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Each cat breed has characteristics that distinguish it from the others. In the following article we will speak, in particular, of characteristics of the Scottish Fold, a much loved cat breed for its very sweet appearance given by its physical conformation.
These felines are very successful in the United States, while in Europe they are not yet very widespread: in our country they are, however, gaining ground even if their presence is more conspicuous in Scotland and England. Let's go and see what are the physical characteristics of our tender four-legged friend, the Scottish Fold cat.
Scottish Fold cat specimens have a appearance particular from which they also derive their name, as "to fold" in English means "to fold" with reference to the shape of their ears which are small, with a round tip, folded down and well attached to the particularly round head: they constitute the peculiarity of this breed. At birth, in fact, Scottish Fold kittens have, like all cats, small ears folded forward but at two weeks they reveal the characteristic “hat” fold.
The face they eyes of the Scottish Fold are large and round (thus giving it a very sweet appearance), the cheeks pronounced and full and have a nose small and short, while a more pronounced curvature around the mouth seems to make the cat smile. Its body is short and soft, but muscular and rounded and has a medium skeleton: to see it, it would seem a quite chubby cat, but in reality it does not appear to be heavy and it is quite agile, finally its physicality allows it to resist even the low temperatures.
A male specimen of the Scottish Fold breed comes in weigh 5-6 kg, while the female is smaller and, generally, does not exceed 4 kg in weight. L 'height it can vary from 20 to 25 cm in males and from 15 to 20 cm in females. The legs they are round and well planted on the ground, whilst its tail is tapered, of medium length and tapers towards the tip: it is no less than 2/3 of the length of the body.
The coat of these cat specimens is soft to the touch, thick and tough and although the hair of the Scottish Fold is generally short, there is a semi-long haired variety called Highland Fold. The consistency of the hair varies for both types of felines based on temperature, season or the color itself. The latter has infinite varieties that match the eye color of each specimen. The color of the hair favors the color variant of blue, gray blue, black, white and cream. However, in the long-haired specimens there are different shades of color. In fact these are really many:
- Tabby: in the classic model variety in the colors Blue, Cream, Red, Brown, Silver and Cameo;
- Tortie or turtle scale: variety in the colors Blue and Cream or Black Red and Cream;
- Smoke: variety in the colors Blue, Black or Cameo, Silver, shaded or chinchilla.
Finally, the life expectancy of a Scottish Fold is between 10 and 15 years.
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