The Tonkinese originates from Canada and was created by crossing the Burmese and the Siamese.
The ideal weight range for a Tonkinese is 3-5.5kgs (7-12lbs)
A healthy Tonkinese can expect to live for between 12-15 years.
Litters tend to produce on average 5-6 kittens.
Blue, champagne (chocolate), mink, brown, lilac, platinum. Plus all other Siamese and Burmese colours.
The Tonkinese has a short, silky coat and aqua-coloured eyes. Kittens are born with pale coats. It can take up to two years to develop the adult coloration. The breed is intelligent, adventurous and easy to train. Tonkinese are active, athletic and graceful. They are not suited for a life exclusively indoors unless you can offer them plenty of company as well as mental and physical stimulation. They are not as vocal as the Siamese. The silky coat requires little grooming.
There are a few inherited problems that affect the breed.