Welcome to Chorus Tonkinese Cats
17th August 2017
We currently have two kittens available: Jupiter, a lovely caramel tabby boy and Penny, a beautiful petite Lilac girl. If you are interested please read our page “Buying Kittens” and get in touch using our Contact Form here. Click on a picture for a larger view:
30th July 2017
This weekend some of the Chorus Kittens began their new adventures – we’re very proud of them – they are super-confident, affectionate and playful Tonks who are already delighting their new families. We’ll share more news in a week or so but for now, here’s our lovely litter ready for the world! Click on a kitten for a larger view:
See the full story of our latest litter in our kitten news here. We are planning our next litter, and hope to have a mating in January with a view to kittens being born near to the end of March, and ready in June.
16th July 2017
Saffy’s kittens are now eleven weeks old – and almost all of them have found new homes now. So far we know that Sylvia will stay with us and hopefully follow in Saffy’s paw-prints and have her own litters of Chorus Kittens as our second breeding queen. Orpheus and Apollo are heading South to Brighton, Poppy and Neptune nearer to home in Oxfordshire. Pictures and more details in our kitten news here.
The next major milestone is the second round of vaccinations and their final vet check – booked for Monday 24th July, and we anticipate they will be ready for their new adventures from 29th July.
6th May 2017
Saffy gave birth to a litter of 7 kittens during the afternoon of Sunday 30th April; they are all doing well. The kittens are all solid coat pattern (Burmese Colour Restriction, BCR)*; colours will be chocolate or lilac, possibly caramel, and some may be tabby. There are 3 girls and 4 boys.
Click on any of the pictures below to open a full screen gallery. We’ll be sharing our Kitten News posts weekly, so please sign up above if you’d like updates!
*For a comprehensive guide to the Tonkinese coat pattern please refer to this excellent presentation.
22nd February 2017
In December, Saffron & Hercules were on exhibition at the 13th Tonkinese Breed Club Championship Show.
We photographed all the exhibits on behalf of the TBC – you can see the Best in Show results and all the other cats here.
Also there was Tallica Rameses Enigma, a caramel tabby boy who will be Saffy’s next mate.
15th October 2016
Happy 1st Birthday to our Chorus Cats! A year after our first litter was born, we’ve had some fabulous photos and updates from their new families.
Click here to read more in our Kitten News. It’s been wonderful to hear how well all the kittens (now cats!) have been getting on. We’re tentatively planning a second litter in the first half of next year, subject to selecting a suitable stud boy, so watch this space!
About Chorus Tonkinese Cats
Mike & Lizzi Smith are relatively new breeders of Tonkinese Cats. Tonks have a wonderful personality and a gentle demeanour – they are playful, intelligent, affectionate and engaging animals that thrive on the company of humans and other cats.
Please see our About Tonkinese page for more information about this very special breed.
For us, breeding was always something other people did. Although we have always been fascinated to see kittens grow up, we hadn’t contemplated taking on such a significant responsibility until some thoughtful advice and encouragement from an experienced breeder set us to consider it in detail. It took quite a while and a lot of soul-searching to decide that with the support of an excellent mentor and our trusted vets, we could commit to the considerable time, learning, and investment necessary to breed. Find our more about us here.
We are on a long journey of discovery but are under no false impressions – this is hard work; we don’t undertake it lightly and we are committed to breeding healthy and well-adjusted kittens in support of the Tonkinese breed & in accordance with the GCCF Breeding Policy & Code of Ethics.