HIMALAYANS

Cats

The coloration coat of a Himalayan is due to the combination of a partial albinism genes that allow color to appear only in cold areas of the body 

The idea of combining in a single cat the the most attractive characteristics of the two most popular breeds, the color pattern of the Siamese and the long hair of the Persian, emerged at the beginning of the last century. The first specimens of this type were obtained in 1922, when Swedish geneticists crossed white Persians with traditional Siamese (seal point). At this time little was unknown on how these characters were inherited. By getting a partial success, they put aside their attempts.

In the 1930s, geneticist Clyde Keeler, from the Harvard Medical School, and Siamese breeder Virginia Cobb, from Boston, Mass., tried to do the same as the Swedes, but crossing Siamese and dark color Persians (black, smoke and silver). From the cross of a female Siamese and a black male Persian in 1931 they obtained three short-haired black cats, and kept a male, which was called Newton Bozo. Next year they crossed a long haired black female with a male Siamese, obtaining a short-haired black female, called Newton Bizie. In 1933, the crossing of both hybrids, Bozo and Bizzie, produced a long-haired black female, Newton Babbit, which when crossed with his father, Bozo, in 1935 produced five puppies: two with Siamese aspect, two with black long hair and a female Himalayan, called Debutante. This kitten had the color pattern of a Siamese and long hair; her slender and elongated body, however, was more similar to a Siamese than to a Persian. Several years of work were still needed to obtain the compact body like a Persian.

The Himalayas debuted in an exhibition in the 1950s. In the 1960s they were recognized as a breed apart, although is also valid to consider them as a color variety of the Persian. Currently it is possible to cross Hymalayans with Persians (also with Exotic shorthairs) to maintain, fix or enhance its kind, because if Himalayans are intercrossed  for generations, some unwanted features, such as the long, thin body of the Siamese, may reappear.

The coloration coat of a Himalayan is due to the combination of a partial albinism genes that allow color to appear only in cold areas of the body (pointed), as the tips of the legs, tail and years, the mask of the face, whereas the rest of the body is light colored. The Himalayas are accepted in all colors (seal point, blue point, chocolate point, lilac point, red point, cream point and tortie point). Also the same colors with different patterns such as lynx point, which adds to the color the tabby (striped) pattern, and bicolor (its color plus white).

Meet our Himalayans specimens

RW Mexicats Nina

BEST HIMALAYAN KITTEN OF THE YEAR AND EIGHTH BEST KITTEN IN THE SOUTH CENTRAL REGION OF TICA FOR THE 2007/08 

Female - Seal Tortie Point

TICA registration

Sire: QGC Grimper Kevin of Mexicats

Dam: CH Queenking Puqui of Mexicats

RW Mexicats Nina

CH Alomi Marquis Macon of Mexicats

Male - Seal Linx Point

CFA and TICA registration

Sire:  Alomi's Wild Zappa

Dam: Alomi's Oh l'Amour

CH Alomi Marquis Macon of Mexicats

Furr-s Gizmo of Mexicats

Male - Red Point

CFA, TICA, and FIFE registration

Sire: Solo Angeles Cafe Tacuba

Dam: Queenking Muñeca

Furr-s Gizmo of Mexicats

SGCA Nicté Fortino Morrone of Mexicats

Female - Cream Point

TICA, CFA, and AMG registrations

Sire: Sweety Cats Tommy of Lilycats

Dam: Tammy of Lilycats

CH Alomi Marquis Macon of Mexicats

CH Queenking Puqui of Mexicats

Female - Seal Point

TICA, CFA, and  FIFE registrations

Sire: Queenking Casino

Dam: Queenking Julia

CH Queenking Puqui of Mexicats

Mexicats Liona

Female - Blue Tortie Point

TICA registration

Sire: Mexicats Lion King

Dam: Mexicats Lisse

Mexicats Liona

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