Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Scottish Fold Cat

Scottish Fold
I've talked about different dog breeds before, but I believe this is the first time I've discussed one of the many varieties of domestic cat.

The Scottish Fold is a relatively new breed that originated in Scotland in the 1960s. The first recognized Fold, Susie, was born in 1961 and had very unusual ears that folded forward. Susie gave birth to two kittens that also possessed her strange ears, and one of her grandsons would eventually become involved in the project to turn these odd cats into a brand new breed.

Gray and White
Over a three year period 42 more kittens were bred that had the genetic condition that resulted in folded ears. The ears, by the way, do not start folding until the kittens are around 3 weeks old.

Scottish Folds are medium sized cats that come in all sorts of colors, and can be both long and short haired.

They are recognized by the ACFA, TICA, and CFA, but not by the European cat entities, the FIFe and the GCCF, due to concerns about health issues and deformities in the breed.

IUCN Status :  Not Listed
Location : Originated in Scotland
Size : Weight around 10lbs (4.5kg)
Classification : Phylum : Chordata -- Class : Mammalia -- Order : Carnivora
Family : Felidae -- Genus : Felis -- Species : F. catus


  1. Never heard of them before thanks for sharing. Diane

  2. I found them by randomly google'ing for cat pictures. What a strange breed!

  3. On the classification you forgot domian and kingdom

  4. I don't include those, since everything I write about is an animal and a member of the Kingdom Animalia.

  5. Hola bloguer@: he encontrado en tu blog un lugar genial lleno de buenos e interesantes datos.

    Quisiera compartir contigo más información relevante sobre la raza de gato Scottish Fold y un video de fotos del Scottish Fold.

    Espero que te guste mi espacio de "Perros y Gatos" y dejame un comentario si te apetece

    Saludos desde España


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