What is a Scottish Fold Munchkin?


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Scottish fold munchkin cats are a cross-breed between Scottish fold and munchkin cats. They are also known as Scottish kilts, and are recognized by the International Cat Association as an experimental breed. The breed is known for its small stature, short legs and folded ears.

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The folded ears and short legs do not impair the cats hearing or physical abilities. Not all Scottish fold munchkin cats have the signature ears and stature because the genes for these traits are recessive. Breeding two cats with folded ears or short legs leaves the kittens prone to genetic conditions; when two short-legged cats are bred, there is a 25 percent chance of the kittens not surviving.

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