Minkitty Cattery, located in a western
suburb of Cleveland on America's beautiful North
Coast, is a small in home cattery raising only Tonkinese
kittens. Minkitty's Tonkinese kittens are raised as a hobby
and not as a
business. Our hobby is showing Tonkinese in CFA Cat shows.
As a result of our hobby, we sometimes have kittens that we offer for
sale to select homes.
Our kittens are registered with CFA, which is the
world's largest registry and 100 years old in 2006.
We only breed Tonkinese to Tonkinese and kittens come
with an 6 generation CFA Tonkinese pedigree. Our blood lines
are North American. The traditional color/pattern Tonkinese
was established in the US and Canada and the largest
gene pool for the traditional color/patterns exists right
here in North America. Because of the large gene pool these
cats tend to be rather healthy with no genetic problems.
There is no lack of interest in a CFA registered Tonkinese.
As a result, I do not find any reason to mix two
breeds to create a "designer breed" or to try to "recreate"
the Tonkinese breed by breeding back to the Siamese or
sell our kittens younger that 12 weeks and usually wait until 14-16
weeks. This is the recommendation of just about every
registry, the Winn Foundation and various feline
We show our Tonkinese regularly. As a result, all
kittens have proper eye color, proper ear set, and a clear coat without
tabby markings (barring or stripping along the legs or tail).
The colors are correct for the color/pattens and the kittens
are bred to CFA standard.
We get e-mails and phone calls from people who say
that they heard that Tonkinese are hypo-allergenic.
Not True. Here is a link to an article that can
explain it a whole lot better than me. Cat
World - Hypoallergenic Cats