Bombay

Appearance and features:

The Bombay looks like the Burmese, but with a black coat and a larger, longer body and longer legs. He has a rounded head with medium-size ears set wide apart, eyes ranging in color from gold to copper, and a straight, medium-length tail. The short, fine coat feels like satin to the touch and shines in the light.

Size:

The Bombay weighs between 8 and 15 pounds.

Family:

The Bombay was created from crosses between sable Burmese and black American Shorthairs to resemble a miniature black panther.

Coloring:

The Bombay has a shiny black coat and copper eyes.

Origin:

The breed began in the 1950’s. The Cat Fanciers Association gave the Bombay full recognition in 1978.

Temperament:

The Bombay loves people, is affectionate and adaptable to many different homes and lifestyles. He has a calm nature that makes him a good apartment dweller, and he is cooperative with other pets, although he definitely wants to be in charge. The Bombay will often talk with his people in a distinctive voice. Bombays are a smart cat who are often good at playing fetch or other games and can learn to walk on leash.

Health Concerns:

Bombays have few health problems, however both pedigreed cats and mixed-breed cats have varying incidences of health problems that may be genetic in nature.

Breed Characteristics

Here is a helpful guide for the different characteristics of the breed.  On a Scale of 1-5.  1 being very low level to 5 being high level.

Adaptability
5/5
Energy Level
3/5
Extra Grooming
1/5
Affection Level
5/5
Social Needs
4/5
Shedding
3/5
Kid Friendly
4/5
Friendly to Strangers
4/5
Health Concerns
3/5
Dog Friendly
5/5
Intellegence
5/5
Vocalization
5/5

Hypoallergenic: No

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