Soft and Innocent Scottish Fold
Folded ears and big, round eyes give Scottish Fold an owl like appearance—but all in soft, innocent and knowing look. She is attributed with a nicely rounded head and well-padded body. Here’s more on this very social breed who relies on her adorable look to get the attention she desires.
In the history
The first recorded appearance of the spontaneous mutation of Scottish Fold was happened in Scotland
in 1961. Many breeds were used to develop the Scottish Fold originally; allowable outcrosses today are limited to the American Shorthair or British Shorthair. This has resulted in a cat breed who is heavier than she would appear, and continues with the soft well-rounded look.
Pet parents will tell you Scottish Fold is very loyal, curious, and intelligent. Generally not shy, this breed is the cat who will be hiding but out and about, accompanying you in all your daily chores. She has an adorable prairie dog pose, often sitting up on her backend to get a better view of what’s going on around her. With proper care given to introduction Scottish Fold will get along with children and other family pets. She is very laid back, and requires regular play time to too much weight gain.
The folded ear gene of Scottish Fold is incompletely dominant, meaning kittens can be born with both folded and straight ears. Quite a variety of colours are accepted in Scottish Fold, all colours and patterns found in both tradition and pointed groups of cats. Scottish Fold can also
be found in both long-haired and short-haired versions.
Whatever your preferences,you can find the right Scottish Fold to suit you. Coat of this cat breed varies
by hair type, short-haired versions requiring only a good weekly brushing but long-haired versions needing more attention to avoid matting.
Eyes and ears
Eye colour is predominately of copper, but all other colours are acceptable. Kittens are all born looking the same as most other litters but after a few weeks of growing about 50 percent of a litter will have ears that start to fold forward and sit closely to their skull. There is a possible abnormality in the breed resulting in joint fusion, limited mobility and arthritic type discomfort. Scottish Fold for this reason is carefully bred by experienced breeder; often using those straight-eared kittens to keep this genetic anomaly from appearing. Responsible breeders work extra hard to produce happy healthy kittens who live long and healthy lives.
(Joyce Pierce is based in California where she runs the cattery Mirage of The Wild Cats.
She is a Scottish Fold breeder. Her interest includes painting cats that she does while not