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To this end a breeding program began using the burmese and a black american shorthair with bright.
American shorthair bombay cat. American shorthair cats have smooth coats and medium sized bodies. The cat fanciers association recognized the bombay breed in 1976 and the international cat association in 1979. Stocky muscular and strong.
Thats because the bombay cat is a hybrid breed a cross between the sable colored burmese and the black american shorthair. The american shorthair who shares a slightly softer iteration of the british shorthairs muzzle conformation and sable burmese were indeed the basis for the american bombay and the intent was to breed hypermelanism into copper eyed cats. The british shorthair has a slightly shorter muzzle than the american and a fluffier coat that puffs out.
To maintain their body type and coat texture bombays may be outcrossed to sable burmese. Today the breed is recognized by all cat associations. The cfa also permits outcrosses to black american shorthairs but this is rarely done because of differences in body type.
History of the bombay cat. Domestic cat felis catus the bombay cat is a type of short haired cat developed by breeding sable burmese and black american shorthair cats to produce a cat of mostly burmese type but with a sleek panther like black coat. The bombay is a man made breed a cross between a black american shorthair and a sable burmese.
In the late 1950s american breeders desired a cat that had the structure and appearance of the burmese but wanted the cat to be a deep glossy patent leather black. His build gives him the agility and endurance he needs as a first rate stalker and heavily muscled legs make him capable of pouncing jumping and climbing to get his furred or feathered prey. American and british shorthairs.
American cat breeder nikki horner created this breed in the 1970s. The bombay was accepted by cat fanciers association cfa in 1976 and the breed is also recognized by the american cat fanciers association acfa and the international cat association tica. This is a medium size to large cat slightly longer than he is tall.
Differences in the cats used to breed bombays have caused subtle differences in the american and british breeds. The cat fanciers association gave the bombay full recognition in 1978. Hopefully this breed would remind one of the indian black leopard.
Bombay is the name given to black cats of the asian group. Though the bombay is more panther like in her appearance she shares many traits with her relative. The american shorthair was one of two cat breeds used to create the bombay a sleek gleaming black beauty.
The american shorthair has the body of a working cat.