Bombay - BOM
This is a preliminary standard.
Final version is to be approved by the Standard Commission, and will soon be published.
The Bombay is a hybrid between the Burmese and the American Shorthair having its own original look with black, gleaming coat and gold eyes.
Top of head
Short and broad wedge with prominent rounded cheek bones. Top of the head broad and with height, wide between the ears and slightly rounded.
Muzzle and chin
Broad and quite short muzzle with soft rounded contours.
Chin and lower jaw are firm and form a vertical line.
Broad nose of even width, slightly rounded down at the end. The profile is clearly curved.
The eyes are large, round and set wide apart. The eyes are golden to dark orange, the deeper colour is preferred.
The ears are medium in size, set wide apart and slightly tilted forward. They are broad at the base with slightly rounded tips. The outer lines of the ears continue the upper part of the head .
Size and boning
The body is medium sized and of medium length. It is very muscular and more solid and heavier than it appears.
The chest is solid and rounded, when viewed in profile. The back is straight from the shoulders to the rump.
Medium length, strong.
Legs and paws
Rather slender and in proportion to the body, the paws are dainty and oval.
The tail is straight and of medium length.
The coat is very short.
Fine and lie close to the body, the texture should be smooth and satin like with a glossy black colour from the root to the tip.
See general part.
Special breed faults
Prominent nose bump.
Narrow cheek bones.
Light eye colour.
Uneven black colour.
White spots anywhere.
Distinct barring and ghost markings.
Slight ghost markings and an overall lighter body colour should be tolerated in kittens.
Outcross with other breeds