Scottish folds are mellow, loving, sweet-tempered and adapt quickly to new environments and people. While folds will deign to allow others to cuddle and pet them, they are very loyal and tend to bond with one person in the household, whom they will follow from room to room like devoted, lop-eared puppies. They thrive on attention and interaction with their chosen humans and are agreeable to almost any suggestion – as long as it can be accomplished from a reclining position.
The original Scottish Fold was a long-haired white-haired barn cat named Susie, who was found at a farm near Coupar Angus in Scotland, in 1961. When Susie had kittens, two of them were born with folded ears, and one was acquired by William Ross, a neighboring farmer and cat-fancier.
Scottish Folds are medium sized cats, they have rounded entire body and head and large and rounded eyes, short- or long-haired. Long-haired Scottish Folds are called Highland Fold. Folds may have nearly any coat colours or combination of colours (including white).
Scottish Straight are very valuable when breeding Scottish folds as one of the future kitties parents have to by Scottish Straight. All Folds are born with straight ears. At around three weeks the ears begin to fold, if they are going to. The ears of Scottish Folds can be very folded or just slightly folded. Scottish Folds with very folded ears are very rare so they are very valuable.
Despite their devotion, they are not clingy or demanding cats and usually prefer to be near you rather than on your lap. They vocalize only when they have something very important to say, like “Feed me,” but even then their voices are usually quiet. They enjoy a good game of fetch now and then and stay playful and kittenish well into adulthood.