- 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.
- STUDY of the color ‘black’ as related to different cultures, clothing and religions lends some insight into why and how black cats are variously perceived or misperceived. To some degree, black has been associated with anarchism…including terrorism. Note that the ISIL flag is nearly all black.