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Black cats have always been shrouded in a veil of magical mystery. Many signs and beliefs are connected with them. In this article we will look at the breeds of black cats with a truly witch-like touch.
Black Cat Breeds
- Persian Cat;
- British Cat;
- Scottish Fold;
- Siberian Cat;
- Maine Coon;
- Devon Rex;
- Bombay Cat.
The long-haired black cat’s coat shimmers beautifully with shades of a raven’s wing. The eyes are either copper or red.
This breed has a peculiarity – the black color burns out a little in the sun. So if you are breeding a competition winner – don’t let her bask in direct rays.
The fluffy Persian cat can be recognized by its nose – it is short, the tip is on the line of the lower eyelids. The face appears flattened. The long, fluffy coat needs combing several times a day.
These beautiful cats spend their entire life close to humans. Persians are trusting, loyal and cannot tolerate loneliness.
A black Persian cat needs to be bathed several times a month. There are special shampoos for them.
The cost of a solid black Persian kitten starts at about $1000.
These medium hair black cats can be with long or short hair. The single shade covers them entirely, without touching only the bright yellow or copper eyes.
British Cats are independent like true Englishmen. Don’t force a cat to socialize – it won’t tolerate it.
A black smooth-coated cat will cost from $900.
Black Scottish cats with shiny coats and copper eyes are probably the most beautiful members of this breed.
This breed of black cats catches the eye with their small bent ears and flattened nose. The sight of their neat earless head with huge round eyes reminds me of a small owl.
The temperament of these cats is characterized by calmness and laziness. Scottish cats won’t climb on tables or hang on curtains.
Scottish Folds are cats with advanced intelligence. They can be trained and can learn various tricks. But they cannot jump on high ground at all – this is due to changes in the vestibular apparatus.
A Scottish fold kitten costs from $700 to $3,000.
Brunettes are rarely found among the representatives of this breed. The dense shade of their coat resembles coal.
The Siberian breed appeared almost naturally. Their strength, fearlessness and appearance are due to the harsh climatic conditions. They can easily get accustomed to any place – apartment or private house.
These black cats are willful but affectionate to their owner who doesn’t restrict their freedom. They like to play and frolic. By the way, Siberians will make friends with children and other pets, even dogs. But if there are rodents in the house, they will be considered only as prey.
A Siberian long-haired kitten can be purchased for $900.
Of all the representatives of this largest breed of domestic cats, the black color is considered the most valuable. Dark giants are distinguished from their brethren by malleable disposition and mystical luxury.
The color of the Maine Coon can be solid black or can be tabby – with a patterned play of shades.
Maine Coons are rather malleable cats, but they like independence. It is not necessary to make the pet angry – this predator, due to its size, can stand up for itself.
Black cats of this breed feel best in a private home – they need space for physical activity. In a city apartment, they’ll just trash the place.
The largest cats cost from $1500.
Graceful cats with black-colored coats. Patterns of black can appear on their coat – tabby, speckled, tiger, and other shades.
The appearance of this oriental beauty is very exotic. A short-haired cat with an elongated body and long skinny paws. They have an elongated face and huge, slanted eyes.
A panther’s grace, especially noticeable in the photo, would be matched by an imperturbable character. But no, these creatures are real bullies. They are very loud and demand constant attention. Play, play and play. Orientals are in constant motion.
This unusual black short-haired cat breed loves all people who are willing to play with it. But Oriental cats can dislike a particular person and start vindictively molesting him.
An oriental kitten will cost you $1200.
This cute cat looks like a magical creature. The black color of the curly coat can consist of patterns, with flecks of silver or ochre hue. Emerald or hazel eyes sparkle. You get the feeling that their gaze penetrates to the depths of the soul. The low ears, thin neck, and long paws give their appearance a special magic.
Powerful cats are distinguished by a good disposition. They are sympathetic to people and ready to live with them in a city apartment.
Devon Rexes are very agile. In addition, they perfectly express emotions. To communicate with people, they have a rich vocabulary consisting of a variety of sounds.
If you are allergic to cats, get a Devon Rex. These cats are considered hypoallergenic, which gives many people a chance to get a pet.
The smoky Devon kitten will delight you for $1000.
Are you wondering which of all the black cats is the darkest? The title of “The full black cat” is proudly carried by the Bombay cat. The breed is so-called because it acts like a black panther that lives in the Indian state of Bombay.
This breed is characterized by an elongated muscular torso and proportional shapes. The coat is shiny and smooth, no other shades can be found among the black colors.
They like to play, but unlike its prototype, the panther is quite cowardly. Do not let the animal outside without a leash, most likely the cat will have to be removed from the tree.
A kitten of the world’s darkest cat can be bought for $700.
Myths about black cats
- In ancient times, people kept fluffy black cats in temples, considering them amulets to bring good luck. Since then, the reputation of gloomy predators has been somewhat spoiled.
- In the Middle Ages, it was believed that a pure black cat could be an enchanted witch. A woman who dared to have a cursed animal was sentenced to be burned.
- And at the same time, many believed that a solid black cat would provide the owner with financial well-being. In the house where the animal lived, there would always be money. And in the extreme case, a black cat could be exchanged with the devil for an uncountable currency.
- However, there used to be the opposite view. The Chinese, for example, used a cat to ward off evil spirits.
- The English attracted love with this animal, and Scandinavian fishermen tried to hedge against storms and tempests.
- The Slavs welcomed black cats, knowing that their color invisible in the dark helps to effectively capture rodents.
- These days, people are still attracted to these mysterious animals. Few people expect psychic abilities from brunette felines, but many note their magical charm.