The original Scottish Fold cat was named Susie. She was found at a farm in Scotland in 1961. She had weird ears with an odd fold in the middle that gave her the appearance of an owl. When Susie had kittens, two were born with folded ears. A dominant genetic mutation causes the cartilage in this breed’s ears to have one, two, or three folds. The folds make the ears flop forward. The more folds in the ears, the more the ears will closely hug their heads. At birth, ears will look normal but after three weeks they’ll begin to fold. These kitties are sweet, laid-back and good for families, even those with other pets or small children.
Price Tag: $500–$3,000
Fun Fact: Scottish Fold cats like to sit in an L-shaped position. With their back straight, they like to sit with their legs straight out in front of them giving them a human look. They are also known to suddenly flop onto their back and fall into a deep sleep.
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