Before I had Casper, I had Yeti Mungo and Bollinger, so it is 26 years I have had himalayan cats. I thought it would be easy to go out and get another one, but not so. The lady I got Casper from is no longer breeding them. Back before I got Casper, the Cat Fancy changed the show standards for himalayans. This article on Wikipedia explains to two face types. You can see quite clearly that mine have the doll face.
Here is Casper as a kitten with his ‘long’nose. Unfortunately for me, the standard is now for the short nose – the ‘peke face’, so those still breeding himalayans for showing have fallen into line. I have tried without success to get a response from the Himalayan Cat Club, and I am wondering if they have disbanded, because there are so few breeders of himalayans in NSW on the net.
This is my beautiful Yeti Mungo as a kitten.Yeti became ‘the most beautiful cat in the world’. You can even see from this pic that he had a ‘proper nose’. I had Yeti and his half brother Bollinger for ten years. The cattery they came from no longer exists. Bollinger was a party animal. Loved visitors. Favourite food was strawberries, but also liked cherry tomatoes and mandarin segments.
So I am asking, does anyone know anyone who breeds himalayan cats, or even has a himalayan cat (in NSW) who they can ask if there is anyone out there breeding doll face himalayan cats?