Hey everyone! I have a question about one of my cats. I got him a number of years ago when he was 6 months old and someone found him stray. She gave him to us for free, but I highly suspect that he is no mixed breed alley cat. From my research in books and sites, I thought his body shape was identical to that of the burmese, and he has the golden eyes of a burmese, but his fur is jet black. At the vets office they just assumed he was an American Shorthair, but they didn't take much of a look. He certainly does not have the cobby body of the am. shorthair. Then I read about the Bombay - a jet black Burmese that is a cross between the sable burmese and black am. shorthair. I thought "this is it!". But many of the pics I've seen on sites show a stalkier, thicker cat than mine. Blacky has more of the slim, sleek, delicate Tonkinese look, but certainly not as angular as the siamese. His personality is quite dog-like; he even goes for walks with me, not on a leash, but he trots close to my heels. His nose leather and paw pads are jet black, and his fur is close-lying and silky. Although the coat is jet-black, in bright lighting you can see faint traces of a sable undercoat. Does anybody think I ended up with a purebred for free? Or is he just a mixed breed? Any comments will be welcome. thanks.
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4/5/01 at 5:38am