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Persian Cats & Kittens – Persians are a longhair breed of cat which is characterized by it’s round face and shortened muzzle. The name refers to Persia, the former name of the country of Iran.
Recognized since the late 19th century, they were developed first by the English and then by American breeders shortly after the second world war. In Britain, they are called a Longhair or Persian Longhair. The selective breeding by breeders has allowed them to develop a wider variety of coat colors, but has also led to the creation of increasingly flatter face. Favored by cat lovers, their head structure can cause a number of health problems One in particular is hereditary polcycstic kidney disease which is prevalent in them.
Having a placid and unpretentious nature they easily adapted to apartment living and have been one of the most popular breeds in the United States for many years.
Himalayan Cats & Kittens – (a.k.a. Himalayan Persian or a Colourpoint Persian as commonly referred to in Europe), Himalayan’s are a breed or a sub-breed of longhair cats identical in type to the Persain, with a few exceptions osuch as it’s blue eyes and point colouration’s, which were derived from crossing the Persian with the Siamese breed.
Himalayan cats are considered a breed separate from the Persian by “The International Cat Association” (TICA), it is however grouped together with the Persian and the Exotic Shorthair, which is the short haired version of the Persian, under the “Persian Breed Group” standards, but the “Cat Fancier’s Association” considers the Himalayan Persian to be simply a color variation of the Persian rather than a separate breed, but compete in their own color divisions at shows.
They got their name from the color that is a reference to the coloration of many of the Himalayan animals, in particular the Himalayan rabbit.
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