Bombay cats are very similar to purebred black cats, so many people confuse Bombay cats with black cats. So how to distinguish between the two? Bombay cats are short and clingy to their bodies like patent leather, which has yet to be certified in the UK. The main feature of Bombay cat is its dark body. It looks cold and severe, but its personality is very gentle and emotional. Bombay cat is a modern cat breed. It was bred in 1958 by American breeders using Burmese cat and American black short haired cat. This kind of cat looks like a cheetah, so people have named it after the Indian city of Bombay. The Bombay cat has a long head, a round face and a moderately long body, but muscular.