Since 1980, the University of California has conducted a study of immunity and susceptibility to leukemia in wild cats. Subjects in particular were Asian Leopard Cat (ALC). Jane Mill (surname after her second husband) received for work several hybrid F1 females (first generation ACL and domestic cats of various breeds). She brought the ideal groom from India in 1982. At the New Delhi Zoo, the breeder was shown a small spotted kitten hiding next to a rhino. He was unusually good: dark brown clear spots evenly covered the golden-orange shining fur. Jane has never seen such a shiny, but sparkling coat – this effect has never been seen in domestic cats.
The fact that the cat named Delhi (full name when registering CFAMillwood Tory of Delhi) did not have a tail bothered the scientist only at the beginning of the experiment – he was not genetically tailless. Continue reading