Hi, I'm Barbara Gazzaniga and Gazzella is my breeding prefix- I have been showing and breeding cats for more than 30 years, and my first love were the semi-longhairs, Birmans and Turkish Vans. But in 1981 I saw an article in 'Cat World' about 4 spectacular kittens from an unplanned mating between a Burmese queen and a Chinchilla male, by the late Miranda von Kirshberg (see ' Celebrating the BURMILLA').
They were short haired and of Burmese type with a fantastic ' Silver coat'. Like many people I instantly fell in love with these delightful kittens and wanted one. Three years later I saw an advertisement by Charles and Thérèse Clarke for 'Burmilla' (as these cats were to be called) kittens, I instantly got in touch and arranged to see the kittens. This was the beginning of a life long friendship with Charlie and Thérèse with whom I started the 'Burmilla Cat Club.
At this time I was also a founder member of the Cat Association of Great Britain (CA), which later became the British member of the Fifé and my first kitten Kartush Amretea was also the first Burmilla to be shown. I have been breeding Burmillas ever since with a short break when pressure of work forced me to give up breeding until I retired in Dec 2003. And in 2004 I bought Katchadream Alabama my new foundation queen (now retired). I hope you enjoy these pages as much as I have in putting them together.
Pretty Princess Delight
Ella is looking forward to puppies next spring
IC Astarte v. Blauen Palais
aka Stacey came from Germany as a mature queen to start a new line of Burmese. She has 2 lovely kits by Merry born 22.06.17. I have kept her daughter and will be looking to have a seconf litter in the spring 2018 (Thank you Ulrika)
Kissamummon Pikku Vigi
Burmilla: blue shaded golden
AKA Viggi, arrived in the UK from Finland on 15.03.14.
Her third litter of 5 kittens, with GrCh Welbrand Ghost Buster born 29th November, photos soon, only four available
AKA Lorenzo Burmilla Blue Shaded Silver Stud
Introducing our newest young Burmilla stud, who is taking over from Toddi. But he will still carry some of Toddi’s genes as his mother is Kissamummon Pikku Vigi.a half sister to Toddi.
Daylight Raindrops on Roses:
Burmilla chocolate Tortie shaded silver
Introducing Rosie, she is Chocolate Tortie Shaded Silver and I’m looking forward to having red and torties in my lines again. I am planning her first litter for early next year
Ch. Nadykat’s Meryem Xtaskia:
Introducing our Chocolate Burmese Stud.
Merry is on loan to me from Michael Quick, thank you so much Michael, he's a magnificent boy. We have photos of his first kittens at Gazzella, one of each, the chocolate boy (like dad) and the lilac girl (Like mum)
Kissamummon Pikku Vigi
by UK Gr Ch. Wellbrand Ghost Buster
Date of Birth
29th November 2017
Kit 1 G- Mistle Thrush
Lilac Shaded Silver, Female
Kit2 G- Mandarin
Lilac Shaded Silver, Male
Kit3 G- Magpie
Blue Shaded Silver, Male
kit4 G- Merlin
Black Shaded Silver, Male
|Cat Profiles The Smoke|
|Cat Profiles Burmilla Shaded & tipped|
|Taking Your Kitten Home|
|Nadikat's Meryem Xtaskia|
|Gazzella Dakota Blue Kits|
|Tessie af Misapotien Kittens|
|Katchadream Alabama Kittens|
|Daylight Fairydust's Kittens|
|Gazzella Silver Hamemelis|
|Kissammumon Pikku Vigis Kittens|
|Gazzella Iolanthes Kittens|
|Gazzella Junipers kittens|
|Dodo's kits New families|
|Tessie' kits new families|
|Missie's kits new families|
|Dusty's kits new families|
|Hazels kits newfamilies|