Black cats, once hated, are now adored by so many people, including myself. Their soft and shiny fur, their enigmatic gaze and their special character make them incredible companions. But what race do they belong to?
If you want to know what are the breeds of black cats, in Noti Gatos we are going to tell you . So don’t miss it 🙂.
Cat breeds with black hair
Black is a color that humans often attract a lot of attention, but unfortunately it is often associated with the negative. Comments like “I see everything in black” tell us that this person is going through a very bad time in their life. But is it the same with black cats? Are these animals bad luck?
Living with one of them is having an incredible and wonderful experience . It is knowing pure love. They can be quite rebellious during their youth, but what cat is not at that age? I will never tire of repeating that color does not make the cat, but I have met several miniature panthers, in fact now I live with one, and the truth is that they have a special character. Once adults they are usually very calm, peaceful, affectionate and adorable.
Therefore, the breeds of black cats that you should know are:
American Shorthair cat
The American shorthair cat is a breed native to the United States. Its body is medium in size, covered by a short, thick and hard coat that can be any color: white, blue, reddish, cream, brindle,… and also black, weighing between 6 and 8 kilos.
Turkish Angora Cat
The Angora is one of the oldest cat breeds. Already in the 18th century aristocrats wanted to live with one in their homes, because at that time they only knew a cat that had long hair. It weighs between 3 and 5 kilos , and although the breed can be of different colors (white, tan, brindle, etc.), it can also be black.
The Bombay cat is the quintessential black cat breed. Its body is protected by a layer of hair that is only black in color, and on its head it has two beautiful, round, well-separated eyes . It is muscular, compact and of medium size, weighing between 3 and 7 kilos, being the smallest females. Do you want to know more about this breed? Click here .
European common cat
My cat benji
The common European cat can be of any color: white, orange, tabby, bicolor, … and of course black. From when it is a puppy until it reaches old age, it has soft, shiny, deep black and very healthy hair, but as it ages its hair loses its shine . It is easy to find some white hairs; for example, my cat Benji has some on his neck, around his throat, and my cat Bicho seems to have been born gray 🙂, as he has some on his back and neck. It can weigh between 2.5 and 7kg, the female being smaller than the male.
Maine Coon Cat
The Maine Coon is a medium-sized and muscular cat, weighing between 3.6 and 8.2 kilos , the females being the smallest. Its color can vary greatly, but brown tones stand out, and even black. It is believed to be originally from Maine, in the United States, where the Angora cats from Turkey arrived from the Austrian princess named Marie Antoinette, who escaped the problems that France had in the late 1700s.
The Persian cat is one of the most popular breeds. Its flattened head and its long and soft fur have made it one of the animals most loved by all, as its character is very special. You live great in a flat, and being quiet, you don’t need to do as much exercise as, for example, a sparkler . It can also be of various colors, including black, and weighs between 3.5 and 7kg.
What is the difference between the black cat and the Bombay?
The common black European cat and the Bombay are very similar, but have very notable differences:
- Origin: while to this day it is not known when common black-haired cats first appeared, the Bombay breed is the result of a cross between brown Burmese cats with black-haired American Shorthair cats in the 1950s.
- Color: although both are black, the common European will always have some white hair, and even a white spot. Bombay has been pure black since it was born 🙂.
And with this we are done. We hope you found it interesting to know the different breeds of black cats.
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