Bombay is another modern, man-made breed that originated in the 1970s in the United States. It is the result of crossbreeding Burmese and American Short-hairs. The name refers to the Indian city of Bombay.
Because the dense black coat of the breed reminded the breeders of the panther of that Asian country. Craving companionship as much as any cat breed, Bombay should not be left alone for extended periods of time. It is extremely affectionate and needs that affection returned regularly. It rarely stops purr-ring. It loves the entire family but also needs time to itself. It is a sedate, peaceful cat that detests loud noises. Created for life in an apartment, it never needs to spend time outdoors.
This is a single color breed. The fur is short and closes lying, with a sheen that has The look of patent leather. The body, legs and tail are all medium in length. The paws are small and egg shaped. The head seems large for the body; it is rounded, with assort nose, a strong chin, round, dazzling, copper eyes, and large ears that are rounded at the tips. It perks its ears at the slightest sounds.
Common standard faults are curly or spotted hair, an abnormal tail, green eyes, and a nose that is not black.
Very gentle, occasional rubbing with gloved hands is recommended. By comparison to nearly all other breeds, Bombay has a very small appetite, probably because it burns so few calories in its sedate lifestyle. Kittens do not share this low regard for food and are voracious eaters. They start life with much lighter coats that darken after they are about six months old.
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