Scottish Fold cat (Scottish Fold and Straight)
The first Scottish cats appeared in 1961, in Scotland. Scottish Fold or Scottish Fold is a short-haired cat, which is characterized by the characteristic structure of ears, bent slightly forward and lowered down. This breed has received such unusual appearance as a result of a gene mutation. Several centuries ago, Scottish Fold Lop-eared was already quite popular in the East, and therefore for a long time it was believed that this breed has its roots in China, they even wore the name “Chinese”.
Scottish cats are strong enough creatures. They have a good-natured and calm disposition. The Scottish Fold cat loves to be in human society, and how much it pleases her, eloquently confirms her appearance. This breed lives well in any room with any number of people and animals.
Modern Scottish cats have their own recognizable type, despite the fact that American and British Shorthair cats were crossed to achieve this breed. They are medium in size, with a rounded body. Their muzzle is decorated with round, wide-set eyes. Scottish fold colors can be very diverse, including almost all possible shades.
Cat breed Scottish Fold is divided into two types: cats with hanging ears – breed Scottish Fold and straight, ordinary – Scottish Straight. Scottish fold kittens are born with ordinary straight ears, and after they are 3-4 weeks old, their ears either lie down or remain in their original form.
Show cat is only the one that has good ears, so almost all breeders dream of getting such kittens. The Scottish Straight is also allowed to be shown, but not all of the felinological systems open the Champion classes there, so the Scottish Fold Straight are not as popular as their lop-eared brothers. In addition, the Scottish Straight is a very common breed, but getting a real fold kitten is rather difficult.
Scottish Fold cat care requires the most thorough, especially if it is preparing for the exhibition.