A black cat is a feline with black fur. It is not a particular breed of cat and may be mixed or of a specific breed. The Bombay, known for its sleek black fur, is an example of a black cat. The all-black pigmentation is equally prevalent in both male and female cats. Their high melanin pigment content causes black cats to have yellow (golden) eyes (irises).
In some cultures black cats are considered good luck, and in others they are considered bad luck.
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