Himalayan cats, also called “Himalayan Cats,” are a popular hybrid breed of long-haired cats from the islands of the south and north of Thailand. The result is an attractive, long-haired cat with an extended, luxurious, silk-lined body and almond shaped eyes. Medium to large in weight, this long-haired cat has a broad, deep chest, a high rounded belly, and strong legs.
To be part of the Himalayan breeders’ market, breeders must provide a healthy, good-quality sire or pedigreed male with a mother that has not been altered since birth. All of the male cats that come through the breeding lines need to have undergone an assessment by the American Animal Breeders Association or CFA as a safe breeding pair. This assessment is an exhaustive review of the animal’s health, temperament, and bloodline, as well as a complete physical exam. After an assessment has been completed on the breeding pair, the CFA will issue a C.F.A. certification, which will serve as proof that the cat is healthy and free of disease.
Other considerations for Himalayan Cat breeding are things that may weigh into the choice of which pedigreed to name. For example, if you’re interested in a Himalayan Cat as a companion, or show cat, the male may weigh more than the female. The Himalayan Cat may have distinctive markings that may make distinguishing between them difficult, and it may even have a different hair type. When you breed these cats, you want to use a name that can be associated with just one of those characteristics, so that if people see the cats, they’ll know instantly which cat is his or her offspring.
Since the Himalayan Cat shares so many common traits with its fellow feline siblings, it’s a good idea to check with the CFA for the seal point Himalayan kittens that they’ve held. You can learn about the specific point locations by visiting their website. Once you have all of this information, you’ll be able to name your baby Himalayan kittens. Seal point Himalayan kittens may weigh a little less than the average baby felines, but they still maintain a high level of energy. They have the unique combination of being a very active young cat, yet maintaining a very low metabolism. That makes them a wonderful choice for a family that wants a small, gentle animal that will love them for years to come.
Many people choose to breed their Himalayan Cats instead of buying them, because breeding the himalayans is actually more challenging than buying them. The reason is because they are much smaller than your average domestic cat. Plus, breeding them is considered to be a somewhat “exclusive” activity, meaning that only a handful of cat lovers will ever have the pleasure of owning a Himalayan Cat. If you are interested in breeding Himalayan cats, you’ll need to visit local breeders near you that are offering the exotic felines for sale. Once you have found a few that you like, contact them and make arrangements to visit with the animals.
Once you get to your meeting with the owner, you’ll be introduced to the temperament of both the Himalayan Cat and the person who will be its mate. This may sound strange, but it’s important that you know something about each of the participants before making any firm decisions about breeding. A calm, confident cat that willingly carries the characteristics of a Himalayan kitten should be able to survive on his own for several years, but he will need some help if he ever wants to take on the traits of a fully grown adult Himalayan Cat. Since there are only a few registered Himalayan kittens and adults left in the world, it’s important to do everything you can to prepare the cats for their eventual home environment, which includes regular socialization, medical checkups, and learning how to cope with different people and cats.