Scientific name: Felis catus
Origin: United States, United Kingdom
Coat Length: Long Hair
The Himalayan (a.k.a. Himalayan Persian, or Colorpoint Persian as it is commonly referred to in Europe), is a breed or sub-breed of long-haired cat identical in type to the Persian, with the exception of its blue eyes and its point coloration, which were derived from crossing the Persian with the Siamese.
These cats are sweet-tempered, intelligent and generally very social and good companions. Because of their heritage from the Siamese cats they tend to be more active than Persians.