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Am I A Bombay Cat?

Steven BondSteven Bond PAISLEYMember Posts: 9
edited 24 February, 2014 in Bombay
My uncle seen a poster in the pet shop and the only black cat on there was a bombay type and the description said short hair and always totally black. This seems like me, but I dont know anything about cat breeds. Am I a Bombay Cat? love Toshka


  • shanna garseeshanna garsee san augustineMember Posts: 3
    edited 6 June, 2007
    I am a Bombay. My mom got me at a pet store too. I had no sign no label. , i was just a black kitten in a cage. upon having me a couple min the onths my mom realized i was no ordinary cat. I fetched my toys. I made up games that showed my imagination skills. I was very vocal with a different meow for every word. I meow mama, Maximus, out, and now. I stick my paw under doors and jiggle them when i want in. I'm leash trained. I wear clothes, pose for pictures. I roll my eyes when i'm mad. I knead and suck on my mama's t-shirts. I go to petsmart and ride in the buggy. I'm an excellent traveler. I choose which can of food i want in the mornings. So after looking up these traits along with my physical description of a minature panther she found out i was a bombay. Technically to be a bombay you have to have an absynnian and solid black american shorthair for parents. Strains of siamese, and burmese will also bring out the bombay in an offspring. However there are also sable colored bombays.
  • Maili KnoxMaili Knox Member Posts: 4
    edited 11 June, 2007
    you seem like I mix breed like me- american shorthair/bombay-you may be the same as me! or just a bombay or just a black american shorthair-if you really want the answer, just ask a vet
  • Deb G-Deb G- Manhattan, KSMember Posts: 1
    edited 13 June, 2007
    You do have Bombay eyes! :) :^:
  • Cassy DrakeCassy Drake LincolnMember Posts: 1
    edited 17 June, 2007
    I\'m pretty sure that I\'m a Bombay. I may have some white on my tummy and my neck and toes, but usually People can tell if you are a Bombay if you have a shorter nose, a smaller head, and you are a litte more vocal than other kitties... but that\'s just me. =(^o^)= ~meow~ Love, Ne-Ne♥
  • Christina FarmerChristina Farmer VictoriaMember Posts: 227
    edited 4 August, 2007
    a bombay kitty was originally an american shorthaired, bred together with a burmese in the early 50's to create a "panther" look. Through a long process of inbreeding and outcrossing and careful selection, was able to consistently produce a black cat unlike any other.
  • Michelle VetterMichelle Vetter AtlantaMember Posts: 8
    edited 27 August, 2007
    The most consistent judges of a Bombay are the body shape, the eyes, and the fur. They are breed to look like panthers. The body shape is very much like a Burmese, thick and very muscular. We are not tiny, dainty cats, but look (and act) like the athletes of the cat world. We are also taller than most American shorthairs, from the mixing of Burmese and AS. Eyes can be yellow, but are supposed to be copper-colored. Our faces are wide and expressive, and we have a bit of a thick muzzle like a Burmese. Our fur should be short and very shiny. Because the breed is a mix between Burmese and AS, personalities can vary quite a bit, due to American Shorthairs having a more personality variety. We do tend to be very intelligent, and like to figure out things (like opening the doors). We also can be very affectionate with our families.
  • ashley strulesashley strules bradentonMember Posts: 12
    edited 1 September, 2007
    well...u have all black right? and short hair to medium hair? and yellow eyes? and a cute little face? the u r a bombay cat!;c;:^:=;;)
  • Alex StockdaleAlex Stockdale NowraMember Posts: 7
    edited 3 October, 2007
    Hello! I am almost definite that I am a Bombay, considering I have all the correct attributes. To try and figure out if you have the right attributes, click 'Resources' (on the Catster sidebar) then click 'Breed Index' and find the link which says Bombay. Hopefully you'll find out! --Kind regards Sylvester
  • Hollie HolderHollie Holder Member Posts: 1
    edited 3 October, 2010
    Am I a bombay??? I have all the characteristics... black shiny short coat, beautiful voice, black paw pads and whiskers, and I have the personality for it too! I am very attached to my mom and I follow her everywhere! I love car rides too! I love to rub on everything too, and I don't really get along with other cats, they just don't get how awesome I am and that I should be the dominant one. I am fairly sure I am a mutt, especially since I was a rescue. The only features that don't really fit would be the fact that I have BIG yellow eyes, but they aren't really 'copper' and my face is a little long to really fit the breed profile, but my mom thinks that is because I am a boy... Even if I am not a bombay, I am still an awesome cat!
  • Stephanie PurdyStephanie Purdy Member Posts: 1
    edited 7 August, 2011
    MEOW! My owner had just found out that I am a Bombay. I match all the characteristics of a Bombay such as muscular, elongated body structure of panther and fine jet black hair and green eyes. I have a long tail. I am the dominate one of my two half sisters, Holly and Jeanette. I always have to be the first to get attention and also, not to forget, the first to EAT! I just love the attention given here. Also I have a huge appetite. Although my masters feed me twice a day along with dry food I still look for handouts. I am 15 pounds and am very strong. Another thing....every morning I WILL let you know when I want to be fed and will try various tactics such as clawing the furniture, nibbling my masters while they are asleep and meowing at different tones.
  • Kitten MommyKitten Mommy Member Posts: 1
    edited 25 August, 2011
    My Mommy thinks I'm at least part Bombay too! (^^
  • j hylerj hyler Member Posts: 1
    edited 27 January, 2012
    I rescued mine from a shelter. He has all the characteristics, all black coat, skin and claws. He is small but muscular and deceivingly heavy for his size. He likes to fetch and take walks. I read somewhere that bombays are susceptible to upper respiratory infections and he once caught a bad cold with a wicked nasal discharge. That said I'm still not 100% sure. Any way to verify?
  • khatira sultanikhatira sultani kentMember Posts: 8
    edited 23 April, 2012
    i want to know if I am bombay as will.
  • Valerie DurhamValerie Durham Member Posts: 8,724
    edited 8 August, 2012
    Not all breeds are as common as others. Bombays are extremely rare. Chances are good that no one who has posted here is a Bombay. Personality characteristics are not all. A Siamese has a distinctive look, but a Bombay and a regular black cat are not that dissimilar to the novice's eye. Take your cat to a cat show as a Household Pet and have a judge make the final pronouncement.
  • Sky BouskaSky Bouska Member Posts: 1
    edited 3 October, 2012
    My family has 4 cats, all black. I recently purchased a black cat a year ago. Immediately I knew he was different. In the sunlight he appears to stay black, unlike the other 3 that appear brown. He has amber copper colored eyes, while the other 3 have yellow. He is fairly small for his age & he has a kittens meow that he has still yet to grow out of. He is extremely active & loving. He will follow you around the house and chirp at you to hold him. My dad has taught him how to jump in your arms from the ground. If you say his name, he will respond with his chirp like baby meow & will continue to respond to everything you say to him. Is he a Bombay?
  • Robin GrausamRobin Grausam LunenburgMember Posts: 7
    edited 26 November, 2013
    My parents are pretty sure I'm a bombay, I match all the details of bombay. I am even polydactyl on all four paws.
  • Karen D'AmoreKaren D'Amore Member Posts: 1
    edited 24 February, 2014
    I have noticed that many shelters now describe their black "tenants" as "Bombays". Frankly, this pusses me off, since I am a genuine Bombay, black coat, yellow eyes etc.
  • HedgeTheCatHedgeTheCat Member Posts: 5
    I am a Bombay. I look just like a panther and I am very vocal. I have a short muzzle and am very agile, even tho I am old :)
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