Cat: Photos and Breed
The Bombay cat was created by
Kentucky breeder, Nikki
Horner in 1958, who bred an American Shorthair with a sable Burmese to
create a panther-like domestic cat. The breed was formally recognised
in 1976, however, it is rare, particularly outside North America, and
has not been recognised by European registries. In Britain, the British
Bombay is the name given to black Asian shorthairs and is
different to the American Bombay.
Bombays are muscular and agile
with glossy rich
black coats and copper to greenish eyes. Unlike the original Burmese,
the head is more rounded, but retains the wide head and wide-set eyes
of the Burmese. See our Burmese cats
pages for pictures and information.
have similar personalities to the Burmese breed - outgoing and
companionable. They seek warmth and human company wherever possible.
You might enjoy our gallery of black