The Burmilla is an active, muscular cat of medium foreign type with striking contrast between the coloured shading/tipping and the silver undercoat. It has a short, dense but silky sparkling shaded or tipped silver coat. It is similar to the Burmese, though it is a slightly larger cat. Males are generally larger than females. The Burmilla Longhair has a semi long sparkling shaded or tipped silver coat.