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

General / Allgemein / GénéralitésThe 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 / TêteShape, Size / Form, Größe/ Forme, TailleRounded. Slightly wider than long.
Forehead, Top / Stirn, Schädel / Front, SommetSmooth and slightly/gently/softly curved from the bridge of the nose to the back of the head
Profile / ProfilModerate, visible stop (not a break).
Nose / Nase / NezMedium in length. The end of the nose is slightly rounded down thus completing the roundness of the head.
Cheeks / Wangen / JouesAllowance 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 / MentonFirm chin, neither receding nor protruding, which continues the slightly curved profile
Whiskers / Schnurrhaare / Moustaches
Ears / Ohren / OreillesSize / Größe / TailleMedium
Shape / Form / FormeBroad at the base with slightly rounded tips
Placement / Platzierung / EmplacementView 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 / YeuxSize / Größe / TailleLarge, with open and sweet expression.
Shape / Form / FormeRound bottom line and rounded top line. Not Oriental or Burmese eye shape.
Placement / Platzierung / EmplacementSet wide apart
Colour / Farbe / CouleurFrom gold to copper. The greater the depth and brilliance the better.
Body / Corps / KörperSize / Größe / TailleMedium.
Shape / Form / FormeCompact and well balanced, rectangular with body slightly longer than the legs. Not too slender or cobby.
Musculature, Bone Structure / Muskulatur, Knochenbau / Musculature, OssatureMuscular, having a surprising weight for its size.
Neck / Nacken / CouWell developed neck
Torso, Chest / Torso, Brust / Torse, PoitrineRounded and broad chest
Legs / Beine / MembresLegs of medium length, in proportion to the body
Paws / Pfoten / PattesRounded paws with black paw pads
Tail / Schwanz / QueueLength/ Länge / LongueurMedium in length.
Shape / Form/ FormeTapering to a blunt tip.
Furnishing / Behaarung / Pilosité
Coat / Fell / FourrureLength/ Länge / LongueurShort.
Quality, Texture / Qualität, Textur / Qualité, TextureSilky and close lying.
Pattern / Muster / Dessin
Colour / Farbe / CouleurShimmering jet black, even to the roots, giving the appearance of patent leather.
Remarks / Anmerkungen / RemarquesA lighter coat colour at the roots should be allowed for kittens and younger cats up to 2 years of age.
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