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Scottish Fold Kittens and Cats for Sale

The Scottish Fold, known to supporters of the breed simply as a Fold, is a medium-sized cat that gets its name from its folded ears, and appears both a shorthaired and longhaired variety. Although originating in Scotland, these cats are rarely seen in the UK as the breed is no longer recognised by the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF), due to concerns regarding genetic disabilities, which mean that it cannot be shown at GCCF shows nowadays. However, the breed has been further developed in the USA and it is recognised by the International Cat Association (TICA), which exists as an alternative registry in the UK with its own shows, and there are a small number of breeders in the UK. This breed is sometimes known by the alternative names of Highland Fold, Scottish Fold Longhair, Longhair Fold and Coupari.

Scottish Fold History

Like many breeds with unusual mutant features, the Scottish Fold's ancestry can be traced back to the original white farm cat called Susie, who was discovered in Perthshire in 1961. Her ears were folded over in the middle and when she had kittens, two of those were also born with these unusual folded ears. It was also discovered that she carried the longhaired gene, which can be carried in shorthaired offspring and then emerge in later generations. A local farmer, William Ross, adopted one of these kittens, a white female called Snooks, and mated her to a British Shorthair, which produced another white kitten with folded ears, a male whom he named Snowball. They were referred to as 'Lops' to begin with (after lop-eared rabbits) but with the help of an eminent breeder named Pat Turner, he registered this new variety in 1996 with the GCCF as a Scottish Fold in recognition of its origins, and began a structured breeding programme. At first all went well, and over the first three years 76 kittens were born, 42 with folded ears and 34 with straight ears. But then concerns for the health and well being of this new breed were raised, and the GCCF withdrew registrations in 1971 due to the emergnce of deformed limbs and tail in some cats, and concerns about frequent ear problems such as infection, mites and deafness. Scottish Folds were then exported to America and the breed continued to be developed using crosses with British Shorthairs and American Shorthairs. Since the initial concerns were first raised, the breed has not had the anticipated ear and infection problems, although wax build up in the ears may be greater than in other cats.

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Varies from cat to cat but the ones I've been around have been very lovey and playful. They tend to stay "kittenish" longer and they do NOT have any trouble doing anything a cat with long legs does. They can have the common health problems of most cats and may(mine didn't/don't)sometomes have later life arthritis/joint disorders. Cattery cats from bad catteries also have a higher risk of URI,FIP and other "communal" diseases.
When you find a breeder/s look for cleanliness,check bloodlines and breeding records,ask to see vet records/tests and see where the cats are kept(i.e not caged unless in season) ask for references from other show people and buyers

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