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By: Cheryl Jackson
Origin Of The Bombay Cat
The Bombay cat is a modern breed created in
the United States. The Bombay cat was made
when the American Short hair and the Burmese
cats were successfully crossed. It was named for
the city of Bombay, because it resembles a black
leopard of India.
The American Short hair cat is where the
Bombay cat gets its beautiful, satiny texture. The
American Short-hair comes in a variety of
colors, which the Bombay cat is only black, but
it's a dark gray at birth. The first American
Short hair was dated in 1904. The American
Short hair was known as the common European
cat. The first Short hairs were bred from British
and American Short hairs.
The Burmese cat is where the Bombay gets its
silky, fine, thick, shiny coat. The Burmese is
mainly a dark sable brown. The first Burmese
cat was originated in the late 1920's. A female
Burmese cat was successfully crossed with a
male Siamese cat to get a new breed, the
The Bombay cat has short hair. Its coat has
a close-lying, satiny texture, which is from the
American Short hair. The color of the coat is
black with absolutely no white. It's black to the
hair roots, but at birth it's a lighter color, usually
gray. The Bombay gets its dark, beautiful color
from the Burmese. The Bombay cat has a thick,
The Bombay cat has a medium size body.
It's rather bulky and supported on agile legs
with black paw pads. It gets this from the
American Short hair because they have a solid
structure with a well-developed chest and
shoulders, it also has sturdy legs and strong feet.
Its size comes from the Burmese, which is
medium, long, and graceful. The Bombay is
neither compact nor rangy.
Bombay cats have round heads, with out
flat planes, even if it was looked at from the
front or the side. They have full, chubby faces,
almost forming a short muzzle. The ears are
medium sized, they're gently rounded off at the
tips. They're ears perk up at the slightest sounds.
They've got black noses. The full round cheeks
or face come from the strong jawed, American
Short hair and the rounded tips of the ears come
from the Burmese.
The Bombay cat have round eyes, that set
far apart. The colors range from a yellow to a
dark copper. If you see a cat that you think is a
Bombay, but it has green eyes, then it is not a
Bombay cat. The eye colors of the Bombay cat
come from the Burmese.
Character of the Bombay Cat
It is a good companion. This is a quiet cat,
it has a very soft voice. It's a sensitive,
affectionate, and intelligent cat. It can live its
entire life in a house or an apartment with no
need for going outdoors. This cat was created as
an indoor pet. It gets its intelligence and
affection from the American Short hair. It is
considered a working cat, because it can catch
mice of any size, at any time, even after it has
been fully fed. He also gets this from the
Burmese, but the Burmese has a rather loud
An Ideal Owner of Bombay Cats
Bombay cats are friendly to the entire
family. It likes to be left in peace and doesn't
like loud noises. The cat gets this from both the
American Short hair and the Burmese. This cat
is a great family pet. As long as you return the
affection it will be the friendliest cat ever.
The Bombay cat has a moderate appetite,
this is because it burns few calories. It mainly
likes meat. The American Short hair usually
hunts, but if its not successful, the owner must
feed it. The Burmese also eats meat, but needs
vegetables also, especially during the growth
period. The Bombay cat gets its healthiness and
strength from both the American Short hair and
The Bombay cat litter produces a
maximum of four to five kittens. The kittens are
voracious eaters. They are light in
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