It's an important charter, that a breeder must mate Scottish Folds with normal eared-cats only, because when the offspring inherits the fold genes (cause that the ears are fold) from both of the parents, it can cause serious musculoskeletal problems.
So, in a British×Scottish Fold litter can born 3 type of kittens:
1. the kitten inherited the fold gene and has fold ears (Scottish Fold)
2. the kitten didn't inherit the fold gene, and has straight ears (earlier British, now Scottish straight)
3. the kitten inherited the fold gene, but because of the incomplete dominant inheritance, the ears of the kitten won't be fold
It will clear at 3-4 weeks old, that the kitten is Scottish fold or normal eared-cat.
My cats have a 16 m2 and a 12 m2 cattery. Half of the catteries are protected with a roof, the other half is a grassy outside-part, protected with wire fence.
Of course, they love to be in our flat too.
The kittens are with their mother in the flat.
I feed the kittens and the adults with dry food and home-made food too. It's important to know, that canned/wet food contains cca. 80% water. On the one hand it's good, because the humidity of the food is close to the natural food. The body of the preys contains 65-70% water too. But in several products, the high humidity comes along with the poor quality of the dry material. We should choose only grainfree, or products with low quantity of vegetable materials. It's not recommended to feed the cat only with dry food and it doesn't depend on the quality of the dry food.
It's important to feed them variously, so the organism gets everything, that it needs. I give the kittens and adults boiled/parboiled meat, boiled carrot, boiled egg, and cooked fish without arista.
Sometimes they get goose-grease and sour cream as extra.
The cattery is closed, also my cats don't contact foreign cats. If I buy a new cat, it goes into the quarantine and after 2 months, if the test results are good, the new cat can go into the cattery. We don't undertake mating with the males.
My cats have negative FIV (cat AIDS), FeLV (cat leucose), feline coronavirus ,,FIP" antibody ELISA and faecal PCR tests and they are vaccinated to FPV (panleukopenia), FCV and FRV (cat cold disease).
The kittens get a vaccine at 8 weeks old to FPV, FRV and FCV. The new owner must repeat it 3-4 weeks later and yearly, if it's necessary.
The adults are not dewormed routinely. Although, they live in an outside cattery, I have never noticed worm-infection. If a cat has good immune system, it removes the worms as ,,foreign material". In some cases I observed, that people overrate this problem and treat the cats with deworming-materials too often. This preventive dosage leads to that, that it won't use and bothers the organism.
The cats are free from external parasites too.
Surfing on the internet for cat/kitten ads...
I see often, that some people offer a cat or a kitten not cheap, sometimes with pedigree too, but the pet isn't healthy and the purity of the breed is quationable too. I think the money doesn't mean so much, the expensive cat is not always good, and the cheaper is not always bad...
Some people advertise their cats as Scottish Fold, but I can see, that they are mixed with normal household cats. Although, these have fold ears, but they have little to do wit real Scottish Fold. In the most advertisements the ,,tested parents" means only the FIV and FeLV tests. This is a big problem, because coronavirus created very rapig and mutagene variants throught the years as in abroad as in Hungary. Thats why, because the breeders don't make the testing since years. It generated, that so many kittens are sold with FIP disease. It would be a solutions, if every breeder would make the FCoV PCR tests out faeces sample. The customer can do not so much, but I think man shouldn't buy kittens from breeders, who don't do the testing.