11 Pairs of Cat Breeds That Even an Avid Cat Person Might Confuse

7. Bombay cat and black cat

11 Pairs of Cat Breeds That Even an Avid Cat Person Might Confuse

A Bombay cat is all black, but not all black cats are Bombay cats. A black cat is simply any breed of cat that is black, and it can have various features, characteristics, and eye colors. It could be big or small, with dense fur or short-haired, with round eyes or almond ones in any color.

But a Bombay cat is another specially created breed, one that was made to resemble the Indian black panther. It has a dark black coat, short hair, and bright copper-gold eyes. It was created by breeding a black American Shorthair and a sable Burmese female, and it even has black paw pads.

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