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Feline Breed Spotlight: Tonkinese


“Chocolate Siamese” cats were the original Tonkinese cats, however these cats were not bred deliberately.  The deliberate crossing of the Siamese and Burmese- the actual creation of the Tonkinese was done by a breeder in Canada. These cats were considered a crossbreed for quite sometime before the Canadian Cat Association began registering them as an established breed. The name may be a reference to the Bay of Tonkin in Vietnam, even though these cats have no connection with the area.