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Country of Origin Great Britain & USA
Date of Origin 1950s
Weight 3.5 - 7 Kgs (8 - 15 lbs)

Main Characteristics

Himalayans are medium to large cats with large heads and small rounded ears. Their coat is long and soft and can be the following patterns and colours:
Self and tortie points: blue, chocolate, cream, lilac, red, seal, blue-cream, chocolate tortie, lilac-cream and seal tortie.
Tabby points: As above.


Himalayans are calm and friendly.


If you are considering a Himalayan as a pet, consider the following points:
They require daily grooming
They are self contained
They are sedate
They are usually quiet

Interesting Facts

Himalayans are also known as:
Colourpoint Longhair
Colourpoint Persian
Himalayan Persian

Himalayans were bred from persians and siamese cats.

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