Scottish Fold

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Life expectancy

The Scottish Fold has a life expectancy of between 12 and 15 years


Adult size

Female Between 12 and 14 in
Male Between 12 and 14 in

Adult weight

Female Between 7 and 11 lb
Male Between 9 and 13 lb
Coat colour
Black Brown White Red Blue
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Scottish Fold costs between £400 and £1000

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More details about the Scottish Fold

Scottish Fold: Origins and history

The spontaneous mutation of the folded ear (Fd) gene, first appeared in 1961 in a white cat named Susie, who was discovered by William Ross on the McRaes farm in the Tayside area of ​​Scotland. A year later, Susie gave birth to a litter of kittens, two of which had folded ears. William and Mary Ross, who were breeders of British Shorthairs, kept the white female and started a breeding program with the help of a geneticist to try to reproduce the folded-ear phenotype, using British Shorthairs and farm cats. This proved a difficult task for a number of reasons, such as the fact that the fold took three weeks to appear, the articular malformations diagnosed in some individuals, and the deafness that appeared in others and was wrongly attributed to the Fold gene (Fd). This resulted in the non-recognition of the breed in the United Kingdom from 1971. Mary Ross sent several cats to the United States and the breeding of Scottish Folds developed there. The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) granted them official breed status in 1978.

Scottish Fold: Purchase price

The average purchase price of a Scottish Fold is between £400 and £1000, with some variation depending on the lineage, breeding, age or even the sex. For your monthly budget, you should allow an average of £25 per month to meet the cat’s needs, ensuring to give them high-quality food and keep them in good health.

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