I fostered three black kittens once. I named them Larry, Daryl, and Daryl. They where the best 'cause they where more like goofy dogs than cats. And on freezing winter nights (northern New England and i had little for heat that winter) they would snuggle under the covers with me and make a purring cat blanket over my chest. They went to great homes but I miss them still.
i think there are just a lot of black cats. Being nocturnal and all, you'd think it'd be a plus that would give even the stupider cats a leg up.
i never picked, they just ended up that way. i was given the first one, the second one was bald when it picked me, and this one just showed up. They seem to just end up looking kind of the same with the yellow eyes and black hair, but this one seems to be developing green edges to her pupils and her hair is short, so if i ever get another one, maybe it gets to be different.
Someone once said to me that black cats have more human expressions. i dunno about that. Maybe it is a blanker slate to interpret into our cartoon wishes.
Out of the three cats I've had, two were black. I think one reason we like them because it's a snub to the "unlucky" black cat belief, and we suspect that black cats have been probably historically suffered more mistreatment at the hands of superstitious, sadistic creeps.
I've had one full black cat named XTC also known as "baby" or "Puppy" because he was the size of a dog. My other black cats had white socks or chests but this guy didn't even have a single white hair. He lived to 14 years old and died two years ago. He was found in an alley way off 16th street by Unions Square in New York City and spent the last part of his life in Harrison with a back yard.
My current cat is a lion gray tabby. (lion gray as in it looks yellow at times but really, he's pretty much as gray as they come). I've had one red cat, and when I asked for this cat (and his bro) from the kitten-farmer I ask for one gray and one red. Sadly the fox visited the kittens hideway that night and the two left were gray, so I took them.
My mum has a black cat that used to be mine. He was the one kitten out of a feral litter that wasn't afraid of me. I scooped him up and took him home. Mum hosted him (and my other, orange, cat) while I was moving from San Antonio to Seattle. She decided possession was 9/10 of the law and kept him and gave me back my orange kitty.
I currently have two grey and white kitties, an orange kitty and an orange & white kitty.