Photos from Kenobi Kattery and
Selkatz Tonkinese

The Tonkinese has a medium sized body, not cobby and not long.  Aqua eyes.  They sleep in piles.  Wong Mau, the cat that the Tonkinese is traced back to, and first thought of as a Burmese, was actually a Tonkinese with Siamese and Burmese coming from her.  The profile provided by CFA (see Recommended Web Links below), is a couple of years old and the “Wong Mau issue” is now being explored.

  • BREED TYPE:  Man-made (re-creation)
  • BODY TYPE:  Semi-cobby
  • COAT TYPE:  Shorthair
  • SIZE:  Medium
  • TEMPERAMENT:  Loving, sweet, laid back, puppy like, friendly, love everyone.  Lap cats that love to be held.  Like a velcro-cat, they want to be with people all the time.
  • COLORS:  Platinum mink, platinum point, platinum solid, champagne mink, champagne point, champagne solid, blue mink, blue point, blue solid, natural mink, natural point and natural solid.
A special thanks to Jill Selkowitz of Selkatz Tonkinese for her help in this breed sketch.

Recommended Web Links


Kenobi Kattery

Selkatz Tonkinese

Cat Fanciers Profile

Tonkinese Forum

CFA Profile

TICA Standards

Tonkinese Rescue