Scottish Fold cat<<<< Back to cat breeds
- Country: Scotland
- Origin: Natural mutation
- Scientific name: Felis catus
- Weight: Females: 2.5-4 kg Males: 4-6 kg
- Colors: White, black, red, brown, gray
- Coat: short or long
- Temperament: loving, affectionate, intelligent, flexible
- Health: generally healthy
- Litter size: 3 - 5 puppies
- Lifespan: 11 - 15 years
- Other names: lop-eared cat, cat owl, cat Scottish Fold, Highland Fold, Scottish Fold Longhair, Longhair Fold, Coupar
- Special features: folded ears, sleeping on back
- Price: $ 400 - $ 600
Scottish Fold is a breed of domestic cat obtained by natural mutation.
The breed appeared in 1961 in Perthshire, Scotland when a cat gave birth to two cubs ears drooping. A farmer named William Ross vechin acquired one of two cubs, she recorded in 1966 and following a breeding program gave birth to 76 puppies. 42 of these babies were left ears.
In the 70 race was not accepted in competitions because of gene mutations and health problems (ear infections, hearing problems).
To eliminate these problems breed was crossed with British Shorthair and American Shorthair .
The name comes from the English "fold" meaning "to fold, to bend" and refers to her ears unique.
Aspect Scottish Fold cat
As the name suggests, it has left ears like a dog. They can leave both front and back.
It weighs 5 kg and likes to sleep on his back.
This natural mutation affects the ear cartilage and they are not straight as the other cats. It is also called cat-owl or cat Highland Fold.
Behavior Scottish Fold cat
Scottish Fold is a calm and loving cat who has a habit peculiar to other cats. He likes to sleep on his back.
It is a cat who likes to socialize. She loves to be the center of attention and receive caresses and assessment. Rather than stand alone or animals prefer the company of other cats.
It is like a child waiting to go home and play with it.
Her voice is soft and has a great tone. They are also known for staying in "Buddha position".
Her appearance made only occur in various stories and media releases on the Internet over time.
Features Scottish Fold cat
Even if you wash only needs attention to be healthy and beautiful. Ears and teeth should be checked periodically. Nails should be cut almost weekly and eyes clean with a soft cotton cloth if necessary.
The most common breeds haired Scottish Fold in color combinations like Tabby, Calico and tortoiseshell. Long-haired breeds have different names such as: Coupar, Longhair Fold and Highland Fold.
They are recognized for being one of the only breeds that and keep available to play in the biggest stage of life.
If the apartment is kept brushing is very important. Sheds regularly throughout the year and little more in some periods and spring.
Diseases Scottish Fold cat
Initially original cats only had one ear left but breeders have made it in time to allow both ears.
All cats are born with straight ears. They begin to leave after 3 weeks.
Reproduction inappropriate can cause genetic disease (hereditary osteodystrophy due to crossbreeding race members).