Welcome to Claire Lovell's home page.
my first Burmese in 1977, she was a beautiful and extremely loving blue
tortie called Prudence. I began breeding in 1984 and became one of the
founder breeders of the Burmillas. I had the privilege to work alongside
Miranda von Kirchberg and a close group of like minded people. Miranda
arranged for a Burmilla boy, Vatan Kennbury Benjamin to come to me, by her
original Chinchilla boy Jemari Sanquist and bred by Don Beech and I Jim
Chalmers, Ben was to become the cornerstone of our breeding program. Many of
the early Asians were sired by this big, affectionate boy.
By 1989 this wonderful new breed was established
enough to start The Burmilla Association. As the breed grew it was obvious
that all the patterns needed to be catered for. As the full range of
patterns emerged within the breed we adopted the name Asian to cover the
group. We now have THE ASIAN CAT ASSOCIATION who care for, and continue to
nurture the breed as Miranda would have wanted. There are over 600 different
patterns and colours within the Asian breed.
and their Asian cousins are cats with extraordinary grace, beauty, sleek
lustrous coats and hypnotic lambent eyes. They are truly amazing and make
loyal, intelligent and most of all, loving companions.