Siamese or Tonkinese Breed?
Hi, I have a two Siamese Cats, i believe they are siamese until i showed them to my friends and they told me that my Cats are Tonkinese cats. I searched the net about tonkinese cats.. now I'm confused.. My kittens have no papers, i adopted them and im also not familiar with cat breeds as this is the first time i owned a cat.
Thank you :-)
these are the photos of my cats
on Nov 6th 2012
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Tonkinese and Siamese can look very similar as kittens, so it's honestly difficult to tell. As it grows, the breed should be come more distinctly apparent - with the Siamese having a distinctly oriental face in comparison to Tonkinese.
As kittens, Siamese generally have more elongated faces and larger ears then Tonkinese. Where as Tonkinese tend to have rounder heads. If I had to guess I'd say your kitten is Siamese, though I am no expert.
Don't worry though - your kitten will grow more distinct features soon, so it'll be a lot easier to distinguish the breed. Though if you really want to know sooner than later, perhaps consider sending your photos to a Siamese and Tonkinese breeder, or a vet, for a professional opinion.
Who knows - it may even be a mix between the two!
Best of luck.
Kimi (君) answered on 12/11/12. Helpful? / 0