Black kittens are some of the cutest kittens ever! Unfortunately, they come with a stigma of superstition. Many people believe that black cats are bad luck and therefore will not adopt them. Did you know that black kittens get euthanized at much higher rates than any other color cat? It is simply because less people are willing to adopt them.
Black cats bring about many superstitions. In the United States as well as most of Europe, it is considered bad luck if one crosses your path. In Germany, it may be good or bad luck, depending on the direction in which the cat is heading. In Japan and the United Kingdom, it is considered good luck to cross a black cat.
If you are even thinking about adopting a black kitten-please do! They are in dire need of more happy homes willing to take them in. I am sure you will be pleased with what you get. Black kittens can be some of the most loving kittens around. They tend to have great, robust personalities, are very inquisitive and quite playful.
Any color cat can have black kittens. Although it may be strange to see a white mother having a black kitten, it is completely normal. Black kittens also come in many breeds. One of the most common breeds is the domestic shorthair and domestic longhair. Since these breeds are so common, black cats are common among them as well. The Bombay is a very popular black cat breed. It is a very silky, beautiful black cat.
On the infamous website, ICanHasCheeseburger, black cats are called basement cats, and white cats are called ceiling cats, a slight reference to evil and good, heaven and hell. Basement cats are considered more conniving, often quoted as debating stealing your soul, or counting how many days you have left to live. Ceiling cats on the other hand are portrayed as good natured. This is all in the name of fun, of course, and if you have a chance, I recommend you visit that site as it is tons of fun!