Other name: Black Burmese

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Life expectancy

The Bombay has a life expectancy of between 12 and 15 years


Adult size

Female Approximately 12 in
Male Approximately 12 in

Adult weight

Female Between 7 and 11 lb
Male Between 7 and 11 lb
Coat colour
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Bombay costs approximately 50£

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More details about the Bombay

Bombay: Origins and history

This majestic breed, native to the United States, was born in 1958 because an American breeder wanted to have a mini black panther. Nikki Horner succeeded in creating this breed, by crossbreeding her sable-colored Burmese cat (sand) and a black American Shorthair. And it was only in 1972, after multiple litters, that she was satisfied with her breed. It was recognized in 1979 by TICA. This breed is not particularly widespread In Europe and only about 50 Bombay were registered in 2015.

Bombay: Purchase price

On average, a Bombay costs approximately £50. Their prices can vary based on their pedigree, their lineage, where they’re from, their age and even their sex. However, you will have to be put on a waiting list as there are not many breeders in the UK.
In terms of a monthly budget, it costs around £25 / month to keep them healthy, and to provide them with a good kitty litter and high quality food.

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  • StephSeabury123
    My cat favors this one A LOT but she does have white tips on the inside of her ears! I've been trying to determine what breed she is and I thought this was it for sure !! :(
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