Welcome to Chorus Tonkinese Cats
8th September 2018
Saffy gave birth to a litter of 4 kittens (3 boys and a girl) on Friday 31st August. The kittens are doing very well – they’ve doubled their birth weights, their eyes are almost all open now, and they are very loud and vigorous. We won’t be able to determine their coat patterns and colours yet, although one of the kittens is distinctly lighter than the others and there are no blues. For a comprehensive guide to the Tonkinese coat pattern please refer to this excellent presentation.
We’ve had a lot of enquiries and will be working through them over the next few weeks – it’s still worth contacting us if you are looking for a kitten as we will be having another litter in the spring. Here are some pictures of the babies, click on them for a larger view:
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5th August 2018
Saffy is expecting kittens at the end of August. The stud is the gorgeous Chocolatedot Rameses Ecco, bred by Kerry Pilkington. After kittens are born we’ll post details here so if you are looking for a kitten please sign up for our kitten news or check back in about 5 weeks time when we’ll know more.
9th December 2017
Sylvia was shown for the first time at the Tonkinese Breed Club show and was Best of Breed in her open class 🙂 The show was a great opportunity to compare her colour with other cats of the same age and registration, and we have now confirmed her status as a chocolate.
We photographed all the exhibits at the show on behalf of the club – follow this link for the show gallery and full results.
Saffy’s Previous Litter – Born April 2017
Six of these kittens are delighting their new owners, and Sylvia is following in Saffy’s pawprints as our next breeding queen.
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. From August 2017 we have further supported the Tonkinese Breed Club as members of the club committee. 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.