The Bombay cat has short hair and a sleek, satin black coat. The Bombay cat was bred in America in the 1950s to emulate the appearance of the black panther. This was achieved by breeding a sable Burmese with a solid black American Shorthair.
Bombay cats are reportedly intelligent and curious. Cats who love to play, yet are gentle and sociable. They tend to be less vocal than Oriental breeds.