Where I can contact to ask if my kitten is Tonk or SiameseMutt? I bought a cat Tonk (on the contract) but he seems Siam.
I bought a Tonk (according to the contract) and paid $475, but people (including some from Catster site) tells me my kitten is Siam. I want to know if my kitten is Tonk or Siamese. I bought the kitten via some pictures by a breeder/seller (but no license as a breeder, I guess). I received the different kitten from the picture the seller showed me (I accidentally found the exactly same picture in a different breeder's website. I talked to the site owner and found out that the seller used others breeders’ photos to sell their cats). The seller keeps saying “This is a Tonk, not a Siam mutt”, but I think this kitten’s personality is too active as a Tonk. If someone has any idea where I can contact to ask if my kitten is Tonk or Siamese (or there is no exact way from the “look/form” in this world because Tonk and Siam are too similar?) Thank you for your info or idea in advance! (I put the father & mother cats’ pictures which the seller provided to me) siamesekitten96822.shutterfly.com
on Mar 19th 2010
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If you did not receive papers with your kitten/cat signed by the breeder stating that it is a purebred Tonkinese or Siamese, there is little you can do. It really sounds to me like you got taken. If I were you, I would take my cat to a vet right away to make sure it has no health problems that may appear later due to indiscriminate breeding You can always contact a reputable breeder of Tonkinese or Siamese, and ask for their opinion, but unless they are willing to sign a paper saying they think it is (or isn't) a purebred, you have little recourse against whomever you got the kitten from if it's not what they told you it is. If this reputable breeder is willing to sign something saying they feel you were "ripped off", then you may be able to take the breeder you got your cat from to Small Claims Court. If you are so concerned with the definite breed because you plan to breed your cat, I would hesitate to do so until I had documents stating exactly what your kitty is
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 3/19/10. Helpful? / 1
When always buying a kitten from a breeder you should always ask to see the papers on the mother and father also to see their other kittens in the litter if any . And to check out conditions in their cattery . If they have a problem with any of these things , head for the nearest door . You might not be getting what you are paying for . Also they must have a health check from a vet . All my babies had a health check , 1 & 2 shots and I tested for FIV for their furever new homes . New parents recieved blue papers when I got a vets note saying they were fixed .
Airel answered on 3/19/10. Helpful? / 1
Ity is hard to tell at this age many colorpoinmt kittens look very similar. If she is not a licensed breeder then there is not very much you can do. I bought a kitten (who later died of a congenital disorder) from a breeder who was using the CFA logo on her website and when I contacted the CFA, they told me she was not a registered breeder, did not have breeding rights to her cats and had been asked repeatedly to get their logo off her website. However, do not assume that because the kitten is too active that she is not a Tonk. All kittens are insane. Persians are laid back lazy cats and my 6 month old Lucy flies off the cat tree to land on the back of my desk chair, sleeps in the bathroom sink and does many crazy things. Kittens are kittens no matter what breed.
Allie answered on 3/19/10. Helpful? / 1
Hmm. You can look at the CFA Breed Profile for Tonkinese at www.cfainc.org
I am not very up on colorpoint cats, but your cat is definitely some kind of breed. I would guess Tonk rather than Siamese, although the Siamese I've seen at cat shows have all been the extremely slender ones--the traditional Siamese are somewhat more massive in build. Your kitten looks heavier and furrier than a Siamese would. Since Tonks and Siamese are related (see the CFA article), it's hard to say. However, it does sound like you met up with a sleazy breeder. You need a license to be a breeder in Japan, but I don't know about how things are where you live. I show my cats with the CFA, and my cattery name is registered with them, but the CFA does not give out breeding rights. Breeders do. In any event, you have a beautiful kitten there, whatever the breed.
Lola answered on 3/20/10. Helpful? / 1
Eye color is important. All Siamese have blue eyes. Tonks can have blue, aqua and green eyes depending upon coat pattern. See Tonkinese Breed Association (TBA) website for more info on Tonks and colors.
Looking at your pictures I think they are traditional Siamese due to their slight wedge head shape and eye color. The Father is a certainly a Siamese seal point as the eyes are very blue. A solid dark Tonk would have yellow-green eyes. The mother is a blue point Siamese due to her head shape and eyes. The kittens are more difficult to determine as their fur and eye color will change as the mature.
Rainey answered on 4/13/10. Helpful? / 0