Asian Shaded Group Burmilla
(Breed 72 43 - 72 43fnsq)

Colour - The coat to be shaded in any colour accepted in the Asian Group. The undercoat may be silver or non-silver (standard). In silvers the shading colour may be reduced in intensity and the undercoat should be as in the equivalent Asian Silver Tabby. The silver base-colour can take some time to develop in kittens and allowance should be made for a minimum amount of silver in kittens and adolescent cats. In non-silvers the shading colour should be as the basic Asian colours described above and the undercoat should be as in the equivalent Asian Standard Tabby.

NB: In Silver Burmillas, tarnishing i.e. discoloration of the silver ground colour is undesirable

Pattern - The Burmilla may show wide variation in degree of shading, from heavy to light, the latter giving a tipped effect. All variations in the density of shading are equally acceptable the important consideration being that the shading is evenly distributed. Burmillas will have a mantle of colour shading down from the sides, face and tail, from dark on the spine to lighter patterning on the chest, stomach and under the tail. A heavily shaded Burmilla may show very little undercoat on the spine line. Where the Burmilla is lightly shaded giving a tipped effect, the pigment will only show at the extremities of the hairs and be evenly distributed. Tipping so slight as to be barely discernible is undesirable.

The Burmilla is an agouti cat and the tabby pattern, which may be Spotted, Classic, Mackerel or Ticked, may show clearly on the surface of the coat in kittens but should become less distinct as the lighter basecolour extends up the hair shaft with maturity. The more heavily shaded adults may still show some superficial tabby pattern, especially on the back and sides. This pattern may be more noticeable in standard varieties than in silver varieties. Cats with classic pattern may appear darker because the pattern area is greater.
The legs, head and tail may or may not, (both are equally permissible) show tabby markings of varying clarity depending upon the degree of shading and basic underlying tabby patterning. The denser concentration of colour should extend from the feet up the back of the legs to the hock joint. Light spotting on the belly is permissible.

Scale of Points - as in Asian General Type Standard.

Withhold All Awards - As in Asian General Type Standard

Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for - General Asian Withholding Faults

1. Tarnishing on silver.
2. General Asian faults.