Goal: to determine which cat breeds are best at jumping through a hoop, and if it can be a genetic trait. To see which are better in training: adults or kittens. Participants: 3 cats of each of the original P5 breeds.
Day 1. I tested the following breeds: Tabby, Calico and Persian. All cats are straight from AC. As I expected, persians were not good jumpers at all, other two were much better. Seems like tabbies are the best today.
*Tabbies:* 2 great jumpers (did it quickly and without hissing) --- 1 semi-jumper (does it after some time)
All 3 alley cats completely ignored the hoop. Unlike them, B+W shorthairs, maus and lynxes showed themselves as more-or-less excellent jumpers, except some reluctance from one of the lynxes and a mau. Honey bears seemed to be deeply annoyed be the fact I tried to make them jump, although one kitten seldom leaped through the hoop. Speaking about chinchillas, the game surprised me again - contrary to their 'relatives' - persians, they are happy to jump, and show much less 'hissing' behavior.
Alley cats/Honey bears: 3 NJ.
B+W Shorthairs/Desert lynxes/Egyptian maus: 3 J. B+W's are the best of these three breeds.