Is my kitten pure Scottish Fold?

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Hi everyone! I got my precious Tillie few weeks ago from a small breeder whom I trusted without knowing about Scottish fold mixes and how rare in my area highland folds have been.
The breeder claimed our kitten to be pure breed although her siblings are showing otherwise similarity to MaineCoon/Persian kitten which makes me wonder whether my kitten is a purebreed?

Tillie is my very first cat as a new kitten person I’ve only recognized her folded ears without knowing how exactly pure Scottish fold characteristics are..
Can anyone who fully knows Scottish folds help tell me apart whether my kitten might be a mix breed?

Fully want to know just to be aware of what truly my kitten is, most importantly it’s a healthy fluffball ♥

Ps, last pictures show Tillies mom and her supposed dad (solid blue)
 

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Do you have her pedigree and papers?

Dad looks like a BSH from what I can tell on the photo (which is a permitted outcross for Scottish folds), and mum looks like a Scottish Fold Longhair. They’re not the best type/confirmation (they’re very pet class and shouldn’t have been used for breeding, imo), but they look to be the breed. Your kitten would most likely be a Scottish fold longhair. That said, without papers, she’s functionally a moggie/domestic longhair with folded ears, not a pedigree :)
All cats with the folded ear gene are prone to OCD, a type of arthritis, so be very careful with her weight, and keep an eye on her tail flexibility and general mobility. At the very least the breeder bred folded ears to straight, which makes debilitating OCD much less likely.
 

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Without papers identifying her as a Scottish Fold, the question doesn't matter, she will be known as a Domestic Long Hair or DLH. Blue in color which means grey. did you happen to see both parents registration papers? Just because a cat LOOKS like a breed, with out being registered it doesn't mean it is. I hope you didn't pay a lot of money, there are too many scammers out there. On the bright side, she must have some Scottish fold in her to have the gene which causes their ears to fold. This can cause problems in cartilage elsewhere too, please research the breed. But because she may have some mixed breed ancestry that may prevent problems too. She is VERY beautiful!
 
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Thank You guys so much for all of your opinions! The kitten is a little bit small in her bones, her paws also seem more petite and the ears are slightly bigger than usual Scottish fold from what I’ve seen in the pedigree cats on the pet conventions in the city, the biggest question for me was to always just be able to find out what breed exactlyis my kitten.. I’m living in Indonesia currently, in here people are not very aware of cats hence SF and BSH are European breeds in here people are so easy to manipulate clients on the breed and their actual parents.. thank you guys so much for all of your help!
 
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Thank you so much for your reply it means a lot! My kitten have always been a Scottish fold for me since as a newbie to cats I’ve only paid attention to her folded ears but the face and her more petite body structure made me question the cats I’ve seen locally being sold in much higher prices than I paid (and I paid already a pretty high amount of money for my Tillie) Tillie’s mouth is a bit more pointy than a regular Scottish fold and her face is more petite.. what I’ve also heard is that Scottish kittens are not always very noisy.. Tillie is absolutely talkative kitten (yet with a tiny and quiet voice) EDAC86BA-41E1-40C8-99E7-2A20CF8DA494.jpeg she’s all over the place very active and sociable kitten with no fear for anything, do you guys also think it’s possible her character is also far from a Scottish cat or it’s just her own uniqueness?
Ps, for the record I’ve got a few of the pictures of Tillie siblings (entire litter of Blue solid kittens) which makes me more believe in the blue cat being her real dad)
 

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She is a beauty 😻, she does look a little bit Persian to me too, and so do the siblings.

If the breeder was a good breeder they would’ve given you papers with her, and she would be registered as the breed. You could ask her if she will still do that. They are also supposed to give you the Pedigree which should be the list of the parents, the grandparents, the great grandparents and so on.

Whatever she is, she looks like a really wonderful little cat. I think that you need to get her checked out for the potential health problems of the Scottish fold because she does have the folded ears, and even if she didn’t her mother does look like a Scottish Fold to me. Usually now they only breed a non-folded cat with a folded cat. People thought that that would eliminate the skeletal issues however a recent study was done the showed that even cats who do not have the folded ears can still carry that gene because it’s not totally dominant. So even a cat with non-folded ears could have those health problems and pass them on. Which would mean more chance to have the severe health problems even though you’re breeding a non-fold and a fold.

The Scottish fold came about because someone’s barn cat in Scotland I believe was born with folded ears and she decided to try to breed that trait. The problem with basing a breed off of this type of mutation is that no one knew that it also came with a whole host of other health problems which included severe skeletal deformities which can cause severe pain and debilitation.

Your DVM can do x-rays and see if there are problems with her bones. And then she could be treated for that if she seems to be having any pain and other problems. You might need to go to a specialist who knows more about this to figure it out.
 
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She is a beauty 😻, she does look a little bit Persian to me too, and so do the siblings.

If the breeder was a good breeder they would’ve given you papers with her, and she would be registered as the breed. You could ask her if she will still do that. They are also supposed to give you the Pedigree which should be the list of the parents, the grandparents, the great grandparents and so on.

Whatever she is, she looks like a really wonderful little cat. I think that you need to get her checked out for the potential health problems of the Scottish fold because she does have the folded ears, and even if she didn’t her mother does look like a Scottish Fold to me. Usually now they only breed a non-folded cat with a folded cat. People thought that that would eliminate the skeletal issues however a recent study was done the showed that even cats who do not have the folded ears can still carry that gene because it’s not totally dominant. So even a cat with non-folded ears could have those health problems and pass them on. Which would mean more chance to have the severe health problems even though you’re breeding a non-fold and a fold.

The Scottish fold came about because someone’s barn cat in Scotland I believe was born with folded ears and she decided to try to breed that trait. The problem with basing a breed off of this type of mutation is that no one knew that it also came with a whole host of other health problems which included severe skeletal deformities which can cause severe pain and debilitation.

Your DVM can do x-rays and see if there are problems with her bones. And then she could be treated for that if she seems to be having any pain and other problems. You might need to go to a specialist who knows more about this to figure it out.
 
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Thank You so much for your reply! Tillie is a little question at time when it comes to her actual breed but her behavior and mannerism is making all of the worries go away, most importantly I have a healthy beautiful kitten! Tillie is going on her regular check ups and thankfully she’s absolutely healthy without sometimes needing to pay special attention to her ears that need to be very carefully cleaned.. thank you so much for all of your help! ♥♥
 

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Since Scottish Folds all came from one ancestor, they are subject to inbreeding problems. Because of this, they out-breed Scottish Folds to other cats, including British Blues. Because of this outbreeding, there are no "Purebred" Scottish Folds. But she sure is a beautiful cat! :redheartpump:
 
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