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Tonkinese
2007-12-13 18:54:15

Tonkinese (or "Tonks" are a medium-sized short-haired cat breed that is a cross between Siamese and Burmese. These cats are distinguished by points like the Siamese and Himalayans. Some claim that this breed's appearance is similar to the original appearance of the Siamese. Tonkinese cats are generally muscular and trim, but heavier than they appear to be. They have a modified wedge-shaped...

Siamese
2007-12-13 15:25:46

One of the first distinctly recognized breeds of Oriental cat is the Siamese. It is believed to be from Siam (present day Thailand), where it is referred to as the "Moon Diamond". It is one of the most popular breeds of cat in North America and Europe. Despite their territory of origin, most of the development of the breed occurred after the breed was imported to Britain in the late 1800s....

Burmese
2007-12-13 13:41:36

The Burmese is a breed of domestic cat split into two subgroups: the British Burmese (traditional) and the American Burmese (contemporary). The ancestry of all Burmese cats can be traced back to Thailand. The breed was recognized in America in 1936 and in the UK in 1952 by the respective cat Fancier's Associations. The first Burmese cats were seen only as Chocolate Siamese, because of...

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