Articles of special interest to breeders of Himalayans

Titles marked with a red asterisk * are for PandEcats.com members only.


  • GP, RW Bejeweled Sterling Silver
    This is the story of two remarkable females—one human and one feline. Pauline Ryan had been breeding and showing cats under the Bejeweled cattery name for almost nine years, but it always seemed like bad luck prevented her from ever granding a cat. Then, in 2013, a lynxpoint Exotic kitten was born in her cattery with a recurring health problem—a prolapsing rectum. Almost everyone told Pauline to put the kitten down—that more surgery would be a waste of money. But Pauline didn't listen to that advice . . .
    September, 2015

  • * Cactusway
    Toni Renzacci, of Cactusway Cattery, was a pioneer of Chocolate and Lilac Persians.
    February 2003

  • * Chestermere
    The Chestermere cattery name is an integral part of the history of the Himalayan. This is their story...
    November 2002

  • * Chocolate Family Grands: Part 1
    The first Chocolate Point Himalayan granded in 1969. Enjoy browsing through a family album of the early chocolate Grands.
    June 2003

  • * Chocolate Family Grands: Part 2
    The outstanding chocolates of th 90's
    June 2003

  • * Chocolate Family Grands: Part 3
    The chocolate story continues...
    July 2003

  • * Chocolate Family Grands: Part 4
    The chocolate story in recent years
    August 2003

  • * Chocolate Family Grands: Part 5
    The latest Chocolate Grand Champions in CFA are featured.
    December 2006

  • Chocolate High
    A new CFA record has been set for the highest scoring Chocolate Point Himalayan in the Breed history.
    May 2004

  • * Color Point Exotic Grands in CFA
    Color Point Exotics present a special challenge to the breeder/exhibitor.
    October 2003

  • * Colors of the Himalayan Division
    In the 45 years since the first Himalayan gained championship status in CFA, 20 colors of 'pointed' Persians have been accepted . See photographs of examples of each recognized color along with the year of their acceptance and their color description.
    March 2002

  • CPC Designation - Let's be Accurate
    Now that there is a DNA test to determine the pointed gene, it is possible for cat registries to institute a registration numbering system to reflect whether a non-pointed cat actually has the pointed gene.
    September 2006

  • * CPC DMs in CFA
    Color Point Carriers who have earned the most coveted breeding title in CFA
    September 2002

  • CPC: Can You Tell By Just Looking?
    Can you tell a CPC from a 'pure' Persian just by looking at it?
    August 2002

  • * Himalayan Breed Winners in CFA
    This article includes a list of the Himalayan cats entitled to use the prestigious BW title, indicating each has earned the title of Best of Breed in Championship for the year in which it was shown.
    April 2007

  • Himalayan Cats Online
    The launch of a new website dedicated to the Himalayan cat!
    November 2005

  • * Himalayan DMs in CFA
    50 Himalayans have earned the most coveted breeding title in CFA
    August 2002

  • Himalayan Grands of Distinction in CFA
    In 2011, CFA instituted a brand new title — the Grand of Distinction. The first Himalayan Persian to earn the title of Grand of Distinction was a Flame Lynx Point spay called GC, GPD, NW Laureden Bunny of Kittrik. This article tracks the Himalayans that have earned this prestigious title, separated by year, and listed alphabetically . . .
    February 2017

  • * Himalayan History
    Follow the history of the acceptance and progress of Himalayans in CFA including photos of the first Grand, first National Winner and first D.M.
    February 2002

  • * Himalayan Masking
    Breeders of pointed cats strive to produce cats with perfect masks. Do you know the difference between a cat with a poor and a cat with a good mask?
    August 2004

  • * Himalayan National Winners in CFA
    The winningest Himalayans in CFA History!
    October 2002

  • Hip-Hip-Hair-ay
    Kathy Durdick of Ristokat Himalayans shares her story of a special regional winning cat.
    May 2003

  • * History of Lynxpoint Himalayans
    Although the Himalayan breed itself was the result of decades of planned breedings, the Lynx Point really came about by accident.
    February 2002

  • Interview With Diane Caster, Playwickey
    PandEcats.com interviews Diane Castor of Playwickey Himalayans about her career as a cat breeder and exhibitor
    November 2005

  • Lynx Point Himalayan Color Class Change 2002
    Himalayan Color Class changes, effective May 2002
    May 2002

  • Lynxpoint Himalayan Color Class Change 2006
    CFA separates the Tortie Lynx Points and Blue-Cream Lynx Points
    May 2006

  • * Lynxpoint Kitten
    How soon can you tell if a kitten is going to be a lynxpoint - or not?
    February 2020

  • Playwickey Retiring
    Diane Castor of Playwickey Himalayans is closing down her breeding program after almost 4 decades. This is her story and her words and emotions as she views the nearing of the end of her career as a cat breeder.
    August 2007

  • GC, RW Prancenpaws Glamor Shot of Ristokat, DM
    When a new breeder starts out, often their greatest wish is to find a foundation female for their breeding program. Follow the story of how Ristokat's Himalayans first show cat was a dream come true.
    July 2000

  • * GC, RW Ristokat's Chippendale
    GC, RW Ristokat's Chippendale shares his photos with you - from 3 weeks to a year later, see how he developed from promising kitten to regional-winning adult
    July 2004

  • * Temperature and Your Himalayan's Coat Color
    Himalayan kittens are born almost white and their point color develops as they grow older. Their coat continues to darken with age, something that is a concern when showing them. This is just one more characteristic that presents a special challenge to Hi
    October 2000

  • * What Is A CPC?
    Understanding the numbering system for registering Persians in CFA.
    July 2006

  • White Himalayans
    In the crazy world of color genetics, interesting things can occur when combining the white gene with the colorpoint gene...
    December 2007



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