Ninja The Black Fighter Cat

Ninja The Black Fighter Cat

by Jessica
(Boston, MA USA)


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I have a all black kind of dark brown chocolate slightly striped cat. He is playful, not a talker, nor lap cat. I think he is a Black Mau... He is also very aggressive! He has a big nose, big ears. He scratches me a lot.

I found him when he was a kitten about 4 months old, and to me I took one look at him and said, you look like an Egyptain cat. But I wasn't sure.

He was very bony, tall, with long legs, a long tail and some really big ears. The older he got, he grew tall. But he gained weight because I had him neutered. Which I think he hates me for.(HAHA)

His meow is very weird not a normal meow. He also makes a weird noise when he does not fully meow. Only time he meows is when I say the word "EAT-EAT" and he knows its time to eat. Or when he greats me at the front door when I come home.

I find him very extraordinary. He is only nice when he wants to be.....Never had a cat like him before. I'm glad I found him when I did. I found him 2 months after my other cat died. He is about 2 yrs old now. He likes to be left alone at times, which I do not understand.

I thought he would have gotten used to me after 2 years, but I guess not, or that's just his type of cat. (HAHA)

That's my story on Ninja! Here is his picture.


Hi Jessica... thanks very much for sharing your experiences with Ninja.

You are right when you talk of a black Egyptian Mau cat. Although the purebred Egyptian Mau is distinctly tabby, with spots (and a very glamorous and popular breed of cat); in Egypt, where they are feral cats, there are black Egyptian Maus.

These are called "melanistic" cats in reference to the pigment in the hairs called melanin. The underlying tabby coat markings can be seem faintly through the black as you describe. Here is a picture of feral Maus, two spotted and one black, on the street in Egypt:

Egyptian Mau cats on the streets feral cats
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Ninja The Black Fighter Cat to Egyptian Mau cat

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Dec 12, 2010
I have two!
by: sasha sheron

I have two cats just like Ninja that you described. They are brother and sister. When my partner and I got them, we thought them very odd, but beautiful. They are not like any other cat I have ever met or owned. They are black with a slightly lighter black stripe pattern. I decided to research them and found this site. If anyone has anymore info on these cats, please email me at Thanks so much!

Feb 24, 2010
by: Finn Frode, Denmark

Hi Jessica. Ninja is a fine cat with a very special look - I guess it's because his head seems so perfectly round. Thank you for taking good care of him despite his agressive hehaviour- hopefully he'll grow out of that.
p.s. If you are interested in knowing more about native Egyptian cats, I recommend the book 'Cairo Cats' by Lorraine Chittock.

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Feb 23, 2010
by: Anonymous

Ninja actually brings life into my home. Even though he is a little bit iffy at times... I love him, he is very rare. But loving!

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