, cat genetics discussion of what we are seeing
the breeding program. It is a consolidation of the notes in
1 and has been spell checked. ;-). It might be of interest
Burmese people as well.
Genetics III Our paper on the Unified View of Silverpublished
2010. We discuss a different view of silver genetics, (yes we say there
is silver in some Burmese); An explanation of "smoking" , source
of the Dilution modifier effect, Barrington, and speculate (wrongly
it seems)on Lockets in Burmese. We tabulate the responses and
Working Cats - - This is a index
of our favorite pets and alma mater, listed alphabeticlly with
to detail pages. Is is our breeding history. Direct
to individual pages is shown below listed by retirement
They are separated due to size and are provided as an
to a rather impersonal pedigree. Most of the kittens offered for sale
the sales page (see below) can be traced through multiple generations
these pictures. Some of the internal links may be broken. This
happens when we move cats to the different pages, but the links exist
more than one place so try elsewhere..Please note- these
not for sale. Most have long since departed to homes of their own.
Page these are retired adults and kittens for sale .
is linked to the parents. It also includes the breeding plans and a
of breeding males and females and has as a sub load a sales discussion page for topics of
interest to large for email.
this is a very large section unto its own. It is further
and includes a section of historical pedigrees and the pedigrees of the
that founded or were imported into these catteries.
- This page is for information on our foundation Persian boy who is now
We expect to bring in another boy in the future.
Health page - this page is
for information related to health within a cattery and includes feeding
directions for new owners of our cats.
ABCS page -
this page as a source page for the Asian Burmilla Cat Society and is a
slow work in progress.
Based in the Greater Toronto, Canada, area, we specialize in
"European"Burmese, and are in the process of introducing the
to Canada and the United States. The Cattery is registered with both
the Canadian Cat Assoc. (CCA)
and the American based Cat Fancy Assoc.
(CFA). European Burmese is what we breed under CFA registry, Foreign
Burmese is the term used by CCA. All cats meet the European Burmese
standard of CFA.
The Foreign Burmese was introduced to the Canadian Cat Show World in
by Jean Morphee-Barnard of STRATHKIRK Cattery. She began her lines by
cats with British backgrounds to traditional Canadian Burmese. Jean
imported additional British cats in order to specialize in the Red and
colours. The first Cream Burmese to achieve Championship status in
was Strathkirk's Sam
By the Fall of 1993, STRATHKIRK and Horizon's Cattery, (Ann Kidd and
Battye), began working together to pursue the Foreign Burmese Breeding
and to bring the Burmilla to Canada. In December 1995 we were fortunate
import a male and female "Tiffanie", (long haired Burmilla), from
In 1996, a Chinchilla Persian was
acquired for our own foundation breeding.
In 1998 the Burmilla was accorded full championship status in CCA
their formal recognition. CFA do not currently recognise the Burmilla.
In 1998 we imported 3 European Burmese from South Africa in order to
our lines. In 1999 we imported a a European Burmese boy, Wigram, of
and Swiss pedigree. In the fall of 2000 we imported 2 Burmillas from
and added 2 European Burmese from England who came via the United
In March 2002 two European Burmese were added from Ireland. Nov. 2002
arrived from Germany. She is a European Burmese with German and
lines. In 2004 two European Burmese of Australian Pedigree were
In 2005 a "European Burmese" from CFA arrived. In the spring of
a Burmilla was imported from Denmark. In late 2006 and 2007 we started
working with a Quebec based Persian Breeder with an interest in the
Burmilla. They have aquired various European Burmese and undertaken a
foundation breeding creating a totally new line of Burmillas using a
North American bred Chinchilla Persian. He is Catsland Elliot. Horizons
Oprah is from that program
as is Catsland Roy Brown of Horizons, a CFA/CCA European Burmese
of Australian origins.
Our cats are bred to produce a hybrid vigor by the use of
British, American, European, South African, and Australian Burmese
lines. We avoid contemporary Burmese in our pedigrees. Our cats are
and bred for purr-sonality. Kittens are available for Pet, Breed, or
We also wish to give our cats the quality of life that a breeding
may not provide. As such, we attempt to spay or neuter our cats by the
of 4. In this way, males can roam free of being caged and females can
their attention to having fun rather than nursing kittens! We try to be
careful when placing these retired adults in order to match their
to the new situation, they are our pets, we know them well and
it can take a while for their hormones to calm down. If there should be
settling in problem we will gladly take them back. In some cases, a
is only bred once and is ready to go to her new home by the age of 18
We would be pleased to address your inquiries and comments. You can
any one of us at email@example.com
by phone at 905 665 1534.
We are sometimes asked for permission to use our pictures and/or our
We have no objection to their use, however we do ask that you
us and give appropriate credit and links to this site. We are
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