Variation in domestic cat behaviour towards humans: a paternal effect

Dennis C. Turner*, Julie Feaver, Michael Mendl, Patrick Bateson

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1890-1892
Number of pages3
JournalAnimal Behaviour
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1986

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strate that offspring from a particular male are reliably different from those of another particular male; variability on the trait 'friendliness towards humans' is at least partly explained in terms of who their fathers were. Studies on larger colony populations, including matings of the same female with different males, are recommended to tease apart the father (genetic) and mother (genetic/modificatory) effects on their offspring. This work was supported by Swiss NSF Grant 3.338.82 to Turner, Medical ResearCh Council funds to Bateson and Effems AG, Switzerland. We thank H. Kummer, V. Dasser, J. Serpell and anonymous reviewers for their comments. *DENNIS C. TURNER tJuLIE FEAVER ?MICHAEL MENDL ~PATRICK BATESON

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