Many people consider the blue-eyed, long-haired Himalayan to be the perfect indoor cat. Himalayans were created by crossing the Persian and the Siamese. The idea was to create a breed with the long, luxurious fur of the Persian, but with the blue eyes and color points of the Siamese. In fact, Himalayans are now sometimes called the Colorpoint Persian. They are not only beautiful, but make excellent companions, with their friendly and playful nature.