It depends on their breeding I suppose. If you breed a Burmese to a Siamese to get a tonk, all of the babies will be mink. Because Burmese are sepia and siamese are pointed. And the genes for that are: sepia - CsCs, and pointed - CbCb. So when you breed them together, you get all CsCb babies -- the mink color. Sepia and Pointed are codominant -- so you will always get a mix of them with that breeding -- that being the mink. Perhaps that is why only minks are recognized in competition -- because that is the original breeding of a Tonk...Burmese/Siamese.Lazio said:I believe Tonkinese come in 4 base colors (platinum, champagne, natural, and blue) with 3 coat patterns (point, mink, solid) for a total of 12 individual color combinations. Points having blue eyes, Minks having aqua eyes, and Solids with yellow/green eyes.
I believe minks are the only ones recognized in competitions.
those kittens are sick, that's herpes and if she's not careful they will get worse. She needs to clean them and probably the environment and then treat the mother, assuming they are not eating food yet, and if they are she needs to feed them. gunk in the eyes is NEVER a good thing. Sometimes there may be a tiny bit on one kittens eye, but it should be cleaned out and watched, but look at all of these, yuk, one on the far right appears to be wattery as well.