nepalayanThe Nepalayan is derived from Himalayan Persian or Pointed Exotic cats hybridised with the Clippercat – New Zealand’s native Polydactyl cat.

This breed is Pointed in Pattern, well balanced and of muscular build with a maximum of eight claws on the front paws, and seven claws on the rear paws. A symmetrical number of toes on both front and rear paws is preferred.

Nepalayans are bred in all traditional Himalayan colours and may be Shorthaired or Longhaired.

The Nepalayan has Provisional status. Cat Breeds in this category have an adopted Standard but may only be shown in the NEW BREED and COLOUR classes.