The Scottish Breed Group is made up of four breeds…
The Scottish Fold, longhair and shorthair and the Scottish Straight, longhair and shorthair.
These can all be born in the same litter as one another and are identical except that the ears of the Scottish Straight are normal, upright ears and the Scottish Fold ears are folded forward and down. Both Scottish Folds and Scottish Straights have the same structural features and personalities.
The unique folded ears and large expressive eyes of the Scottish Fold give it a look reminiscent of an owl. The small, tightly folded ears fit closely to the skull resulting in a cap-like appearance. Big, round shoe-button eyes open up the face in the rounded head giving a super sweet expression. The folded ear is a spontaneous mutation and comes from an incomplete dominant gene that results in approximately 50% of the litter having the folded ears and 50% being straight (normal) eared.
Scottish Folds/Straights are intelligent, inquisitive, and are loyal to their family. They tend not to hide around the house or be shy, but rather they will always be around, even following you from room to room.
This breed tends to be somewhat laid back and quiet and they get along well with both children and, once properly introduced, other family pets as well.
Scottish Folds come in all colors and patterns of the Traditional and Pointed Divisions as well as long hair and short hair varieties. All eye colors can be found, but copper eyes are the most common color.
Scottish Folds/Straights have round faces, round eyes, and round bodies. They are a medium sized cat with medium boning. What makes the Fold so very unique are those cute little-folded ears that fold forward and tightly enough to fit the cap of their heads so as to look like an owl from a distance.