The Burmila ZA program started in 2011 when Alida Delport of the Cherie-Finesse cattery decided to do an experimental breeding between a Burmese and a Chinchilla. She used a Burmese male, Sp Ch Sabokah Tristan of Burlamien RQ NQ  (Imp NZ)owned by Lallie and Elmien de Wet from Caledon, and a Chinchilla female that she was fostering, Cherie-Shelldon St Katherine, owned by Donald and Shelley Saunders from Port Elizabeth. The kittens were born at the Cherie-Finesse cattery in Cape Town.


Historical photo of the first litter of in the experimental ZA Burmilla Burmilla breeding program that was initiated by Alida Delport who arranged and supervised a breeding between Cherie-Sheldon St Katherine and s won Best Litter On Show 10 December 2011 CASA Show 37, Durbanville.
Below: (Back) Judges Alan Edwards, Jane Vermeulen, Tanya Milligan
Front: Donald & Shelley Saunders

DOB 10 September 2011

Cherie-ShellDon Sylvester at the SAASA show, 5 March 2012

This section contains a selection of photos to reflect some of the F1 - F2 cats we bred and what became of them.


Burlamien Andenika X L'Dearheart Sir Lancelot - F1 Burmilla

Date of birth: 20 July 2013 - 1 Female, 4 Males

Kittens at 6 weeks (photo taken 10 Sep 2013)

Names:Moon Mara, Moon Shadow, Moon Sumarai, Moon Light, Maan Sterretjie.

Belaw is a video of the kittens aged 6 weeks made by Lew Lashmit:

Burmilla Kittens 6 weeks (F1)