The "Parlour Panther":
While many recognized breeds have been around for years, or are the result of naturally occurring genetic mutations, the Bombay is a result of years of selective breeding in an effort to develop a "Parlour Panther."
Although stunning as sleek, black show cats with mesmerizing copper eyes, the Bombay is easily adaptable as a pet who will play fetch, guard your house, or even venture out with you on a leash.
Body: Medium sized and dense (you might be surprised at its weight), with a round head and sweet facial expression.
Coat: Sleek, short hair, always black, with golden to deep copper eyes. Truly a "domestic Panther."
Extra: The Bombay was bred from a foundation of a black American shorthair and a sable Burmese
Bombay Breed Club:
The Bombay and Asian Self Breed Club is the specialist breed club dedicated to the advancement of the GCCF (UK) Bombay and related self colour cats that are of Burmese type and have no silver or longhair in the pedigree."
More Profile Links:
Bombay Profile, a collection of links assembled by your Guide.
FBRL Breeders List, also has links to articles and profiles about the Bombay Cat.