The Himalayan was accepted as a new breed in CFA in 1957. It was 14 years later,
however, before the
breed had its first Grand Premier - a seal point female named GP Blue Print's
In 1981, CFA added a class for solid chocolate and lilac CPCs as a "solid division"
of the Himalayan class - which was retracted just a year later.
In 1984, the Himalayans were combined with the Persian breed, which also had the
effect of making the CPCs eligible for competition right beside their Persian
counterparts. The first CPC Grand Premier earned her title that same year - a
blue-eyed white female named GP Jolee's Maebell of Sandbox.
For more details, including links to photos (when available) and pedigrees, see the