Bombay cat<<<< Back to cat breeds
- Country: USA/Thailand
- Origin: cross
- Scientific name: Felis catus
- Weight: 2.5 - 4.5 kg
- Colors: black
- Coat: Short
- Temperament: affectionate and sociable, need attention
- Health: generally healthy
- Litter size: 5 - 7 puppies
- Lifespan: 13 - 16 years
- Other names: Bombay cat
- Price: $ 500
Bombay breed is a creation of the late Nikki Horner. Breeder and exhibitor at the age of 16 years, Horner bred cats award winning American Shorthair, burmeaza, Exotic, Himalayan, Persian and Siamese to get cat who crowned his career.
Around 1950, while her mate Burmese americanele black and black short hair, devised conception of Burma with glossy black coat and brassy piercing eyes - a kind of miniature panther.
Horner as he imagined it would look like an Indian black leopard, she called work after Bombay (now Mumbai). In India, black cat is considered good luck and wealth, contrary to European superstition according to which it would be a sign of bad luck and misery-making.
Her first effort in 1958 was a failure, the product looks more like kittens americanele than the Burmese short-haired black. However, in 1965, Homer makes another attempt, choosing and breeding specimens more carefully and, eventually, managed to get the desired type.
Despite opposition breeders burmeaza, 1970 Cat Fanciers Association accepted the Bombay breed to be registered, and in 1976 was recognized as a participant in the exhibitions feline.
Horner stop program selection at this stage, exhausted by long years of efforts to make the race be accepted. However, other breeders, who fell in love with the beauty and personality Bombay cat, have channeled resources to maintain breed cat lovers hearts. Taking it from the end with pure lines we Herb and Suzanne Zwecker breeders have produced a new race line called Road to Fames Luv It Black.
Before Luv It Black copies of line to win second place in the standings CFA in 1985, Bombay cats were less appreciated in exhibitions feline due to poor quality of the breed and breeders of Burmese opposition. Luv It Black can be found in the pedigree many Bombay cat breed.
Although there are still a few copies of this race (in 2000 there were registered 97 copies CFA, which put race on the 34th of the 40 breeds recognized by CFA) breed Bombay has earned accreditation, despite opposition in most associations in North America.
Less prevalent in Europe, their race has, however, several breeding centers in Switzerland. Although recognized by CFA, Bombay breed is not yet approved by the Governing Council of the Cat and neither Fife.
Aspect Bombay cat
Bombay cat fur is renowned for its skin-like lake and copper-colored eyes. Bombay cat today is perfect medium sized bone and muscular cat that seems surprisingly robust for its size.
The head has a nice round shape with sharp angles, with well-spaced eyes. The muzzle is broad and slightly rounded. The ears are rounded and well separated from each other. Eye color is from gold to copper. The tail is straight and medium length.
There are two patterns conformational head Bombay cat, traditional and contemporary. Traditional Bombay cat has a longer snout and narrower in comparison with the contemporary. Fur, one of the most beautiful features of the breed, is fine and good adhesion to the body with a similar luster lake.
Short hair and silky feels comfort as like velvet. Only a variety of color and pattern is acceptable, black compact, although after program selection appears a number of cats sable color.
To maintain the desired type of fur, body conformation and head breeders Bombay Burmese cats cross your color samurai. This can cause real problems. The gene responsible for sable color is recessive and dominant gene for black color, so that there is greater likelihood of showing the black kitten.
Behavior Bombay cat
If you want a cat distance and independence, Bombay cat is not what you want. As Burmese, Bombay cats require constant attention, following you anywhere to get it.
Sociable and very affectionate, Bombay cats tend to endear the whole family rather than to create a strong and only one person. Cat lovers say that these cats are especially tolerant with children.
Bombay cats have inherited traits from both breeds that led to their formation. As Burmese, Bombay cats are playful and intelligent. As American shorthair, they are balanced temperamental and less talkative than Burmese noisy.
They are motivated by emptying bowls of food or neglected, however, they will share what they think. Bombay cat is happy if left alone for extended periods of time, so you should think to taken a companion to provide company if you are out all day.
Features Bombay cat
Bombay cats require minimal care; short glossy fur and easy maintenance.
Breeders recommend using a toothed rubber brush to remove dead hair, especially during moulting seasons, spring and fall.
In winter, their fur is dense and in spring, it is thinning.
A bathing from time to time is welcome to remove dead hair, that if your cat is cooperative.
Diseases Bombay cat
Bombay cats are generally healthy cats. However, due to their close kinship with Burmese, Bombay cat can have the same sensitivities medical, these include excessive tearing, asymmetrical maxi, sinus problems and respiratory problems.
It seems that traditional Bombay cats have fewer such problems because their faces are not so flat. Males are not safe from feline urologic syndrome (formation of stones in the kidney or bladder), which is why special attention should be taken on food and appearance of any difficulty urinating.
After a certain age, depending on the individual and tend to deposit plaque dental predilection molars and carnasiere.
Ideally, after the age of 6-8 years, even if you have a healthy copy, let's do a routine check some investigations (ultrasound, x-ray, blood and urine) to detect early any sensitivities and to try to remedy them by means of a proper diet or by means of an appropriate treatment.
The average life expectancy of Bombay cat is over 15 years.