Welcome to Chorus Tonkinese Cats
4th February 2018
We are planning our next litter and hope to have Saffy mated within the next 6-8 weeks with a view to kittens being ready in the summer. We already have a stud in mind for Sylvia’s first mating, but he won’t be ready for another six months so we’d expect a mating with Sylvia much later this year. Please keep an eye on this page and if you are interested in the latest information about our next litters please sign up for our kitten news using the simple form above.
10th December 2017
On 9th December 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 were pleased to photograph all the exhibits at the show on behalf of the club – follow this link for the show gallery and full results.
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.
We are very pleased that six beautiful tonks are delighting their new families whilst Sylvia has stayed home to follow in Saffy’s paw-prints as our second breeding queen. See the full story in our kitten news here.
*For a comprehensive guide to the Tonkinese coat pattern please refer to this excellent presentation.
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.