This is the standard that we are currently working with in FIFe.

General / Allgemein / Généralités The Bombay is a medium-size cat, that should resemble a ”mini-panther”, well balanced, friendly, alert, and outgoing; muscular and surprisingly heavy for its size. With its silky, jet black, “patent leather” coat, copper eye colour, solid body and sweet, open facial expression, the ideal Bombay has an unmistakable look of its own.
Head / Kopf / Tête
Shape, Size / Form, Größe/ Forme, Taille Rounded. Slightly wider than long.
Forehead, Top / Stirn, Schädel / Front, Sommet Smooth and slightly/gently/softly curved from the bridge of the nose to the back of the head
Profile / Profil Moderate, visible stop (not a break).
Nose / Nase / Nez Medium in length. The end of the nose is slightly rounded down thus completing the roundness of the head.
Cheeks / Wangen / Joues Allowance to be made for adult males with fullness of cheeks
Muzzle, Jaws / Schnauze, Kiefer / Museau, Mâchoires Broad, short, rounded muzzle. Jaws are strong.
Chin / Kinn / Menton Firm chin, neither receding nor protruding, which continues the slightly curved profile
Whiskers / Schnurrhaare / Moustaches
Ears / Ohren / Oreilles
Size / Größe / Taille Medium
Shape / Form / Forme Broad at the base with slightly rounded tips
Placement / Platzierung / Emplacement View from the front, wide and fairly upright set, never flared, following the contours of the head (allowance to be made for adult males with fullness of cheeks). In profile slightly tilted forward.
Eyes / Augen / Yeux
Size / Größe / Taille Large, with open and sweet expression.
Shape / Form / Forme Round bottom line and rounded top line.
Placement / Platzierung / Emplacement Set wide apart
Colour / Farbe / Couleur From gold to copper. The greater the depth and brilliance the better.
Body / Corps / Körper
Size / Größe / Taille Medium.
Shape / Form / Forme Compact and well balanced, rectangular with body slightly longer than the legs
Musculature, Bone Structure / Muskulatur, Knochenbau / Musculature, Ossature Muscular, having a surprising weight for its size.
Neck / Nacken / Cou Well developed neck
Torso, Chest / Torso, Brust / Torse, Poitrine Rounded and broad chest
Legs / Beine / Membres Legs of medium length, in proportion to the body
Paws / Pfoten / Pattes Rounded paws with black paw pads
Tail / Schwanz / Queue
Length/ Länge / Longueur Medium in length.
Shape / Form/ Forme Tapering to a blunt tip.
Furnishing / Behaarung / Pilosité
Coat / Fell / Fourrure
Length/ Länge / Longueur Short.
Quality, Texture / Qualität, Textur / Qualité, Texture Silky and close lying.
Pattern / Muster / Dessin
Colour / Farbe / Couleur Shimmering jet black, even to the roots, giving the appearance of patent leather.
Remarks / Anmerkungen / Remarques A lighter coat colour at the roots should be allowed for kittens and younger cats up to 2 years of age.
Faults / Fehler / Dèfaults • Eyes: Oriental or Burmese eye shape
• Body: Too slender or cobby
Faults leading to ”no ex” • Coat: white lockets or spots
Faults precluding the certificate / Fehler, die das Zertifikat ausschließen / Défauts excluant le certificat • British or Oriental type
• Green eyes
• Nose leather or paw pads other than black.
• Head: Extreme nosebreak
Faults leading to disqualification / Fehler, die zur Disqualifikation führen / Défauts disqualificatoires
Scale of points points 100
Head Shape, nose, jaws, teeth, chin, placement of ears 20
Shape, size and set 10
colour 10
Body 25
texture, length 15
colour 15
Condition 5

Allowable outcross: American Shorthair, Burmese Brown, XSH n 31 [BOM], XSH [BOM]