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GRAINOGE BURMESE AND BURMILLA CATS
Here you'll find information regarding cat breeder Prue Kerr's Burmese and Burmilla pedigree cats.
We hope you will enjoy seeing some of the Burmese and Burmilla (Asian) cats and kittens that we have bred over a period of more than 30 years. We are originally from Northern Ireland, but have lived for more than 20 years in France, in the Pyrenees Orientales.
For us, the good health of our cats and kittens is a priority. Our breeding cats are tested and negative for GM2 and Polycystic Kidney Disease, as well as for FeLV and FIV. All of our cats come exclusively from lines which include no American Contemporary Burmese, as some of these lines carry a lethal cranial defect. We have only a very limited number of kittens available, as each of our females has just one litter of kittens per year.
Our cattery has a Certificat de Capacite, issued by the local Veterinary Inspector of our area.
The Burmese is a muscular but elegant cat, which has a short, fine coat, which requires little, if any grooming. Their eyes are yellow. The original Burmese cat, Wong Mau, who was brown in colour, was brought back to the USA from Burma, by an American doctor in the 1930's. Burmese cats are now also available in blue, chocolate, lilac, red and cream, as well as in all these color tortoiseshell. The Burmese cat is active and extremely affectionate, wanting to be in the company of his or her owner as much as possible.
The Burmilla breed was "created" in the UK during the 1980's, by an accidental mating of a Burmese to a Chinchilla Persian male. The resulting kittens were so beautiful - short-haired, muscular and elegant like their Burmese mother, and with a coat of silvery white, tipped with black, like their father - that is was decided to initiate a breeding programme, and eventually the breed was recognised in the UK, and subsequently in Europe and elsewhere. The Burmilla resembles it's cousin, the Burmese, in temperament, and in general build, but its coat is only coloured at the tips, and it has green eyes.