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Tonkinese cat : story, character, price and necessary care

The Tonkinese cat brings together so perfectly harmonious breed Siamese and the Burmese. Initially called Siamese gilt, was later recognized as a breed in its own right.

Tonkinese Breed history

Tonkinese cat
The Tonkinese breed was born from a cross between the Siamese and Burmese, and the two genes are perfectly in balance. Remember the old type Siamese, who was a cat dall’osssatura more robust, with thick tail, pale blue eyes and most of the current round. Read the story of the Siamese cat.
Initially litters Tonkinese did not differ from the two breeds of origin, which is impossible today, given developments in Siamese and Burmese current. So the race has developed independently, and has been recognized as a standard in the 60’s.

Tonkinese Character

It has all the characteristics of its original ancestors, and will be loved by those who appreciate the Siamese “old type”, it is a wonderful blend of the peaceful Burmese and excessive Siamese.E ‘balanced, intelligent, active and lively, very attached to his master , friendly and very cuddly.

Looks and Features

And ‘slender but muscular, with wedge-shaped head, longer than wide, but rounded contours. It has convex nose and ears wide and rounded at the tip. The eyes are large on average and aquamarine, with the upper eyelid curve. The legs are proportionate to the body, the back slightly longer than front feet ovals are medium in size. The tail is not thick, is wide at the base and tapering towards the tip.
It has a really shiny and silky hair, short but thick and fluffy. Initially only it existed in version mink, namely mink, but now exists in version cream, red, purple, blue, chocolate, lilac tortie, tortie and blue tortie chocolate. Compared to the Siamese presents less contrast between the dark tips and the rest of the mantle.

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Standard Purebred Cat Tonkinese shorthair (TOS):

Associations that recognize the breed: AACE, ACF, ACFA, CCA, CFA, GCCF, LOOF, SACC, TICA, WCF

  • Overview
    General Appearance The Tonkinese ideal medium build, nor squat or slender, with good muscle tone, surprisingly heavier than appearance, well balanced and proportionate.
    Size: Medium size.
  • Head
    Form: Cuneo rounded, longer than wide, with high cheekbones and dishes. The snout is rounded, so long as wide. The front is slightly convex.
    The bearings of the whisker pads are gently curved and follow the lines of the wedge.
    Nose: Slightly inclined, with a slight interruption at eye level.
    Chin: Strong. The summit of the chin is in line with the top of the nose.
  • Ears
    Shape: Medium in size, the alert. The base is large, the oval end.
    Placement: Place the sides and top.
  • Eyes
    Shape: Almond shaped open, placed slightly obliquely towards the outer edge of the ear.
    Color: Clear, transparent and brilliant.
  • Body
    Structure: Of medium size, with good muscle tone without being stocky (‘cobby’). The general structure is somewhere between that of a cat agile and elegant and a cat compact and powerful. Balance and proportion are more important than size.
  • Legs
    Medium length, in proportion with the body. The hind legs slightly longer than the front.
    Feet: Oval, medium size.
  • Queue
    Wide at the base, tapering to a slightly rounded tip. In proportion with the rest of the body.
  • Cloak
    Structure: As a medium-length short, close fitting, thin, delicate and silky, shiny looking.
  • Color point
    Burmese Point:
    The color of the body looks like a slightly lighter shade of the color of the point. The contrast between the color of the body and what the point is very slight.
  • Tonkinese Point:
    The body color is intense, uniform, without markings. It fades almost imperceptibly in a slightly lighter color on the lower parts of the body. The contrast between the color of the body and what the point is well defined.
    Point Siamese:
    The body color is white magnolia with any shade that recalls the color of the point. The contrast between the color of the body and what the point is absolutely clear.
  • Notes
    The Tonkinese is a balance between the Siamese and Burmese. Excessive similarity with one of the two races progenitor is not welcome.

Necessary care

It ‘a cat healthy and robust, does not require any special care to part the grooming of the hair, to maintain the luster.

Tonkinese cat Price

The cost of these cats is $400 – $700 USD

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