A SLEEK and beautiful black Bombay cat named Barack Obama is one of the competitors at the CFA Iams Cat Idol show in New York, which finishes today.
The Meet the Breeds Show at the Jacob Javits Center is showcasing 160 AKC registered dog breeds and 41 CFA registered cat breeds in booths decorated to depict each breed's country of origin, historical purpose and function, and attributes as a family pet.
Those attending the event will vote for the winner of the CFA Iams Cat Idol, also known as the CICI.
Barack Obama is not the only 'celebrity' featured. Two Turkish Angoras who co-starred with Cillian Murphy and Lucy Liu in Watching the Detectives, Beau, the two-year-old Cornish Rex who makes personal appearances for Iams, and Dandelion (Dandy), a flame-point Birman who was the face for the New York City campaign for animal adoption week are also featuring.* The British Bombay cat is the name given to black cats of the Asian group. It has a black coat, toes and nose, and copper to greenish eyes. The close lying, sleek and glossy black coat should be coloured to the roots, with little or no paling. The Bombay is a shorthair breed of domestic cat, closely related to the Burmese. The American Bombay was bred in 1958 in Louisville,Kentucky, crossing an American Shorthair with a Burmese. These cats usually have orange eyes. Bombays are often confused with the British Bombay but they are different cats.
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