A cat of a long-haired breed having a pale coat with dark points, and blue eyes, developed by crossing Persian and Siamese cats.
- Another Siamese-related breed, the colorpoint shorthair, was also gaining recognition throughout the late '60s and early '70s.
- This process was accelerated, one suspects, by the introduction of colorpoint longhairs to Birman breeding programs.
- Subsequently, they were asked to write a breed standard for the Himalayan, a name the colorpoint longhair had acquired somewhere in transition between England and Canada.
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