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Bombay

A curious and outgoing fellow! (other names: Mini Panther)

Bombay
origin:USA
weight:2 to 5 kg
size: Mediumfur type: short
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History [ edit ]

The Bombay, often called the 'Mini Panther',  is a breed of cat developped by selective breeding in the USA in the 1950’s. This breed’s creator was Nikki Horner, a breeder from Louisville, Kentucky, who decided to develop a cat that looked like a mini black panther. She established a breeding programme, which was based on crossing a solid black American Shorthair cat (the gene of the black coat is dominant) with a sable Burmese cat (to retain the body type and the tight close lying coat). It took Nikki Horner a few years to get a cat with the features she was looking for: a black cat with large, copper eyes, a very short and close-lying coat and good muscular development. The breed was named by its creator after the city of Bombay (India), because the kittens reminded her of the Indian black panther. The Bombay was recognized as a distinct breed in 1976. Bombays share many physical characteristics with the Burmese but are a little larger and have longer bodies. From their American Shorthair ancestors they inherited the easy-going temperament and the robust nature and from their Burmese ascendants the “people-oriented”, curious, lap-loving character. The Bombay is indeed a regal pet.
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