Tonkinese<<<< Back to cat breeds
- Country: Canada
- Origin: crossing
- Scientific name: Felis catus
- Weight: 2.5 - 5.5 kg
- Colors: All colors
- Coat: Short
- Temperament: active, curious, sociable
- Health: generally healthy
- Litter size: 4 - 8 puppies
- Lifespan: 9 - 15 years
- Other names: Manx cat, Manks
- Price: $ 200 - $ 500
Mating planned, selective to Tonkinezei was not initiated until the 1960s, but with Siamese and Burmese natural crossbreeding occurred several hundred years.
Chocolate brown Siamese cats unite and most likely initial Tonkinezele Burmese and came first in England from Siam in the late 1800. At first, all varieties were displayed in exhibitions feline British in the early 1900s but only Siamese eyes blue was acceptable in the exhibition halls.
Cats who had blue eyes were not accepted in competitions and gradually disappeared from slices.
Tonkineza made his reappearance in the early 1960s when Canadian breeder Margaret Conroy crossed a black Burmese with a seal point Siamese variety.
The kittens were light brown with azure eyes and pleasing personalities. At that time, neither Burmese nor Siamese were traced to their extreme forms today, such as initial Tonkineza have intermediate silhouette of two breeds mentioned above, the silhouette was kept unchanged until today.
At first called Siamese golden Tonkineza was renamed in 1971 after it turns Tonkin Lowland by land, the cradle of Vietnamese civilization. Although Tonkineza not come from that region, the name gave him an exotic resonance enjoyable.
Although Tonkineza was very controversial at first, so that no Siamese breeders or those Burma did not want to have anything to do with it, the race has steadily gained popularity. Canadian Cat Association was the first office which recognized feline member status, and today, all North American cat associations accept Tonkineza as a member.
Breed cats Tonkineza are especially appreciated by lovers of cats indragisera Siamese traditional (old style) and who wanted a cat with a look less extreme and the physiognomy of the face common in cats exhibition today.
Aspect Tonkinese cat
Tonkineza is neither robust nor as slender as Burmese and Siamese, but is somewhere in between the two. Surprisingly heavy when raised, Tonkineza is a medium sized cat, but muscular and athletic.
The head is conical, slightly rounded and the ears, medium length are worn high. Almond-shaped eyes are generally slightly oblique, blue-green.
They are muscular and supple limbs and hind idea longer than previous ones. Feet are oval and the tail is supple and has a considerable length.
Since Tonkineza inherits genes that determine the color and pattern of both parental races, this cat comes in three models depending on inherited genes: unite as Burmese, pointed (extremities of different color, usually darker) as Siamese and Mink, a variety somewhere between the two races.
Variety mink (mink) is a feature of Tonkinezei and is considered a benchmark in standards of truthfulness race several associations, although some accept and unite pointed varieties. In any case, even varieties extremities were united by a darker color, but the contrast between the two shades is much less obvious.
Variety mink (mink) occurs when the cat inherits one copy of the gene for Siamese and Burmese copy of the gene. Since both genes are recessive, the result is the appearance of a shade slightly lighter color of the body towards the extremities. Eye color, blue-green, is also a characteristic of the variety and breed. Tonkinezele pointed blue eyes, and the eyes were merged from green to gold.
Accepted colors are natural (brown with dark brown extremities), champagne (cream-yellow to beige with brown extremities), blue (pale blue-gray extremities in warm shades of slate blue) and platinum (silvery gray with pale gray extremities dark silver).
The contrast between the background color and the color varies depending on the model extremities. Other colors such as red, cinnamon, brown and cream exist but are rare and are not supported by all associations.
Tonkineza adult weighs about 2.5-5.5 kg, males being slightly higher compared to females.
Behavior Tonkinese cat
Tonkineza has a personality interesting, fascinating, which should not surprise you since you are appreciated for Burmese and Siamese their temperaments. Tonkineza inherited all the best of her ancestors character, curiosity, wit and liveliness and sociability comunicativitatea Siamese and Burmese.
Their voices are weaker and less strident compared to the Siamese and, in general, are not as noisy. However, they believe in free expression feline and want to recount all the adventures they went through while you are not at home.
Tonkinezele make any activity a game, whether it means to help you make the bed or to assist in preparing dinner. Very sociable, Tonkinezele crave affection and company.
They create strong bonds with their human companions their, taking the Velcro after them, so if you spend more time away from home, Tonkineza is not a good choice for you.
In the absence of human company, another feline companion or other species can become depressed or irritable Tonkineza and therefore a disagreeable companion. Therefore, the best thing would be to offer him Tonkinezei your feline a companion to keep you company.
Features Tonkinese cat
Silky fur was very short and requires minimal care.
Brushing once a week will keep Tonkineza splendid.
It will be bathed only in case they get dirty with various hazardous substances, otherwise it will be able to autoingrijeasca without any intervention on your part.
Unghiutele ears and will be checked periodically and toilet.
Diseases Tonkinese cat
Tonkinezele cats are generally strong and healthy, but make sure you buy from a breeder companion famous and that will provide a health certificate.
Like her ancestor Siamese Tonkineza is prone to gingivitis, such as maintenance, dental care and annual checks are required.
Males, as with any other breeds of cats are not safe from feline urologic syndrome (formation of stones in the kidney or bladder), so that should be paid attention on nutrition and the occurrence of any difficulty urinating.
Ideally, after the age of 6-8 years, even if you have a healthy specimen, let's do a routine check and several investigations (ultrasound, x-ray, blood and urine) to detect early any sensitivities and to try to remedy them through proper nutrition or with appropriate treatment.
Average lifespan is 9-15 years.