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The Tonkinese is the result of crossing a Siamese with a Burmese and, therefore, displays characteristics from both breeds being quite noisy and active. The Tonkinese comes in a range of colours and has a longish coat.
Health and welfare issues
Currently, there are no specific inherited problems reported with the Tonkinese.
We have limited the information about inherited disorders to those conditions that are known and proven to exist within a breed. For many breeders and many conditions, insufficient information may be available at this time to know whether any particular breed is necessarily free of any particular condition.
In general, pedigree breeds use a much smaller gene pool for breeding than domestic cats and therefore have a higher risk of developing inherited disorders. In addition, a number of ‘newer’ pedigree breeds are derived from matings between one or more ‘older’ breeds, and in these situations perpetuation of inherited problems that were seen in older breeds is likely within the newer breeds.
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