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The Burmilla is an elegant cat of foreign type and medium size.

Head Shape
Gently rounded top of head with medium width between ears; wide at eyebrow level and jaw hinge, tapering to a short, blunt wedge.

The profile shows a gentle nose break. Tip of nose and chin should be in line. A bump on the nose is undesirable.

Firm with good depth.

Ear Shape
Medium to large, broad at base with slightly rounded tips.

Ear Placement
Set with a slight forward tilt in profile. Viewed from the front the outer line of the ear continues that of the face. This may not be so in mature males who develop a fuller cheek.

Eye Shape
Large; placed well apart at a slightly oblique setting; curved upper line angled towards the nose with a fuller curved lower line.

Eye Colour
Luminous and expressive, outlined with the basic colour. Colour any shade of green, but clear green preferred. A yellow tinge acceptable in kittens and young cats under two years of age. In red, cream and tortie varieties amber is allowed.

Body Size
Medium size and length.

Body Structure
Rounded chest of medium width; straight back.

Slender legs with strong bones, hind legs slightly longer than forelegs.

Neat and oval.

Medium to long with a medium thickness at base, tapering slightly to a rounded tip.

Coat Structure Shorthair
Short with a silky texture, smooth lying with sufficient undercoat to give a slight lift.

Coat Structure Longhair A fine and silky coat medium long, except over the shoulders and without a woolly undercoat. Ear tufts and furnishings are preferable. Withhold for coat too shaggy ie excessive undercoat.

Coat Colour
Pure silver white ground colour, shaded or Tipped in the recognised orange and non-orange colour varieties. For colour varieties refer to the following descriptions.

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