Welcome to Chorus Tonkinese Cats
25th June 2017
Saffy’s kittens are now eight weeks old – more pictures and updates on their progress in our kitten news.
All three girls are reserved, it is likely that two of the boys will be reserved, which leaves two boys remaining to find homes for – we will know more after the weekend.
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.
20th April 2017
Saffy was mated with Tallica Rameses Enigma between 23rd and 27th February and we are expecting kittens at the very end of April; they would be ready for new homes at the start of August. Here she is with about a week to go. Paws crossed!
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.