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Despite the exotic name, the Himalaya cat breed was removed in the USA. It is result of selection work which lasted several decades. The "Himalaya" this cat breed received the name in honor of the Himalaya rabbits who are distinguished by the same color.
On a photo: Himalaya cat. Photo source:
Officially recognized the Himalaya cats in the fifties of the 20th century. Though still some manufacturers call these cats "Himalaya Persian".
Similar to the Himalaya cats part also in the countries of Europe, but there to their thicket call "kolor-point". Their difference from the Himalaya cats – a little more extended muzzle and more intensive color.
The Himalaya cat breed appeared as a result of crossing of Siamese and Persian cats. If to look at the description , this is in essence the Persian cat of a Siamese (Himalaya) color. Siamese and Persian ancestors also affected character cats of the Himalaya breed. In Great Britain the Himalaya cats consider not independent breed, but a kind of the Persian cat of a color a kolor-point.