The first mentions of cats from China with hanging ears were found for a long time, but in Scotland in 1961 a long-haired progenitor of modern folds with a characteristic ear shape appeared. In England, this breed was not bred due to genetic characteristics, so the main work on crossing with British and American Shorthairs was carried out in the USA.
Scottish Fold cats are quite massive - males weigh up to 10 kg, and females - 5-6 kg. The body is stretched, the chest is wide, voluminous, the shoulders and hips are the same length. Paws are of medium length, strong, round in shape. The tail is rather long, thick at the base, and pointed at the end. Individuals with a movable tail are especially appreciated, since deformities in the joints can occur in representatives of this breed.
The head of the Scottish Fold is large, the ears are set wide and folded in such a way that their upper part covers the ear opening, hanging down. The eyes are round, large, set also wide. They can be yellow, amber, blue, emerald.
Wool and color
Scottish Folds have a short, thick, elastic coat that is soft and elastic to the touch. It adheres to the body, does not require special care. Folds have a wide variety of colors: one-color (white, blue, black, etc.), multi-color (van, harlequin), patterned (tabby, spotted, marble, brindle). Patterned colors, by the way, can be combined.
Scottish folds - cats are kind, docile, get along well with other animals, get along with children. However, they do not like too noisy fun. If the room is too noisy, the Scotsman will prefer to quickly retire to a quieter place. Representatives of this breed have an unusual raspy voice, but this fact cannot be called repulsive.