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the Scottish lop-eared cat breed Original and well-loved by many resembles a plush toy superficially and it is considered one of the most demanded in the world. A nice muzzle, ears bent forward, huge expressive eyes, gentle disposition and improbable charm. What else will be able to fill the house with heat, a cosiness and harmony? The second name of breed — a Scottish Fold.
The first mentions of lop-eared cats meet in literature of the East of the end of the XIX century. However at that time, unusual kittens did not make a special impression on the Chinese felinologists and the breed did not find popularity.
The breed of the Scottish lop-eared cats gained fame in 1961, thanks to a find of the shepherd and big fan of cats William Ross who found an unusual white kitty on a farm in the District of Tayside that near the town of Kopar-Angus. The kitty received a nickname of Suzy.
At a cat the posterity which part was with direct ears was regularly born, and a part remained lop-eared. Then William and his wife Mary made an attempt to register new breed which they called a Scottish Fold.
Not all felinological organizations accepted emergence of fold. In some lop-eared representatives of breed are still not recognized because of a gene mutation of ears. But in 1974 by the associations CFA and WCF lop-eared cats were given the status of experimental breed and since then folda began to participate in various felinological actions.
Folda differ in the unusual structure of the auricles which are the main feature of breed. Ears form a fold and are bent forward and down. Adult individuals weigh from 2.6 to 6 kg. Average life expectancy makes 12−15 years.
the Standard, on WCF following:
Folda are focused on the person, quickly enough get used to the new residence. Changes are not loved, but here walks with the owner are pleasant to them. Are quickly accustomed to a breast-band and a lead. Distinctive features of character:
Folda — only pets, they do not love shift of furniture or re-planning of house space which a schitayutsobstvennost.
Lop-eared representatives of breed independently look after wool, quickly master a tray and a kogtetochka. Care of them simple, the main thing, regularly to perform several hygienic procedures:
Feed 2 times a day with both quality dry feeds, and natural food. joins In a diet:
It is not recommended to overfeed as folda are inclined to obesity. On kilogram of weight 30 grams of food pay off.
Scottish Folds, as well as other breeds are subject to hereditary diseases . These are such diseases as:
Animals it is necessary to impart annually. In 10 days prior to vaccination expulsion of helminths is obligatory. do to Pets the following diseases inoculations:
And also protection against fleas and ticks is required, for this purpose in veterinary drugstore special sprays, drops on withers or anti-parasitic collars are bought.
Folda on rock-forming signs of a geterozigotna. It means that the posterity is born both with straight lines, and with hanging ears. Kids differ from each other only in a shape of auricles.
An indispensable condition for manufacturers is crossing of a fold with strayty (pryamoukhy). One individual in couple surely has to be with direct ears. It will help to avoid deformation of a skeleton of future issue. Kittens are born pryamoukhy, ears lay down only at achievement of age of 4−5 months . At fold three degrees of a visloukhost:
The last degree is more preferable, especially to cats of a show class.
The kitten is recommended to be bought after achievement of three-months age by him, in the known nurseries or from the checked manufacturers. Before it it is necessary to study the description of breed of the Scottish lop-eared kittens. At acquaintance to the kid it is necessary to pay attention to a condition of wool, activity and mobility of a tail (on it zaloma and thickenings are inadmissible).
The kitten has to be imparted on age, thoroughbred animals have to have all documents as it should be. The manufacturer has to consult future owner about a diet of the kid (sharp transition to unfamiliar food will lead to problems with digestive tract), to schooling to a tray and other nuances.
The cost of the thoroughbred club kid varies from 5,000 to 15,000 rubles. A lot of things depend on a color, a family tree, education. If the kid is got not for cultivation and exhibitions, its cost fluctuates from 3,000 to 4,000 rubles