The Bombay is a very striking medium sized cat that boasts having a lovely, deep, glossy, jet black coat and brilliant large eyes that can be anything from a rich gold to a wonderful copper colour. They are beautifully balance cats with their lithe, muscular bodies which adds to the breed’s “mini-panther” appearance. They have medium sized, rounded heads without any flat planes. Their faces are full with a good width between the eyes. Ears are medium in size being set nicely apart without being flared and the tips are a little rounded. Cats carry their ears tilted slightly forwards which gives them their alert look.
The Bombay boasts having lovely large, round eyes that are set well apart on a cat’s face, but nicely in line with the base of their ears. The colour of a cat’s eyes can be anything from a gorgeous gold to copper or copper/gold. They have firm, well rounded chins and their muzzles are short, broad and rounded too. When seen in profile gold eyed cats have a noticeable break whereas a copper/gold eyed cat boasts having a noticeable stop. Their noses are a little rounded at the tip and necks are well developed being short to medium in length.
The Bombay has a medium sized body that’s a little on the compact side. They have ample, nicely rounded chests and their legs are strong and well in proportion to their bodies. Their feet are well rounded and tails are moderately long tapering towards a blunt tip.
When it comes to their coat, the Bombay boasts having a beautiful jet black close-lying coat that’s short, fine and satin-like to the touch. The only acceptable colour is a rich black with each hair being black right from the root to the tip, although under the belly tends to be that much lighter. It’s worth noting that cat’s coat does not achieve its full colour until they are around two years old.