This was the name
given to the original pattern which occurred from the first mating between a Burmese and a
The Burmilla cats
undercoat is scintillating silver or subtle standard (non-silver).
The tip of the
coat is shaded with colours ranging from black to the palest lilac.
It is a fault if
a coat is so lightly tipped as to appear white - silver or cream - standard.
were mated together the genetic possibilities started to emerge - semi-long haired
varieties and tabby patterns became evident, along with smokes and self's.
A great deal of
work is still needed to perfect the wonderful possibilities.
The debate still
rages as to how many possibilities there are, but around 624 seems to be the current view.
It would take a
very brave breeder to attempt to breed an example of each!!
- Lilac Shaded Silver Burmilla