Pawsitively Fascinating Facts About Black Cats

Black cats appear in folklore worldwide, from being OMENs in Europe to representing prosperity in Asia. 

Ancient History

True black coats are rare - most "black" cats are a very dark brown. Truly black cats result from a gene mutation

Genetic Rarity

Black cats are often associated with bad luck due to superstitions that arose during the Middle Ages. 

Unlucky Superstition

Black cats are thought to have distinctive personalities - bold, adventurous and outgoing. 

Bold Personalities

Sadly, black cats have the lowest adoption rates in shelters due to superstition.

Low Adoption Rates

The Bombay breed mimics black cats' sleek look and endearing personalities. They're playfully affectionate and make great family pets. 

Bombay" Breed

From Salem of "Sabrina" to Binx in "Hocus Pocus", black cats are icons. Real-life famous black cats include Karl Lagerfeld's Choupette.

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