Are Black Cats Rare?

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What percentage of cats are black?

On a worldwide basis I would estimate that the percentage of black cats is somewhere around 5-10%.

What breed are most black cats?

There is no one black cat breed.

The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) recognizes 22 different breeds that can have solid black coats—including the Norwegian Forest Cat, Japanese Bobtail, and Scottish Fold—but the Bombay breed is what most people picture: a copper-eyed, all-black shorthair.

Are black cats special?

Characteristics of black cats

Despite superstitions, black cats are one of the most affectionate and playful cats. Black cats also tend to have a very close relationship with their owners and they are very grateful for love when it is received.

Are black cats smart?

Smart: Black cats are frequently very smart. They are savvy to things going on around them. They can be highly responsive and capable of handling change, throughout which, they remain calm, loving, energetic companions.

Are black cats more talkative?

We love her tons, and from personal experience a lot of black cats are indeed talkative and very affectionate as well.

How long do black cats live?

12-18 years

Why are black cats not adopted?

Black cats are harder to place and many shelters do ask more questions of the potential adopter, which may put some people off adopting a black cat. There seems to be several reasons black cats don’t seem to get adopted. In Western society, black cats have been associated with witchcraft and superstition.

Why are black cats unpopular?

The founder of a cat rescue shelter has said black cats are being shunned by potential owners because they do not “show well” in selfies. The Moggery in Bristol has decided to offer free neutering for black cats to curb the number of unwanted kittens.

Are black cats smarter than cats?

Smart: Black cats are frequently very smart. They are savvy to things going on around them. They can be highly responsive and capable of handling change, throughout which, they remain calm, loving, energetic companions.