Monday, 19 May 2014

How reproductively prolific are cats?

Well, one pair of cats and their offspring can produce more than 400,000 kittens in under 10 years.

In 1970 a Burmese cat called Tarawood Antigone, in Oxfordshire, UK, gave birth to 19 kittens.  14 males and 1 female survived.  The Burmese have the highest average birthrate at around 5 kittens per litter.

Dusty, a tabby from Texas, gave birth to 420 kittens in the course of her lifetime.

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