The Scottish Fold first appeared in the year 1961 on The McRae’s farm in Scottland. A Scottish shepherd named William Ross came across an unusual white cat with closed down ears.
The cat that William Ross found was just your ordinary barnyard feline that the McRae’s named Susie. While talking with the McRae’s Ross discovered that Susie’s mother had straight ears, where as the father of Susie is still unknown. Therefore, Susie was not the first Scottish Fold cat of the Scottish Fold era. Although Susie had a brother that was also a fold, but one-day Susie’s brother had ran off and was never, seen again.
The Scottish Fold named Susie gave birth to two kittens with folded down ears. Ross got one that was the exact double of its mother. Ross named his Scottish Fold cat Denisla Snooks. William Ross bred Snooks to a red tabby domestic cat. Snooks gave birth to a white folded eared male that Ross named Snowball.
In addition, Snowball bred with a white British female cat named Lady May, Lady May produced five kittens, making it possible for William Ross to establish his breeding program in the future.
However, in 1961 these cats where not called Scottish Fold Cats, instead they were better known as lop eared cats being named after the, lop eared rabbit. In 1966 the breed was renamed the Scottish Fold, and by that time William Ross and his wife Mary began a breeding program. That introduced a new breed of Scottish Fold Cats to the world.
The Scottish Fold had to leave Scottland due to certain ear problems that the Scottish Fold possessed. Like Contagion, which means the communication of disease by contact? Other ear disorders include mites, which mean numerous tiny Arachnids that are often parasitic on animals and plants.
In the year 1970, three of Snook’s kittens were, sent to the United States, under the care of Dr. Neil Todd. Dr. Neil Todd studies Genetic Research on animals in Massachusetts, and he studies animal mutations. Later Dr. Neil Todd abandoned his research, but located homes for the three Scottish Fold cats.
Sally Wolfe Peters in Pennsylvania was the proud owner of one of the Scottish Fold kittens. Sally Wolfe Peters is mainly responsible for developing the breed of Scottish Fold cats in the United States.
In addition, each Scottish Fold cat may in fact be, traced back to Susie’s line that is of course if anyone has ever had a Scottish Fold cat, continued to register his or her Scottish Fold cat. As well as the cat, that was breed with their cat to produce more.
The Scottish Fold cats have been around for a total of 31 years, however, this is not the exact total. The Scottish Fold breed could have been around longer then that. The Scottish Fold breed today is still active in breeding, because these cats actually attract attention when anyone lays eyes on them.