Bombay Cat Breed Information

Bombays are normally completely black cats. They are some of the most beautiful creatures. Learn about this breed.


The Bombay is one of the classiest breeds in the United States today.

It’s also one of the newest breeds. The Cat Fancier’s Association in 1976 granted the Bombay championship status. It’s one of the latest breeds to get that. The Bombay is deep black in color and has a very nice temperament.

The Bombay is medium in size but has a very muscular body. It flows when it moves and is attractive to look at. It has a very “glamorous” appearance. When you see it, you almost think you’re witnessing royalty. Its legs and feet aren’t particularly large or small in size. Neither is its tail. But one thing is for sure it is well proportioned and really no part of its body isn’t black.

Bombays are black from ears to tail from back to toe pads. The color of the Bombay is what separates it from many cats in that it gains a lot of respect from pet owners and other animals. The Bombay’s head is fairly round. If there’s one part of its body that isn’t proportioned in size, it’s the head. The head seems to be a bit larger than the rest of its body. It has rounded, regular-sized ears that are of course all black. The pupils of its eyes are black, as well. But the outer parts of their eyes are usually yellow or copper, which is an amazing look. Their eyes truly stand out. Their eyes are nearly perfectly circular.

The coat of the Bombay is very thick and satiny. If you run your hands through it, you may mistake the cat for silk. Its fur is medium in length. This cat keeps itself well maintained and is rarely spotted with a blemish in its fur.

The Bombay originated in the United States, believe it or not. This is interesting when you consider than most exotic cats originate from eastern countries. Cat experts in the United States in the middle part of the 1900s tried breeding a male Black American Shorthair with a female Sable Burmese. The result was this Bombay. And as it turns out the breeding was an excellent choice. These cats have been growing in popularity ever since.

Bombays are very nice temperament cats. They make great companions. These cats are loyal and very affectionate. They are quite willing to spend a lot of time with their owners. They aren’t the type of cats that would prefer to spend an entire day cooped up under a table. They like people. They can of course adapt well and do well when they’re alone. So if you work during the day, that isn’t a problem But these cats will be among the first to greet you at the door when you return home.

Bombays are also known for their purring. They are loud and persistent purrers. When they’re right up next to you, you can hear their engines going full force. And it doesn’t stop easily. These cats like affection and like to give affection to any takers. Bombays also are very happy to be indoors, in fact they prefer to be indoors. So if you’re looking for strictly an outdoor cat, maybe this isn’t the best breed. It’s not that they don’t like the outdoors, but they simply would much rather be cuddled up on the sofa next to you.