Scottish Fold Cat Temperament and Lifespan
For members of the dog family, such as Labrador, Rottweiler, Pug, Collie, and many other varied forms of flap ears are not a rarity, which can't said about the cats. Therefore Scottish Fold has quickly gained popularity among the cat admirers thanks to its originality.
Cats of this breed are lovely, beautiful creatures of good temperament, who quickly adapt to new surroundings and people. They are building a close relationship with only one person from the family. The cat pays more attention to its owner by following him everywhere. According to some data the life span of the Scottish Fold is about 15 years.
How Much Does a Scottish Fold Cat Cost and Price Range
Would you like to become the owner of the nice Scottish Fold? The fact that there is a great choice of shapes, colors, and sizes of these cats prices will depend on what kind of Scottish kitten you are going to choose. In any case this breed is considered to be quite rare, that's why you should be ready to pay from $250 to $1500. The average range of prices is usually $250-$500.
Scottish Fold Cat Colors, Shedding, Full Size and Average Weight
There are a great number of colors of these cats. Scottish cat with tabby coat color on the forehead has the traditional colors of the letter "M" on the tail and paws with the narrow strips turning into images on the neck and the sides of the cat. Striped or mackerel tabby kitten has the clear pattern of narrow lines. They have a necklace on the neck and a striped tail. Spotted tabby kitten has spots of various shapes and sizes with clear outlines.
There are some other colors as: marble or classic tabby color, red tabby, blue tabby, brown tabby color, cream tabby, silver tabby color, solid colors or monochrome Scottish cats with the colors without any pattern and ticking. As for their sizes then this breed is considered to be the medium sized cat weighing from 4 to 7 kilos.
Scottish Fold Cat Breed Characteristics, Information and Facts
The history of this breed of cats is no less unique than Scottish Fold itself. Unlike many other cats, this breed did not arise as a consequence of the artificial crossbreeding. It was in 1961, when a cat Susie was born at the Scottish farm. The cat had ears which were unusual to its breed. Later it became known that it took place due to some random mutations. Suzie is an ancestor of all current Scottish Fold cats.
The gene responsible for the folded shape of ears is also responsible for the hereditary skeletal abnormalities. Osteochondrodystrophy can lead to severe pain and in some cases even to the disability. Careful selection and crossbreeding reduce the frequency of this anomaly. But due to the fact that it is a genetic disorder that is associated with the peculiarities of the ears' form, the gene cannot be suppressed completely.