I’m strongly considering getting one of these in the near future and is just doing my research right now. But when I search for platinum mink and lilac mink Tonkinese, I couldn’t tell the difference between them. I don’t know if they are the same thing but with a different name or if they are really different color coats. I’m just curious, can anyone help me out?
Answer by realistic4ever
I do not know much about the breed and I could probably Google an answer but then again, so could you. Just be aware that you mentioning you want clarification will not stop tons of people from giving you their uneducated wild ‘guess’ in this thread- even those that have never seen a Tonkinese. ;)
I am assuming that you placed some research into the breed personality and health issues when determining what breed you should get. The majority of your energy going forward should be focused on finding the right breeder as that is so very important. When researching reputable breeders that are in good standing with organizations like TICA and the CFA, you should be able to gather some of your information on color from these websites. There are standards for breeds through these organization so this might be a good resource for you as well. I am sure that if you are serious about a kitten the breeder also would not mind answering your questions.
edit: for the heck of it I just Googled Tonkinese colors as I was curious and found this interesting website that might be of some help: http://www.tonkinesebreedassociation.org/TonkineseColors.html