Mating behaviors, courtship rank and mating success of male feral cat (Felis catus)

  title={Mating behaviors, courtship rank and mating success of male feral cat (Felis catus)},
  author={Akihiro Yamane and Teruo Doi and Y. Ono},
  journal={Journal of Ethology},
  • Akihiro Yamane, Teruo Doi, Y. Ono
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Journal of Ethology
  • The mating behavior of the male feral cat (Felis catus) living on a small island was investigated. The cats in the study area (6.0 ha) formed the “feeding groups” at the garbage sites (Yamane et al. 1994; Izawa et al. 1982). We examined the factors influencing fighting ability, rank during courtship, and mating success of the male cat. Males with heavier body weight mostly won over lighter males in the agonistic encounters during the estrous season. Heavier males occupied the more advantageous… CONTINUE READING
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