Himalayan cats are kind of long-haired cats identical in type to Persia, with the exception of blue eyes and color of the dot, which is derived from the intersection of Persia and Siam. Although the same lineage was there for hundreds of years, the Persian Colourpoint, as commonly called in Europe, a new beginning in the late 1950s .
While the Himalayas is considered as a separate breed from the Persian by the International Cat Association, it is grouped together with the Persian and Exotic Shorthair (Persian-haired version) under the "Persian Breed Group standard" . Cat breeders' association considers the color variations of Himalayan Persian is not a separate breed, even though they compete in the color of their own. To the color of the breed named Himalaya: Himalayan reference to animal coloration, especially the Himalayan rabbit.
Such as Persian cats, Himalayan cats tend to have round (cobby) body with short legs, which makes it more difficult for them to jump as high as other cats do. Some people have more than Siam as the body , even, and can jump as high as seven feet [quote required].
Like the Persians, there are two types of cat Himalaya, Traditional or Doll Face and Ultra directive or face the more extreme 'trapped' face. Seal point Himalayan to the left is the doll faced Himalayan whereas purple dot on the picture is the face of a directive or ultra.
Like many long-haired cats, Himalayans need to be combed every day to care for them find the best coat and healthy. In addition, they may need their face wiped daily, depending on the cat. Bathing a Himalayan is also recommended by some breeders, to help reduce the amount of oil in cat fur and skin. Fur on the body of a Himalayan is white or beige, but the eyes come in different colors: Seal (or black), blue, purple, brown, red (fire), and cream. Points can also be a tortoiseshell cat or motivated. Chocolate and lilac point Himalayans are the most difficult to produce, because both parents must carry the gene for brown / purple to brown or purple produce kittens, as the trait is autosomal recessive.