Other names : Himalayan Persian, Colourpoint Persian

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Life expectancy

The Himalayan has a life expectancy of between 10 and 15 years


Adult size

Female Between 12 and 14 in
Male Between 12 and 14 in

Adult weight

Female Between 7 and 11 lb
Male Between 7 and 11 lb
Coat colour
Black Brown White Red Blue
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Himalayan costs approximately 500£

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More details about the Himalayan

Himalayan: Origins and history

The Himalayan shares the mysterious origins of the Persian, which is thought to have originated from the East. But the first research into this breed began in the United States and Sweden in the 1930s. At the end of 1940s, Great Britain and the United States set up breeding programmes to obtain Colourpoint Persians by crossing black and blue Persians and a semi-long haired Siamese. It wasn’t until 1955 and 1957 that the two countries respectively recognised the breed. Himalayans are quite popular in North America, unlike in Europe where they are not so common.

Himalayan: Purchase price

The average purchase price of a Himalayan kitten is approximately £500, with price varying depending on the lineage, breeding, age and even the sex. For your monthly budget you should allow on average £35 per month to meet their needs, by offering them a high-quality diet and ensuring to keep them in good health.

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