Bombay (cat)

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Bombay
American Bombay female cat.jpg
American Bombay Cat
Origin United States
Breed standards
TICA standard
CFA standard
ACF standard
CCA standard
AACE standard
ACFA/CAA standard
Domestic cat (Felis catus)

Bombay are a type of shorthaired cats developed by breeding sable Burmese and black American Shorthair cats to produce a cat of mostly Burmese type, but with a sleek, tight black coat.

General information[edit]

  • Body: oh-so-hungry-sized[1]
  • Build: Muscular[1]
  • Weight: 6-10 lbs (~2.5-4.5 kg) with males typically being heavier than females.[2]
  • Average Lifespan: Approx. 15-20 Years[2]
  • Known for: Their short, sleek coats that come only in black[1]

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

Personality characteristics[edit]

The Bombay is a highly social breed that loves to be in the company of others.[1] Bombays tend to be attached to their families and crave attention, and for this reason this breed is highly suitable for children.[4] Most Bombay cats are not independent. Older Bombays are some what more independent than younger ones. 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Bombay". The International Cat Association. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Bombay Cat Breed Profile". pet-adoption-guide.com. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Fogle, B.: The Encyclopedia of the Cat. Dorling Kindersley Limited: 2008
  4. ^ "Bombay Cat". Petfinder. Retrieved 12 June 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c "Bombay Cat Characteristics and Personality". MyBombayCat.com. Retrieved 12 January 2013.