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Can Bombay cats have tiny white patches?

post #1 of 11
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My husband and I just adopted two kittens and one is so much like a typical Bombay profile, that I just have to ask. She, Angel, has copper/orangish eyes, a tiny patch of white on her chest and on her belly but the rest is black, even the whiskers.
Her tempermant even matches a Bombay. She always begs in her light voice to curl up on my lap when I'm sitting down.
As for the other one, Tiger, we think he's a tabby mix but he looks a lot like Norwegian Forest. His eyes are even the same color as hers! They didn't come in the same litter though.



post #2 of 11
No, white spots are disqualifying. Bombays have very round heads and large round eyes.
post #3 of 11
Tiny white spots may occur within any type of cat due to some kind of disturbance in the pigments development.

However, your black cat don't look like a Bombay to me.

If the cat hasn't got a pedigree or doesn't come from a breeder, you most likely don't have purebred cats.
post #4 of 11
Purebred Bombays don't have any white patches. The little black really doesn't resemble a Bombay (CFA standards). Bombays are more/less black Burmese - would have a much tighter, closer coat and more rounded head. Head is too pointy.

There might be more of a black oriental mix in there. The other is a cute Maine coon or NFC mix - both are very pretty
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thank you all for your input!
Now, what type of oriental mix is mostly black? I've only seen 1 type of one color orientals, white.
As for Tiger, I thought about him being a Maine Coon, but his tail isn't really bushy. Possibly a mix of both, if that can happen?
post #6 of 11
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Thank you all for your input!
Now, what type of oriental mix is mostly black? I've only seen 1 type of one color orientals, white.
As for Tiger, I thought about him being a Maine Coon, but his tail isn't really bushy. Possibly a mix of both, if that can happen?
Orientals come in a very wide range of solid colours and markings including tabby and bicolour. I don't know how it works in the US, but in the UK the 'white oriental' isn't called an oriental, it's called a Foreign White and cannot be bred back to orientals, it's a separate breed.
post #7 of 11
Oriental (I think) have about 100 different color combinations Maybe more

They range from solid colors, tabby (classic, mackeral, spotted and ticked), bicolor, calico/tortie, and everything inbetween. Even the colors of cinnimon, fawn, chestnut.
post #8 of 11
Tolly is a black Oriental
post #9 of 11
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Oriental (I think) have about 100 different color combinations Maybe more

They range from solid colors, tabby (classic, mackeral, spotted and ticked), bicolor, calico/tortie, and everything inbetween. Even the colors of cinnimon, fawn, chestnut.
In the UK under GCCF rules I make it over 200 colours/patterns including Self (solid), tabby, smoke, shaded and bicolour for OSH, and over 100 for OLH. That's an awful lot of colours to choose from!
post #10 of 11
Thanks, I forgot about the silver and smoke catagories - figured I was way off on how many. Should have just said "any and all combinations" and would have been safer. One of these days we will see Bengal patterned Orientals
post #11 of 11
Oh what sweet little kittens you have!
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