Scottish Fold Cat (Highland Fold or Coupari cat)

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Scottish Fold
Scottish Fold

Coupari cat is one of the names assigned a long-haired version of the Scottish cat with folded ears. The name was created to house cats that founded the breed, Coupar Angus in Scotland. In the American association CFA Coupari called Collie cat with folded ears (Scottish Fold); while in the American society of ACFA known as Highland Fold – despite the fact that Coupar Angus in the Scottish Highlands, which entertains some Scottish breeders!

Scottish Fold Cat
Scottish Fold Cat

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Shorthair and longhair versions are distinguished by their folded ears – but it only appears when the kittens reach the age of about three weeks – but elevations and kittens flat ears, because they are folded over a consequence of incomplete genes and spontaneous mutations occur. Because of this, the Scottish cat with folded ears – shorthair version – and Coupari cats – Fold version – are still very rare.

Beauty Scottish Fold Cat
Beauty Scottish Fold Cat

Cats with “folded” ears have been known for hundreds of years, but all Coupari and Scottish cats originated from Susie, a white farmer’s cat that gave birth in 1961 on a farm in Coupar Angus in the Tayside region of Scotland, north-west of Dundee.
Susie were “discovered” William and Mary Ross, who Susie’s owners asked if they could take a stray kitten, and then they develop the breed. Genetic studies that are conducted sixties Five Turner and Pete Dit showed that Susie is also the holder of the gene for long hair: holders can be short-haired offspring, so it may appear in later generations.

Scottish Fold Cat or Highland Fold
Scottish Fold Cat or Highland Fold

While Coupari shorthair cat with folded ears successfully crossbred with British and American shorthair cat, it was not long-haired cats crossing with other breeds, until it was revealed that Scottish vannant cat Straight has all the same genes for type breed – except for the folded ears.

Scottish Fold Cat or Coupari cat
Scottish Fold Cat or Coupari cat

Therefore, the Scottish vannant cat can successfully mate with Scottish cat with folded ears and Coupari cat, or results in short-and long-haired cats with folded ears. This will avoid the risk of breeding “flap-to-flap”, which can get down with hereditary osteodystrophy.
Nevertheless, Coupari haired cats and their relatives are still very rare. When in 1983 he founded the British Association of cat lovers, one of the first breed that has acquired the status of champions was Coupari cat with folded ears, and next year and Coupari cat accepted as a breed for contests.

Lilac Scottish Fold Cat
Lilac Scottish Fold Cat

Growers are now in the UK united in the Association of Scottish breed. In the US, the Coupari champion breed, while in the UK won many titles. Even if the (so far) can not receive titles, Scottish vannant cat may be displayed at exhibitions in the class of the new breed.

Scottish Fold Cat Kitten
Scottish Fold Cat Kitten

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