Persia is a widely recognized and quite popular breed. On the basis of its early crossbreeding, the Himalayan cat appeared. The early evolution of the Persian cat is most likely to take place on the cold Persian plateau (today’s Iran and Iraq). When these silky cats were brought to Europe by Phoenicians and Romans, Europeans fell in love with them. Over the years, Persian breeding has been deliberately preserved and emphasized the characteristics of its long hair.
The first step in breeding a key color Persia is to hybridize Siamese cats with Persians. After years of breeding, the offspring produced a number of cats with long hair and key color patterns. These heavy colored, long haired cats then mate with Persia, and their offspring mate with each other. Over many years, breeders have acquired cats with many basic Persian characteristics and key colors. At this time, the next step of work – this is to obtain the registration authority’s official variety approval. In the UK, bsterling Webb has spent more than 10 years perfecting his key color long haired cat. In 1955, he found the Governing Council of the cat country (GCCF) and asked them to recognize the new variety of the long haired cat. As he and other breeders described and defended their work on the new color, their request was granted and longhaired colorpoint became an independent breed in the UK.
Over the next decade, the Himalayan cat spread rapidly. But the vast majority of Himalayan cats cannot meet the breeding standards of Persia. Many breeders no longer cross regularly with pure Persians. They propagated using the existing key colors and key colors, so progress in making Himalaya a Persian standard was slow, or even invisible. Himalayas became the focus of long nosed, long haired cats. In the 1870s, Himalayan breeders began to look back and think about what they had tried to achieve. Obviously, they have too much work to do to produce more Persian like cats. To this end, they began to hybridize regularly with Persia, retaining the best offspring for breeding. After a period of time, more like the Persian color of the long hair cat began to appear in the cat show. The cats looked more like Persia and were able to compete with Persia for the final prize.