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post #1 of 15
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I rescued a kitten from a major road from a fireworks store, and I was told by the vet that he was a Bombay, even tho he had been found as a stray. I just wanted to confirm this, these pictures may help! I did a little research on the breed also and he seems to fit the bill with his stature and fur length/texture. He has had HUGE goldish/green eyes which I hear is very commonplace in that breed...He's all grown up now tho!

Thanks for the help!



post #2 of 15
My exboyfriend has a papered Bombay, and your very lovely guy looks nothing like her.
He is gorgeous though.
Green/gold eyes are not the norm with Bombay, red-gold to copper is with copper being the desired color.
Hard also to tell from pics, but the coat on the Bombay lays much closer to the body.

I don't think there are any Bombay owners on the site, but I think there is Burmese owner, the two breeds are almost identical in type.
post #3 of 15
he looks like a wonderfull black moggie to me kinda looks my dads boy merlin
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by Arlyn View Post
My exboyfriend has a papered Bombay, and your very lovely guy looks nothing like her.
He is gorgeous though.
Green/gold eyes are not the norm with Bombay, red-gold to copper is with copper being the desired color.
Hard also to tell from pics, but the coat on the Bombay lays much closer to the body.

I don't think there are any Bombay owners on the site, but I think there is Burmese owner, the two breeds are almost identical in type.
There are three of us, I think. You're right, the face is not the right type for a Bombay, nor is the eyecolor. The coat seems a little long, too. But he sure is gorgeous... I do love black kitties!
post #5 of 15
Here's a link to a Bombay that matches the type I was referring to.
It's possible that there are Bombay lines that are more elongated in type, with a longer muzzle and less compact body, but I don't see them at shows.

http://images.search.yahoo.com/searc...001d0&ei=UTF-8


I have a Burmese, and she is nearly identical in type, with a short muzzle, round expressive eyes, close-laying shiny coat, well-muscled body ("brick wrapped in silk"), and small size. The only difference is that she is brown and I can't show her because her eye color is too green-yellow.
post #6 of 15
This is Godiva if anyone cares.






post #7 of 15
Godiva is really beautiful, so sleek and shiney.
post #8 of 15
He doesn't look like the Bombays in the breed description pictures, etc. but he is definitely a gorgeous kitty!

Black cats are my favorites
post #9 of 15
Nope - he's a very handsome black mixed breed
post #10 of 15
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This is Godiva if anyone cares.






How could anyone NOT care? What a beautiful cat you have! She looks like she is a "handful"!
post #11 of 15
Just curious as to the background (cattery) you got Godiva from - very nice looking burm
post #12 of 15
Godiva is BEAUTIFUL! I love her coat color and texture. You can tell she is very soft. Thanks for sharing. Is she considered a chocolate?
post #13 of 15
he looks just like my black moggy bless , i love black cats , then again i say this about any cat . this is my bergkhamp
post #14 of 15
ohhhhhhhhh love the "eerie" eyes
post #15 of 15
hehe they have freaked me out from time to time , i always see it more in blacks , black and whites and blue and whites , i have never had a picture with my tabbys eyes looking alienish lol
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