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Abstract

Coat colour polymorphisms in cats in Sri Lanka.

Abstract

Coat colour in 402 cats in 9 provinces of Sri Lanka was studied. The frequency of coat colour alleles at 9 polymorphic loci was analysed. The frequency of the Abyssinian allele in Sri Lankan cats was much higher than that found in Indonesian or Malaysian cats, whereas kinky tail occurred only rarely, as in European feral cats.