Category Archives: Breed of the Week

Each week we’ll feature one cat breed.

Scottish Fold

Scottish Fold cat breed
Photo Credit: Kriss Chen

The distinguishing physical feature of the Scottish Fold breed of cat are the ears. The forward flopping of the ears is caused by a gene mutation that affects the cartilage. Kittens are born with straight ears and only some develop the fold at three to four weeks of age. This breed is also known for their loving and affectionate nature.

Do you have a Scottish Fold? If so, what do you love most about them?