Bombay Cat

Bombay CatWith the Bombay's sleek, glossy coat and bright eyes, this breed resembles a miniature black panther.

It was developed from the Burmese and exhibits the muscular body type and affectionate, mellow temperament of the Burmese.

In the United States, the Bombay was created by crossing Burmese with black American Shorthairs in the 1950s, and in the UK it was developed by crossing Burmese with black domestic cats. Bombay cats are always black. It was recognized for championship status by CFA in 1978.


In the UK, Bombays are classified as part of the Asian group of cat breeds.

Associations: The Bombay is currently accepted by AACE, ACA, CFA, ACFA, TICA, and CFF. It is accepted as part of the Asian group in GCCF.

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