A (delta, g)-cage is a delta-regular graph with girth g and with the least possible number of vertices. We prove that all (delta, g)-cages are r-connected with r >= root(delta + 1) for g >= 7 odd. This result supports the conjecture of Fu, Huang and Rodger that all (delta; g)-cages are delta-connected. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
The girth pair of a graph gives the length of a shortest odd and a shortest even cycle. The existence of regular graphs with given degree and girth pair was proved by Harary and Kovács [Regular graphs with given girth pair, J Graph Theory 7 (1983), 209-218]. A (