While a black cat can be short-haired or long-haired, a Bombay cat is always short-haired.
Bombay cat’s eye color is either deep yellow to copper or golden to green. Bombay cats have significantly larger eyes than the average black cats.
Black cats’ ears can be folded, upright, or curled, depending on their parents. A bombay cat’s ears can never be folded or curled.
Bombay cats always have a completely black appearance down to their paw pads. A black cat can have a variety of paw colors.
Bombay cats have compact and muscular bodies like black Panthers. Other black cats have longer and leaner statures.