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A black cat is a housecat with black fur. It's not a particular breed of housecat and may be mixed or of a specific breed. The Bombay, known for its sleek black fur, is an example of a breed of black cat. Most black cats have green eyes. You can easily mistake a tortoiseshell kitten for a black kitten.
The all-black pigmentation is equally prevalent in both male and female cats. In some cultures, black cats are considered good luck, and in others they are considered bad luck. For example, in the United Kingdom, black cats mean good luck; but in the United States many people think they mean bad luck. However many people believe that the cats are all the same and should never be killed during Halloween or be classified as bad.
The wild species example is the black panther. Similar to the black housecat, the black panther is'nt a species, but a melanistic form of a leopard and a jaguar.
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