Highland Fold (Cat)
The Highland Fold is a hybrid cat and best described as a longhair Scottish Fold.
General: The Highland Fold is a hybrid cat and best described as a longhair Scottish Fold.
Head: Well rounded with a firm chin and jaw. Muzzle to have well rounded whisker pads. Head should blend into a short neck. Prominent cheeks with a jowly appearance in males.
Eyes: Wide open with a sweet expression. Large, well rounded and separated by a broad nose. Eye color to correspond with coat Color. See ASH Standard.
Nose: Broad and short with a gentle curve. A brief stop is permitted but a definite nose break is considered a disqualification. Profile is moderate in appearance.
Ears: Fold forward and downward. Small, with a smaller, tightly folded ear preferred over a large very loose ear. The ears should be set in a cap-like fashion to expose a rounded cranium. Ear tips to be rounded.
Body: Medium, rounded and even from shoulder to pelvic girdle. The cat should stand firm on a well padded body. There must be no hint of thickness or lack of mobility in the cat due to short coarse legs. Toes to be neat and well rounded with five in front and four behind. Overall appearance is that of a well rounded cat with medium bones; fault cats obviously lacking in type. Females may be slightly smaller.
Tail: Tail should be medium to long, but in proportion to the body. Tail should be flexible and tapering. Long, tapering tail preferred.
Coat: Medium to long hair length. Full coat on face and body desirable but short hair permissible on the face and legs. Britches, tail plume and toe tufts should be visible with a ruff being desirable. Seriously penalize for cottony coat.
NFA: Kinked or foreshortened tail. Tail that is lacking in flexibility due to abnormally thick vertebrae. Definite nose break.
Same as Scottish Fold.
Source: AACE >>>