Bombay (cat)

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Bombay
Bombay cat.jpg
A British Bombay cat. Note that the fur is jet black, a characteristic of all Bombay cats.[1]
OriginThailand
Breed standards
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Domestic cat (Felis catus)
 
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Bombay
Bombay cat.jpg
A British Bombay cat. Note that the fur is jet black, a characteristic of all Bombay cats.[1]
OriginThailand
Breed standards
CFAstandard
TICAstandard
AACEstandard
ACFA/CAAstandard
ACFstandard
CCAstandard
Domestic cat (Felis catus)

The term Bombay cat is used to refer to two different cat breeds, known as the British Bombay and the American Bombay.

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General information

British Bombay

The British Bombay cat is the name given to black cats of the Asian group.[3] It is a cat of Burmese type with a black coat, toes, nose, and copper to greenish eyes. The close-lying, sleek and glossy black coat should be coloured to the roots, with little or no paling. The Bombay is a shorthair breed of domestic cat, closely related to the Burmese.

American Bombay

An American Bombay cat.
A sable colored Bombay cat with a surprised expression on its face.

The American cat breed, named Bombay, was bred in 1958 in Louisville, Kentucky, when Nikki Horner of Shawnee Cattery deliberately bred an American Shorthair with a Burmese for the purpose of creating a domesticated cat that resembled a "miniature black panther".[4] This earned the Bombay the nickname "parlor panther". American Bombays have copper or golden eyes, and a jet-black coat. Occasionally, a Bombay kitten may be born sable colored or have a few spots of white on chest, ears, or, tail, because of its relation to the Burmese.[citation needed]

Personality characteristics

As cited above, Bombay cats love to eat. It is a part of nature. To reduce the risk of diabetes, it is important to feed them at certain times of the day. This will prevent the gaining of unnecessary weight. Do not fall for the scratching of the food bag or the desperate cries for food. These tactics are used to try to pry out some food from you. It is a very unhealthy habit that can never be broken.

Bombays tend to be attached to their families and crave attention, and for this reason this breed is highly suitable for children.[1]

Bombay cats are not independent. They seek attention from their owners and people around them often and dislike being left alone for extended periods of time.[5]

Although they like to be around people generally, Bombay Cats also tend to have a certain person whom they pay special attention to in their lives.[5]

Overall, the Bombay breed is intelligent, playful, and attention seeking.[5] They tend to get along well with other cats, as they have an established pecking order in the household. They have a very distinctive purr and love to snuggle. On cold days they can be found next to any source of heat they can find.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ a b [1], General information about the Bombay Breed. Retrieved 12 June 2011
  2. ^ a b c d e [2], General facts about the Bombay Breed.
  3. ^ Fogle, B.: The Encyclopedia of the Cat. Dorling Kindersley Limited: 2008
  4. ^ American Bombay Cat American Bombay Cat, mybombaycat.com. Retrieved on 28 January 2011
  5. ^ a b c [3], Information about the personality.

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