The Bombay was created in the 1950s by an American breeder who wanted to develop a cat that had the look of the Burmese but with a sleek black coat and copper eyes instead of brown fur and yellow eyes, sort of a small version of the common known panther. She named the breed after Bombay, India, land of the black leopard. She first tried to breed a female Burmese to a black American Shorthair. The results were disappointing; they looked more like poor American Shorthairs than anything else. Bombays are very attatched to their families. They dont bond with just one familys, they like having multiple owners to love on and recieve love from. Its a very pretty black cat.