Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
DSH=Domestic Shorthair. A Bombay is a hybrid cross between a Burmese and black American Shorthair. Although your boy appears to have a satiny non-matting coat (most black DSH cats do), but he doesn't have the orange eyes and rounded head with a cheekier look of a Burmese and his ears seem too long and upright. Tho at his age, he may grow into a more cheekier look and possibly into his ears as he matures when around a year old. Unless you have registration papers from a recognized cat association, such as CFA=Cat Fanciers' Assoc. or TICA=The International Cat Assoc., then he's a DSH. Black cats are usually the most numerous at any cat shelter, because some people have the opinion that they bring bad luck or some other superstition. Also Bombays are not that common at cat shows in the way that Siamese, Persians, or Maine Coons are. In my experience I've had some very wonderful loving black cats....the only thing about them is it's hard to see fleas on them! However, you can catch a lot of fleas by grooming them regularly with a flea comb during the summer season. Your boy looks very sweet!
"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
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Last edited by catloverami; 08-22-2017 at 01:10 PM.