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.
Kissamummon Pikku Vigi
Burmilla: blue shaded golden
AKA Viggi, arrived in the UK from Finland on 15.03.14.
Her fourth litter of kittens, with GrCh Welbrand Ghost due in August news and photos when kits are born.
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
Gazzella Meine Bel Gazou
Bel is Stacey’s daughter and is of the palest lilac with pure amber eyes, and a sweet nature. She is in kitten to Maverick and is due later this month.
Firefly Maverick: Introducing our Brown Burmese Stud.
Maverick was imported from Australia by Michael Quick and has now be puchased by myself and Caroline Turner-Russell to be our first Burmese stud boy. A big handsome brown Burmese with striking amber eyes, with a super temprement which belies the slightly angry look he give you.
There will be kittens y him soon.
IC Astarte v. Blauen Palais
aka Stacey came from Germany as a mature queen to start a new line of Burmese. She has a litter of 2 lovely kits by Merry born 17.02.18 As they are both boys they will be going to pet homes
Kit 1 Bobby Dazzler: chocolate boy
Kit 2 Betty Boop: lilac girl
Kit 3 Blue Belle: Blue girl
Kit 4 Britannia: chocolate girl
All four kits are available, they can be seen from beginning of August and will be ready for their new homes from beginning of September .
These kits have excellent pedigree and super temperament. Potential show/breeding
Stacey (German imp)
Maverick (Australian imp)
Date of Birth
29th May 2019
|Cat Profiles The Smoke|
|Cat Profiles Burmilla Shaded & tipped|
|Taking Your Kitten Home|
|Gazzella Nostadama's Ghost|
|Gazzella Meine Bel Gazou|
|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|