The bombay breed is exclusively black. He is the clever feline of puss in boots and the grinning cheshire cat of alice in wonderland.
From the earliest history of cats dating over 9500 years they have often figured alongside man and been a popular subject of many legends.
American shorthair black cat breeds. The american shorthair cat breed. American shorthair cat the american shorthair cat is known for its hunting ability. Cfa breedcolor designation charts.
With the progress of time and human intervention hybridization took place in different parts of the world giving rise to many. The american shorthair is a true breed of working cat. Cat breeds different types of cats.
But these cats have a distinct look and temperament of their own. The following list of cat breeds includes only domestic cat breeds and domestic wild hybridsthe list includes established breeds recognized by various cat registries new and experimental breeds landraces being established as standardized breeds distinct domestic populations not being actively developed and lapsed extinct breeds. The general effect is that of a strongly built well balanced symmetrical cat with conformation indicating power endurance and agility.
The american shorthair is known for its longevity robust health calm disposition good looks friendliness and gentleness. Breeding by themselves cats were mainly used for hunting down and killing rodents. The thick plush coat softens the lines of the cat and accentuates the roundness in appearance.
A black cat is a domestic cat with black fur that may be a mixed or specific breedthe cat fanciers association cfa recognizes 22 cat breeds that can come with solid black coats. Their high melanin pigment content causes most black cats to have yellow golden eyes. You may not realize it but you probably grew up with the british shorthair.
The american shorthair shown in almost every color and pattern looks like your typical average house cat. The ideal exotic should present an impression of a heavily boned well balanced cat with a sweet expression and soft round lines. As of 2016 the international cat association tica.
The large round eyes set wide apart in a large round head contribute to the overall look and expression. The exotic shorthair cat breed. All black fur pigmentation is slightly more prevalent in male cats than female cats.
The following codes incorporate the breed color and sex of a cat registered by cfa and used in the prefix section of a cats registration number. It is a true native american breed that comes in a variety of colors although it does not come in a pointed pattern like that of the siamese.