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How Has the Domestic Cat Evolved? — 1 Comment

  1. This is very interesting. Especially as the samples were from pedigree cats, where I would not have thought actual & true evolution was possible. Maybe vanity breeding for form not function is now considered the ‘new evolution’?

    Surely these physiological & psychological finds are only the product of managed husbandry?

    A study of long established feral populations in countries nearest to the area where the wild cat was first domesticated, wouldn’t that give a more informative/accurate set of results?

    Ferals manage to self select for optimal fertility, physicality, health etc when resources are available, as do unneutered strays.

    doesn’t using a tiny number of pedigrees for this seems a strange way to study a subject by studying an entirely different subject?

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