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Tonkinese overview

Developed from a cross between Burmese and Siamese to be midway between the two breeds in all respects. They are lively and friendly, can be noisy. Need minimal grooming.

Other known names for Tonkinese


Tonkinese foreign names

Tonkanees (Dutch), Tonkinois (French), Tonkanese (German), Tonquinés (Spanish)


United States

Breed number/code

No 74 (GCCF)

Biological data

Longer than Burmese but not as long as Siamese.
Hair quality
Short, silky and close lying.
Brown (74)
Blue (74a)
Chocolate (74b)
Lilac (74c)
Red (74d)
Cream (74f)
Brown tortie (74e)
Blue tortie (74g)
Chocolate tortie (74h)
Lilac tortie (74j)
All ten colors of tabby
Eye colours
Darker points (face, ears, legs, tail), merging into paler body colour.

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Tonkinese – Breed standard

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Tonkinese references and further reading

Tonkinese Breed Association

Tonkinese Cat Club 
Tonkinese Breed Club

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Tonkinese photo by Helmi Flick Animal Photography
AP-1DLQJX - Tonkinese cat
Photo © Animal Photography, Helmi Flick