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Himalayan/Persian??

Mahealani770
June 30th, 2006, 02:51 PM
Is a Himalayan cat the same thing as a Persian cat? :confused:
I've always wanted a Himalayan because I love the smashed face and long hair...but all I see is "Persian" cats for adoption and they look the same to me. Forgive me if this was the dumbest question ever!:( lol

Shamrock
June 30th, 2006, 03:17 PM
Hi... yes, they are one and the same. A Himalayan is a Persian cat - with points.

At one time, they were classed and shown as a seperate breed, this is where the confusion can come in.
Though they are still referred to as Himalayans, this actually only signifies the colourpoint pattern.

They are wonderful cats, mellow and very laid- back.. though of course high-maintenance kitties.

Good luck in finding one!


This is my himmy boy Basil, incredibly gentle and sweet natured.

Puppyluv
June 30th, 2006, 03:20 PM
Himalayans are a division of the Persian breed, here is a site on them: http://www.cfainc.org/breeds/profiles/persian-him.html

lpn169
July 4th, 2006, 03:24 AM
Awww, pretty, I have a himmy myself...Jake (aka...Flakey Jake) Reg'd name, lol.

Snooky'sMom
July 7th, 2006, 08:27 AM
Oh I love the pictures of all the Himalayans! It makes me sad too. I lost mine Sept last year. He was 19 and I still miss him so bad. He was a special boy.

Mahealani770
July 7th, 2006, 09:42 AM
Awe....Snooky'sMom...I'm so sorry to hear that. Do you have pictures of your sweet baby? :(

Snooky'sMom
July 8th, 2006, 10:26 AM
Awe....Snooky'sMom...I'm so sorry to hear that. Do you have pictures of your sweet baby? :(

Thanks for asking . I keep trying to post a picture of him using the Manage Attachment thing or the link button but nothing works. The manage attachment downloads it but it doesn't show up. Can't figure out why.

He was a beautiful sealpoint and there hasn't been a day gone by since he died that I haven't thought of him. I keep looking at the Himalayans on Petfinder looking for ones that resemble Damian but even though I am drawn to them it might be a bad move to get a cat only because he resembled Damian.

Snooky'sMom
July 8th, 2006, 10:28 AM
Oh, I guess the file attachment thing worked after all! Here's another picture of Damian in his senior years. The first was when he was 7 years old.

Mahealani770
July 8th, 2006, 11:57 AM
Aww..he's precious, Snooky's Mom...and I'm so very sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is. Damian is running and playing with the rest of our furbabies that have crossed the bridge. :grouphug:
~M~

Snooky'sMom
July 9th, 2006, 02:18 PM
Thanks for your kind words Mahealani770. He was one of a kind.

surveychick
July 10th, 2006, 10:15 AM
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/surveychick9/critters/MAY06003.jpg
here's chloe

a chocolate point (is what i have been told--no expert) She has an incredible personality and is very very playful at 4 yrs old. She even loves to travel in the car!
(wow that came out huge..sry i have no idea how to reduce the size!)

Snooky'sMom
July 10th, 2006, 08:40 PM
Oh what a beauty Chloe is. Does she have speckled whiskers? It looks like it in the picture and my Damian had speckled whiskers.

Lise
July 13th, 2006, 06:29 AM
Himmies are wonderful.Cocoa turns twenty the end of this month.She's my third himmy we had Charlie and Quick before her.She still likes to play and she's still a purrbag.

Lise
July 13th, 2006, 06:33 AM
That's Gypsy with her.

chico2
July 13th, 2006, 06:35 AM
Beautiful cats everyone,thank's!!

Mahealani770
July 13th, 2006, 09:32 AM
Aww..what beutiful himis everyone. I have been looking at persian rescue sites so I'll let you know if we get a new addition to the family!:thumbs up