The overall impression of the Tonkinese is that of a well-proportioned and well-muscled cat of medium foreign type, with a firm feel and surprising weight for its size. The Tonkinese should fall squarely between the types of the Siamese and the Burmese from which its own distinctive breed derives. The impression should be of an alert, sociable cat in superb condition, silken coated and gracefully athletic.
Patterns: Sepia, Mink, Pointed.
Colours: Seal, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Red, Cream, and the corresponding Torties.