Felis ISSN 2398-2950


Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, Rosemary Fisher



  •   Asian 

General information

  • Burmese shaped cats in various colors and patterns produced originally from a cross between Chinchilla and Burmese Burmese.
  • The Asian Group of cats consists of five varieties: Self, which includes the Bombay (Black Self) plus the 16 other recognized self and tortie colors; Asian Smoke; Asian Shaded, called Burmilla; Asian Tabby, which includes Ticked, Mackerel, Spotted and Classic tabby patterns; and the semi-longhaired version which is called the Tiffanie.
  • All five varieties have Championship status.
  • Lively and friendly, very much like a Burmese in temperament.
  • Shorthaired Asians need minimal grooming, Tiffanies only slightly more.

Biological data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

Other sources of information


  • Visit the Cat Fanciers' Association website to search for details of CFA Affiliated cat clubs -  www.cfa.org.