Himalayan cats, otherwise known as “Himmies,” are a hybrid breed of Persian and Siamese cats. The result is a beautiful feline with a long, silky, Persian-like coat and Siamese-like pointed coloring and bright blue eyes.
Medium to large in size, the stocky, thick-bodied Himalayan cat has a wide, deep chest, a rounded abdomen, and sturdy bones. A healthy Himalayan should feel muscular and solid, but not overly chubby.
- SIZE : Medium to large in size with a wide-set chest and round abdomen. Himalayans typically weigh between 7 and 12 pounds, but some males may weigh more.
- COAT AND COLOR :Dense undercoat with a long overcoat that comes in pointed colors and patterns. Some colors include gray, blue, chocolate, lilac, and cream.
- LIFE EXPECTANCY : 15 years or longer