All the Scottish Fold can trace her heritage back to a barn cat named “Susie”. This white cat with a unique folded ears, working as a mouser in a barn in the Tayside region of Scotland.
This cat got the attention of William Ross, a shepherd in 1961, it was named as“Snooks”.
When Snooks finally had kittens, one of the males was bred with a British Shorthair cat. This breed began to develop.
The mutated gene that results in the folded ears is dominant, so it produces the trademark ear folds about 50 percent of the time.
A natural genetic mutation creates the unique folded ears for which Scottish Folds, but their ears work just as well as any other cat’s.
The Cat is a medium-sized cat with medium-sized boning.
The head is round and the folded ears lift that image of roundness. The eyes are very round, bright and clear. The legs appear round and the tail in comparison to its length. The short coat is easy to take care of. Some associations allow a longhaired version of the Scottish Fold called the Scottish Fold Longhair. Their longer coats can vary slightly in texture.
Coat: Longhair — medium-long; shorthair — medium-short, dense, plush
Age Expectancy: 11 to 15 years
Size: Medium with males weighing 9 to 13 pounds and females 6 to 9 pounds
Scottish fold is a smart and friendly cat that loves playing with challenging, puzzling toys to test her intelligence. She also loves human interaction with her people and loves attention.
Scottish fold cat loves the company of their humans and other cats.
Some of these cats are known to develop stiffness in the tail which can cause pain. So if it is mishandled or accidentally handled roughly.
Feeding & Grooming
Feeding: These cats‘ triangular head and jaw mean they’re prone to swallowing dry cat food whole, rather than chewing it. Because chewing dry food aids in maintaining the teeth clean and reducing the buildup of plaque and tartar, it’s important to select cat food in size and shape that forces them to chew their food before swallowing.
Grooming: Scottish Folds has heavier shedding periods during the spring and fall. Comb shorthaired Folds weekly to remove loose hair. Longhaired Folds may require grooming several times a week.