Highland Fold

Other name: Highland straight

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Life expectancy

The Highland Fold has a life expectancy of between 13 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 Blue Red
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Highland Fold costs between £400 and £1000

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More details about the Highland Fold

Highland Fold: Origins and history

The history of the breed originates from a Scottish farm and the birth, in 1961, of a cat named Susie, with ears bent forward. William and Mary Ross bought one of the female kittens from this cat’s litter, whom they call Snook. They decided to have Snook reproduced in such a way as to fix the folded ears trait, which turned out to be a dominant gene. Since this gene is at the origin of hereditary diseases, breeding is carried out in the safest possible way whilst maintaining the particularity of folded ears.

Highland Fold: Purchase price

On average, the price of a Highland kitten is between £400 and £1000, the price often varies according to the lineage, the breeder, the age or even the sex. For the monthly budget, it will cost on average £25/month to provide for their needs, by providing a quality diet and ensuring their good health.

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