Black Cat Factoids


  • There is no one breed of Black Cat. 
  • There are 22 cat breeds in the Cat Fanciers Association directory that list “black” as a color option.
  • Many Black Cats have golden eyes, which is the result of their high melanin pigment content.  The contrast in eye color to coat make black cats mysterious and sometimes foreboding.
  • The color black is associated with metaphysics and spiritual avenues.  A pair of gold eyes shining from a shroud of black fur is very intimidating to some.  Thus, some cultures associate black cats with unfavorable qualities and bad fortune.
  • Black Cats can be boys or girls, but more are male than female.