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Cheap Pet Insurance Tonkinese Cat

The Tonkinese is the aqua-eyes beauty of the cat fancy, a blending of Siamese and Burmese.

The Tonkinese is unique in the cat world, a blending of the Siamese and Burmese in type and coloring. The cat is of moderate size and type, recreating the original intern1ediate type of its parent breeds, similar to the older version of the Siamese with the rounder head and shorter, somewhat broader body.

The semi-foreign body, intermediate between the long, svelte Siamese and the cobby, muscular Burmese, makes a strong muscular cat of surprising weight for its size. The chest rounds gently in front, with the flanks level. Boning is medium, neither heavy or delicate, with wel1-developed musculature. There should be no sign of flabbiness or obesity; the abdomen should be taut. The tail is of medium length. The medium-long legs should be moderately slim, hind legs slightly longer than forelegs. The feet are oval in shape.

The head is a modified wedge with rounded contours, medium in size with a slight stop at or just below eye level. The muzzle should be blunt with a definite muzzle break. The head and ears should appear as an equilateral triangle. The high cheekbones are gently planed. The medium ears are pricked forward and are set as much on the side of the head as on the top, a continuation of the modified wedge. The oval, medium sized eyes do not have an oriental slant but are angled on a line with the lower part of the ear. The neck is moderately slender, but may be extremely muscular on adult - males.

The medium-short coat is soft, fine and silky, close-lying with a lustrous sheen, requiring little grooming. Tonkinese are currently recognized in the black/brown based mink colors only. In some organizations, sepia and pointed colors are accepted for championship status.

Tonkinese are a medium-sized short-haired cat breed distinguished by points as with Siamese and Himalayans. They are commonly referred to as 'Tonks'. As with many cat breeds, the exact history of the Tonkinese varies to some degree depending on the historian.

Tonkinese cats are a recent cross between the Siamese and Burmese cat breeds, although some assert that Tonkinese-like cats have existed since at least the early 1800s. Some claim that the appearance of the breed is closer to the original appearance of the Siamese, before Siamese breeders developed today's triangular head and very leggy body. The name is not related to the Tonkin region of Indochina, being a 'back formation' from the names of the ancestral breeds.

Tonkinese cats are commonly trim and muscular cats. They are usually intelligent, curious, affectionate with people, and interested in them. Tonks are playful cats, but not hyperactive. Some interesting toys and a cat tree, or, better yet, another Tonkinese, will keep them occupied when you're not around. Unlike most varieties of cat, they are reported to sometimes, or even often, engage in fetching.

The Tonkinese was originally the result of a Siamese to Burmese breeding. The ideal Tonkinese is intermediate in type, being neither cobby nor svelte. The Tonkinese should give the overall impression of an alert, active cat with good muscular development. The cat should be surprisingly heavy. While the breed is considered medium in size, balance and proportion are of greater importance. In all patterns, pointed, minks or solid, the conformation of the Tonkinese is identical. All Tonkinese are pointed cats with patterns of high, medium or low contrast. Point to body contrast varies within each pattern Pointed: Mature specimen should have an off-white to any shading relative to the point colors; overall body color should be in distinct contrast to the points. Allowance to be made for kittens and cats up to 12 months of age and for darker body color in older cats, but there must be a definite contrast between body color and points. Allowance of slight barring on kittens and cats up to 12 months. Objections: irregular body shading, body barring

Blue: off-white with warm gray shading and slate-blue points. Nose leather and paw pads are blue-gray. Paw pads may have rosy undertones Champagne: ivory with buff tan shading and medium brown points. Nose leather and paw pads are cinnamon pink to cinnamon brown. Natural: fawn to cream with dark brown points. Nose leather and paw pads are dark brown. Paw pads may have rosy undertones. Platinum: pearly white with frosty gray points. Nose leather and paw pads are lavender pink to lavender gray

Mink: Mature specimen should be a rich color with shading to a slightly lighter hue on the underparts blending into its points. Allowance to be made for kittens and cats up to 12 months of age and for darker body color in older cats, but there must be a definite contrast between body color and points. Allowance of slight barring on kittens and cats up to 12 months. Objections: irregular body shading, body barring

Blue: soft blue gray with warm overtones. Nose leather and paw pads are blue-gray. Paw pads may have rosy undertones Champagne: buff cream to beige, reddish highlights acceptable . Nose leather and paw pads are cinnamon pink to cinnamon brown. Natural: medium brown, ruddy highlights acceptable. Nose leather and paw pads are dark brown. Paw pads may have rosy undertones. Platinum: pale silvery gray with warm overtones, not white or cream, . Nose leather and paw pads are lavender pink to lavender gray.

Solid: Mature specimen may be a lighter shade of the point color with very little contrast with points. Allowance to be made for kittens and cats up to 12 months of age and for darker body color in older cats, but there must be a definite contrast between body color and points. Allowance of slight barring on kittens and cats up to 12 months. Objections: irregular body shading, body barring

Blue: slate blue with warm overtones. Nose leather and paw pads are blue-gray. Paw pads may have rosy undertones. Champagne: golden tan to light coffee brown . Nose leather and paw pads are cinnamon pink to cinnamon brown. Natural: sable brown. Nose leather and paw pads are dark brown. Paw pads may have rosy undertones. Platinum: dove gray. . Nose leather and paw pads are lavender pink to lavender gray.

Mask, ears, legs, and tail should be defined in a darker color as follows: Pointed: points should be in high contrast to the body Mink: points should be in medium contrast to the body Solid: points should be in low contrast to the body Except in kittens, the mask and ears should be connected by tracings. Objections: mask extending over top of head. Ticking in points. Barring on legs in cats over 12 months. Withhold wins: lack of definite leg points.

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