At birth and up until about 3-4 weeks old Scottish Fold kittens' ears look like any other kittens.
At about 3-4 weeks, their little ears either "perk" up or fold down. The fold may range from a tight fold that keeps the ears very close to the head to a slight fold that tips forward.
Although many breeders, exhibitors, and pet owners desire the unusual look of the folded Fold, the straight eared kittens are important to the breeding program and they make excellent pets.
Crosshill only breeds straight ear Folds to folded ear Folds.
Scottish Fold breeders are able to use American Shorthairs and
British Shorthairs as allowable outcrosses, but Crosshill chooses to use only Folds with American and British Shorthairs lines. Breeding folded ear to straight ear helps
produce healthier Folds. Crosshill also scans for PKD and routinely tests for FIP and FeLuk. It is our desire to produce the healthiest kittens possible.
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