Scottish Fold Breed Standard

POINT SCORE

HEAD (55)
Ears 25
Head shape, muzzle, neck, chin, profile 15
Eyes 15
BODY (40)
Body structure of torso, legs and paws 10
Tail 20
Coat 10
COLOR (5)
Color of coat and eyes 5

GENERAL: the Scottish Fold cat occurred as a spontaneous mutation in farm cats in Scotland. The breed has been established by crosses to British Shorthair and domestic cats in Scotland and England. In America, the outcross is the American and British Shorthair. All bona fide Scottish Fold cats trace their pedigree to Susie, the first fold-ear cat discovered by the founders of the breed, William and Mary Ross.

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. Blue-eyed and odd-eyed are allowed for all white and bi-color and van patterns.

NOSE: nose to be short with a gentle curve. A brief stop is permitted. Profile is moderate in appearance.

FOLDED EARS: fold forward and downward. Small, the smaller, tightly folded ear preferred over a loose fold and large ear. The ears should be set in a caplike fashion to expose a rounded cranium. Ear tips to be rounded.

STRAIGHT EAR: Ears to be medium to small with rounded tips. They are set well apart to show a rounded cranium.

BODY: medium, rounded, and even from shoulder to pelvic girdle. The cat should stand firm with 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 bone; 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 which may end in a round tip. Longer, tapering tail preferred.

COAT (SHORTHAIR): dense, plush, even. Short to medium-short in length. Soft in texture. Full of life. Standing away from body due to density, not flat or close lying. Coat texture may vary due to color and/or regional/seasonal changes.

COAT (LONGHAIR): medium-long to long hair length. Full coat on face and body desirable but short hair permissible on face and legs. Britches, tail plume, toe tufts, and ear furnishings should be clearly visible with a ruff being desirable. Seriously penalize: cottony coat, except in kittens.

AOV: straight ear.

PENALIZE: brow ridge.

DISQUALIFY: kinked tail. Tail that is foreshortened. Tail that is lacking in flexibility due to abnormally thick vertebrae. Splayed toes, incorrect number of toes. Any evidence of illness or poor health. Palpable nose break.

SCOTTISH FOLD COLORS

COAT COLOR: Any genetically possible color and pattern and any combination of genetically possible colors and patterns are allowed.

BUTTONS AND LOCKETS: allowable on any color and/or pattern. Cats with buttons and/or lockets shall be judged as their basic color with no penalty for such locket and/or button.

WHITE: pure glistening white. Nose leather and paw pads: pink. Eye color: blue, copper or gold. Odd-eyed whites shall have one blue and one copper or gold eye with equal color depth.

BLACK: dense, coal black, sound from roots to tip of fur. Free from any tinge of rust on tips or smoke undercoat. Nose leather: black. Paw pads: black or brown. Eye color: copper or gold.

BLUE: blue, lighter shade preferred, one level tone from nose to tip of tail. Sound to roots. A sound darker shade is more acceptable than an unsound lighter shade. Nose leather and paw pads: blue. Eye color: copper or gold.

RED: deep, rich, clear, brilliant red; without shading, markings, or ticking. Lips and chin the same color as coat. Nose leather and paw pads: brick red. Eye color: copper or gold.

CREAM: one level shade of buff cream, without markings. Sound to the roots. Lighter shades preferred. Nose leather and paw pads: pink. Eye color: copper or gold.

CHOCOLATE: rich chestnut brown, sound throughout. Nose leather: brown. Paw pads: brown or cinnamon. Eye color: copper or gold.

LILAC: frosty-grey with a pinkish tone, sound throughout. Nose leather and paw pads: lavender-pink. Eye color: copper or gold.

CINNAMON: light reddish brown, sound throughout. Nose leather and paw pads: cinnamon. Eye color: copper or gold.

FAWN: light lavender with pale cocoa overtones, sound throughout; lighter shades preferred. Nose leather and paw pads: pale fawn. Eye color: copper or gold.

CHINCHILLA SILVER: undercoat pure white. Coat on back, flanks, head and tail sufficiently tipped with black to give the characteristic sparkling silver appearance. Legs may be slightly shaded with tipping. Chin, ear tufts, stomach, and chest, pure white. Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with black. Nose leather: brick red. Paw pads: black. Eye color: green or blue-green.

SHADED SILVER: undercoat white with a mantle of black tipping shading down from sides, face, and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin, chest, stomach, and under the tail. Legs to be the same tone as the face. The general effect to be much darker than a chinchilla. Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with black. Nose leather: brick red. Paw pads: black. Eye color: green or blue-green.

CHINCHILLA GOLDEN: undercoat rich warm cream. Coat on back, flanks, head and tail sufficiently tipped with black to give golden appearance. Legs may be slightly shaded with tipping. Chin, ear tufts, stomach, and chest are cream. Rims of eyes, lips and nose outlined with black. Nose leather: deep rose. Paw pads: black. Eye color: green or blue-green preferred.

SHADED GOLDEN: undercoat rich warm cream with a mantle of black tipping shading down from the sides, face, and tail from dark on the ridge to cream on the chin, chest, stomach, and under the tail. Legs to be same tone as the face. The general effect to be much darker than a chinchilla. Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with black. Nose leather: deep rose. Paw pads: black. Eye color: green or blue-green preferred.

SHELL CAMEO (Red Chinchilla): undercoat white, the coat on the back, flanks, head, and tail to be sufficiently tipped with red to give the characteristic sparkling appearance. Face and legs may be very slightly shaded with tipping. Chin, ear tufts, stomach, and chest white. Nose leather and paw pads: rose. Eye color: copper or gold.

SHADED CAMEO (Red Shaded): undercoat white with a mantle of red tipping shading down the sides, face, and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin, chest, stomach, and under the tail. Legs to be the same tone as face. The general effect to be much redder than the shell cameo. Nose leather, rims of eyes and paw pads: rose. Eye color: copper or gold.

DILUTE SHELL CAMEO (Cream Chinchilla): undercoat white, the coat on the back, flanks, head and tail to be sufficiently tipped with cream to give the characteristic sparkling appearance. Face and legs may be very slightly shaded with tipping. Chin, ear tufts, stomach, and chest white. Nose leather and paw pads: rose. Eye color: copper or gold.

DILUTE SHADED CAMEO (Cream Shaded): undercoat white with a mantle of cream tipping shading down the sides, face and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin, chest, stomach, and under the tail. Legs to be the same tone as face. The general effect to have much more color than the dilute shell cameo. Nose leather, rims of eyes and paw pads: rose. Eye color: copper or gold.

BLUE SHADED: undercoat white with a mantle of blue shading down the sides, face and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin, chest, stomach, and under the tail. Legs to be the same tone as face. Nose leather and paw pads: blue or blue with pink tone. Eye color: copper or gold.

CHOCOLATE SHADED: undercoat white with a mantle of chocolate shading down the sides, face and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin, chest, stomach and under the tail. Legs to be the same tone as face. Nose leather: pink. Paw pads: cinnamon. Eye color: copper or gold.

LILAC SHADED: undercoat white with a mantle of lilac shading down the sides, face and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin, chest, stomach and under the tail. Legs to be the same tone as face. Nose leather and paw pads: lavender-pink. Eye color: copper or gold.

CINNAMON SHADED: undercoat white with a mantle of cinnamon shading down the sides, face and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin, chest, stomach and under the tail. Legs to be the same tone as face. Nose leather: pink. Paw pads: coral. Eye color: copper or gold.

FAWN SHADED: undercoat white with a mantle of fawn shading down the sides, face, and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin, chest, stomach and under the tail. Legs to be the same tone as face. Nose leather: fawn. Paw pads: pink. Eye color: copper or gold.

TORTOISESHELL SHADED: undercoat white with a mantle of tortoiseshell shading down the sides, face and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin, chest, stomach and under the tail. Legs to be the same tone as face. Nose leather and paw pads: as in the solids; may be mottled with pink. Eye color: copper or gold.

BLUE-CREAM SHADED: undercoat white with a mantle of blue-cream shading down the sides, face and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin, chest, stomach and under the tail. Legs to be the same tone as face. Nose leather and paw pads: as in the solids; may be mottled with pink. Eye color: copper or gold.

CHOCOLATE TORTOISESHELL SHADED: undercoat white with a mantle of chocolate tortoiseshell shading down the sides, face and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin, chest, stomach and under the tail. Legs to be the same tone as face. Nose leather and paw pads: as in the solids; may be mottled with pink. Eye color: copper or gold.

CINNAMON TORTOISESHELL SHADED: undercoat white with a mantle of cinnamon tortoiseshell shading down the sides, face and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin, chest, stomach and under the tail. Legs to be the same tone as face. Nose leather and paw pads: as in the solids; may be mottled with pink. Eye color: copper or gold.

LILAC-CREAM SHADED: undercoat white with a mantle of lavender-cream shading down the sides, face and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin, chest, stomach and under the tail. Legs to be the same tone as face. Nose leather and paw pads: as in the solids; may be mottled with pink. Eye color: copper or gold.

FAWN-CREAM SHADED: undercoat white with a mantle of fawn-cream shading down the sides, face and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin chest, stomach and under the tail. Legs to be the same tone as face. Nose leather and paw pads: as in the solids; may be mottled with pink. Eye color: copper or gold.

BLACK SMOKE: white undercoat, deeply tipped with black. Cat in repose appears black. In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent. Points and mask black with narrow band of white at base of hairs next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted. Nose leather and paw pads: black. Eye color: copper or gold.

BLUE SMOKE: white undercoat, deeply tipped with blue. Cat in repose appears blue. In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent. Points and mask blue with narrow band of white at base of hairs which may be seen only when fur is parted. Nose leather and paw pads: blue. Eye color: copper or gold.

CAMEO SMOKE (Red Smoke): white undercoat, deeply tipped with red. Cat in repose appears red. In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent. Points and mask red with narrow band of white at base of hairs next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted. Nose leather, rims of eyes and paw pads: rose. Eye color: copper or gold.

CHOCOLATE SMOKE: white undercoat, deeply tipped with chocolate. Cat in repose appears chocolate. In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent. Points and mask chocolate with narrow band of white at base of hairs next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted. Nose leather and paw pads: brown or brick. Eye color: copper or gold.

LILAC SMOKE: white undercoat, deeply tipped with lilac. Cat in repose appears lilac. In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent. Points and mask lilac with narrow band of white at base of hairs next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted. Nose leather and paw pads: lavender-pink. Eye color: copper or gold.

CINNAMON SMOKE: white undercoat, deeply tipped with cinnamon. Cat in repose appears cinnamon. In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent. Points and mask cinnamon with narrow band of white at base of hairs next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted. Nose leather and paw pads: cinnamon. Eye color: copper or gold.

CREAM SMOKE: white undercoat, deeply tipped with cream. Cat in repose appears cream. In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent. Points and mask cream with narrow band of white at base of hairs next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted. Nose leather and paw pads: pink. Eye color: copper or gold.

FAWN SMOKE: white undercoat, deeply tipped with fawn. Cat in repose appears fawn. In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent. Points and mask fawn with narrow band of white at base of hairs next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted. Nose leather and paw pads: pale fawn. Eye color: copper or gold.

TORTOISESHELL SMOKE: white undercoat, deeply tipped with tortoiseshell. Cat in repose appears tortoiseshell. In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent. Points and mask tortoiseshell with narrow band of white at base of hairs next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted. Nose leather and paw pads: mottled with pink on nose and paws. Eye color: copper or gold.

BLUE-CREAM SMOKE: white undercoat, deeply tipped with blue-cream. Cat in repose appears blue-cream. In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent. Points and mask blue-cream with narrow band of white at base of hairs next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted. Nose leather and paw pads: mottled with pink on nose and paws. Eye color: copper or gold.

CHOCOLATE TORTOISESHELL SMOKE: white undercoat, deeply tipped with chocolate tortoiseshell. Cat in repose appears chocolate tortoiseshell. In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent. Points and mask chocolate tortoiseshell with narrow band of white at base of hairs next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted. Nose leather and paw pads: mottled with pink on nose and paws. Eye color: copper or gold.

LILAC-CREAM SMOKE: white undercoat, deeply tipped with lilac-cream. Cat in repose appears lilac-cream. In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent. Points and mask lilac-cream with narrow band of white at base of hairs next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted. Nose leather and paw pads: mottled with pink on nose and paws. Eye color: copper or gold.

CINNAMON TORTOISESHELL SMOKE: white undercoat, deeply tipped with cinnamon tortoiseshell. Cat in repose appears cinnamon tortoiseshell. In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent. Points and mask cinnamon tortoiseshell with narrow band of white at base of hairs next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted. Nose leather and paw pads: mottled with pink on nose and paws. Eye color: copper or gold.

FAWN-CREAM SMOKE: white undercoat, deeply tipped with fawn-cream. Cat in repose appears fawn-cream. In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent. Points and mask fawn-cream with narrow band of white at base of hairs next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted. Nose leather and paw pads: pink. Eye color: copper or gold.

CLASSIC TABBY PATTERN: markings dense, clearly defined, and broad. Legs evenly barred with bracelets coming up to meet the body markings. Tail evenly ringed. Several unbroken necklaces on neck and upper chest, the more the better. Frown marks on forehead form an intricate letter “M.” Unbroken line runs back from outer corner of eye. Swirls on cheeks. Vertical lines over back of head extend to shoulder markings which are in the shape of a butterfly with both upper and lower wings distinctly outlined and marked with dots inside outline. Back markings consist of a vertical line down the spine from butterfly to tail with a vertical stripe paralleling it on each side, the three stripes well separated by stripes of the ground color. Large solid blotch on each side to be encircled by one or more unbroken rings. Side markings should be the same on both sides. Double vertical rows of buttons on chest and stomach.

MACKEREL TABBY PATTERN: markings dense, clearly defined, and all narrow pencillings. Legs evenly barred with narrow bracelets coming up to meet the body markings. Tail barred. Necklaces on neck and chest distinct, like so many chains. Head barred with an “M” on the forehead. Unbroken lines running back from the eyes. Lines running down the head to meet the shoulders. Spine lines run together to form a narrow saddle. Narrow pencillings run around body.

SPOTTED TABBY PATTERN: markings on the body to be spotted. The spots can be round, oblong or rosette shaped. Any of these are of equal merit but the spots, however shaped or placed, shall be distinct. Spots should not run together in a broken Mackerel pattern. A dorsal stripe runs the length of the body to the tip of the tail. The stripe is ideally composed of spots. The markings on the face and forehead shall be typically tabby markings. Underside of the body to have “vest buttons.” Legs and tail are barred.

TICKED TABBY PATTERN: body hairs to be ticked with various shades of marking color and ground color. Body when viewed from the top to be free from noticeable spots, stripes, or blotches, except for the darker dorsal shading. Lighter underside may show tabby markings. Face, legs, and tail must show distinct tabby striping. Cat must have at least one distinct necklace.

PATCHED TABBY PATTERN: a patched tabby (torbie) is an established silver, brown, or blue tabby with patches of red and/or cream.

SILVER TABBY: ground color, including lips and chin, pale clear silver. Markings dense black. Nose leather: brick red. Paw pads: black. Eye color: copper, gold, green or hazel.

BLUE-SILVER TABBY (Pewter Tabby): ground color, including lips and chin, pale, clear, bluish silver. Markings sound blue. Nose leather: blue or old rose trimmed with blue. Paw pads: blue. Eye Color: copper, gold, green or hazel.

BLUE-SILVER PATCHED TABBY: ground color a pale bluish silver. Markings sound blue and cream or softly intermingled areas of cream on both body and/or extremities. Undercoat white. Lips and chin are the same shade as the rings around the eyes. Nose leather: blue or old rose trimmed with blue and/or pink. Paw pads: blue or old rose and/or pink. Eye color: copper, gold, green or hazel.

RED TABBY: ground color red. Markings deep, rich red. Lips and chin red. Nose leather and paw pads: brick red. Eye color: copper or gold.

BROWN TABBY: ground color brilliant coppery brown. Markings dense black. Lips and chin the same shade as the rings around the eyes. Back of leg black from paw to heel. Nose leather: brick red. Paw pads: black or brown. Eye color: copper or gold.

BLUE TABBY: ground color. including lips and chin, pale bluish ivory. Markings a very deep blue affording a good contrast with ground color. Warm fawn overtones or patina over the whole. Nose leather: old rose. Paw pads: rose. Eye color: copper or gold.

CREAM TABBY: ground color, including lips and chin, very pale cream. Marking of buff or cream sufficiently darker than the ground color to afford good contrast but remaining within the dilute color range. Nose leather and paw pads: pink. Eye color: copper or gold.

CAMEO TABBY: ground color off-white. Markings red. Nose leather and paw pads: rose. Eye color: copper or gold.

CREAM CAMEO TABBY (Dilute Cameo): ground color off-white. Markings cream. Nose leather and paw pads: pink. Eye color: copper or gold.

CHOCOLATE TABBY: ground color is warm fawn, markings are rich chestnut brown. Nose leather: chestnut, or pink rimmed with chestnut. Paw pads: cinnamon. Eye color: copper or gold.

CHOCOLATE SILVER TABBY: ground color, including lips and chin, is silver. Markings rich chestnut. Nose leather: chestnut or pink rimmed with chestnut. Paw pads: cinnamon. Eye color: copper or gold.

CINNAMON TABBY: ground color, including lips and chin, a pale, warm honey, markings a dense cinnamon, affording a good contrast with ground color. Nose leather: cinnamon or coral rimmed with cinnamon. Paw pads: cinnamon. Eye color: copper or gold.

CINNAMON SILVER TABBY: ground color, including lips and chin, a pale glistening silver. Markings dense cinnamon. Nose leather: cinnamon. Paw pads: coral. Eye color: copper or gold.

LILAC TABBY: ground color is pale lavender. Markings are a rich lilac, affording a good contrast with ground color. Nose leather: lavender, or pink rimmed with lavender. Paw pads: lavender-pink. Eye color: copper or gold.

LILAC SILVER TABBY: ground color, including lips and chin, a cold clear silver. Markings sound lilac. Nose leather: lavender or pink rimmed with lavender. Paw pads: lavender-pink. Eye color: copper or gold.

FAWN TABBY: ground color, including lips and chin, pale ivory, markings dense fawn, affording good contrast with ground color. Nose leather and paw pads: pale fawn. Eye color: copper or gold.

FAWN SILVER TABBY: ground color, including lips and chin, a cold clear silver. Markings sound fawn. Nose leather and paw pads: pale fawn. Eye color: copper or gold.

TABBY & WHITE: All tabby patterns and colors with the addition of white. Eye color: gold, copper, blue or odd-eyed. Odd-eyed will have one blue and one gold or copper eye of equal color depth

TORTOISESHELL: black with patches of red or softly intermingled areas of red on both body and extremities. Presence of several shades of red acceptable. Blaze of red on face is desirable. Eye color: copper or gold.

TORTOISESHELL & WHITE: color as defined for tortoiseshell with addition of white on body and/or extremities. White to be more than a button or locket. Eye color: gold, copper, blue, or odd-eyed. Odd-eyed to have one blue and one gold eye of equal color depth.

CHOCOLATE TORTOISESHELL: rich chestnut brown mottled or patched with red or shades of red. Presence of several shades of red acceptable. Blaze of red on face is desirable. Eye color: copper or gold.

CHOCOLATE TORTOISESHELL & WHITE: color as defined for Chocolate Tortoiseshell with addition of white on body and/or extremities. White to be more than a button or locket. Eye color: gold, copper, blue or odd-eyed. Odd-eyed to have one blue and one gold eye of equal color depth.

CINNAMON TORTOISESHELL: cinnamon mottled or patched with red or shades of red. Presence of several shades of red acceptable. Blaze of red on face is desirable. Eye color: copper or gold.

CINNAMON TORTOISESHELL & WHITE: color as defined for Cinnamon Tortoiseshell with addition of white on body and/or extremities. White to be more than a button or locket. Eye color: gold, copper, blue or odd-eyed. Odd-eyed to have one blue and one gold eye of equal color depth.

CALICO: white with unbrindled patches of black and red. White predominant on underparts. Eye color: gold, copper, blue or odd-eyed. Odd-eyed to have one blue and one gold eye of equal depth. 

DILUTE CALICO: white with unbrindled patches of blue and cream. White predominant on underparts. Eye color: gold, copper, blue or odd-eyed. Odd-eyed to have one blue and one gold eye of equal color depth.

BLUE-CREAM: blue with patches of solid cream. Patches clearly defined and well broken on both body and extremities. Eye color: copper or gold.

BLUE-CREAM & WHITE: color as defined for blue-cream with addition of white on body and/or extremities. White to be more than a button or locket. Eye color: gold, copper, blue, or odd-eyed. Odd-eyed to have one blue and one gold eye of equal color depth.

LILAC-CREAM: lilac mottled or patched with cream. Patches clearly defined and well broken on both body and extremities. Eye color: copper or gold.

LILAC-CREAM & WHITE: color as defined for lilac-cream with addition of white on body and/or extremities. White to be more than a button or locket. Eye color: gold, copper, blue or odd-eyed. Odd-eyed to have one blue and one gold eye of equal color depth.

FAWN-CREAM: fawn mottled or patched with cream. Patches clearly defined and well broken on both body and extremities. Eye color: copper or gold.

FAWN-CREAM & WHITE: color as defined for fawn-cream with addition of white on body and/or extremities. White to be more than a button or locket. Eye color: gold, copper, blue or odd-eyed. Odd-eyed to have one blue and one gold eye of equal color depth.

BI-COLOR: white with unbrindled patches of black, white with unbrindled patches of blue, white with unbrindled patches of red, or white with unbrindled patches of cream. Eye color: gold, copper, blue or odd-eyed. Odd-eyed will have one blue and one gold eye of equal color depth.

POINTED PATTERN: body color lighter, with some color allowed. Allowance to be made for darker body color in older cats, but contrast between points and body must be evident. Points: mask, ears, legs, tail and feet clearly defined. Mask should not extend over the top of the head. Nose leather and paw pads: appropriate to coat color. The pointed pattern may be combined with ANY other pattern (except mink) and ANY colors, e.g. lilac-silver lynx point and sealtortie point with white (shown in the Bi-Color Class).

SEAL POINT: body even pale fawn to cream, warm in tone, shading gradually into lighter color on the stomach and chest. Points deep seal brown. Nose leather and paw pads: same color as points. Eye color: blue.

SEAL LYNX POINT: points beige-brown ticked with darker brown tabby markings. Body color pale cream to fawn, warm in tone. Mask must be clearly lined with dark stripes vertical on forehead with classic “M” on forehead, horizontal on cheeks and dark spots on whisker pads clearly outlined in dark color edges. Inner ear light with thumbprint on outer ear. Markings dense, clearly defined and broad. Legs evenly barred with bracelets. Tail barred. No striping or mottling on body, but consideration to be given to shading in older cats. Nose leather: seal or brick red. Paw pads: seal. Eye color: blue.

CHOCOLATE POINT: body ivory with no shading. Points milk chocolate color, warm in tone. Nose leather and paw pads: cinnamon pink. Eye color: blue.

CHOCOLATE LYNX POINT: body ivory. Body shading may take form of ghost striping. Points: warm milk-chocolate color, distinct and separated by lighter background color; ears warm milk-chocolate with paler thumbprint in center. Nose leather: cinnamon permitted, pink edged in cinnamon preferred. Paw pads: cinnamon. Eye color: blue.

BLUE POINT: body bluish white, cold in tone, shading gradually to white on stomach and chest. Points blue. Nose leather and paw pads: slate blue. Eye color: blue.

BLUE LYNX POINT: points light, silvery blue, ticked with darker blue tabby markings. Body color bluish white, cold in tone. Mask must be clearly lined with dark stripes vertical on forehead with classic “M” on forehead, horizontal on cheeks and dark spots on whisker pads clearly outlined in dark color edges. Inner ear light with thumbprint on outer ear. Markings dense, clearly defined and broad. Legs evenly barred with bracelets. Tail barred. No striping or mottling on body, but consideration to be given to shading in older cats. Nose leather: blue or brick red. Paw pads: blue. Eye color: blue.

BLUE-CREAM POINT: body bluish white or creamy white, shading gradually to white on the stomach and chest. Points blue with patches of cream. Nose leather and paw pads: slate blue, pink, or a combination of slate blue and pink. Eye color: blue.

BLUE-CREAM LYNX POINT: points blue with darker blue tabby markings and patches of cream. Body color bluish white, cold in tone. Mask must be clearly lined with dark stripes vertical on forehead with classic “M” on forehead, horizontal on cheeks and dark spots on whisker pads clearly outlined in dark color edges. Inner ear light with thumbprint on outer ear. Markings dense, clearly defined and broad. Legs evenly barred with bracelets. Tail barred. Nose leather and paw pads: slate blue and/or pink. Eye color: blue.

LILAC POINT: body glacial white with no shading. Points frosty grey with pinkish tone. Nose leather and paw pads: lavender pink. Eye color: blue.

LILAC-LYNX POINT: body glacial white. Body shading may take form of ghost striping. Points: frosty grey with pinkish tone bars, distinct and separated by lighter background color; ears frosty grey with pinkish tone, paler thumbprint in center. Nose leather: lavender-pink permitted, pink edged in lavender-pink preferred. Paw pads: lavender-pink. Eye color: blue.

LILAC-CREAM POINT: body glacial white; mottling, if any, in the shade of the points. Points: frosty grey with pinkish tone, uniformly mottled with pale cream; a blaze is desirable. Nose leather and paw pads: lavender-pink; flesh or coral pink mottling desirable. Eye color: blue.

LILAC-CREAM LYNX POINT: body glacial white. Body shading may take form of ghost striping and/or cream mottling. Points: frosty grey with pinkish tone bars, distinct and separated by lighter background color; ears frosty grey with pinkish tone, paler thumbprint in center. Uniform mottling of cream overlays the markings of the points. Nose leather: lavender-pink permitted, pink edged in lavender-pink preferred, flesh or coral pink mottling may be present. Paw pads: lavender-pink, or lavender-pink mottled with flesh or coral pink. Eye color: deep vivid blue. NOTE: these cats resemble lynx points more than tortie points.

FLAME (RED) POINT: body creamy white. Points deep orange flame to deep red. Nose leather and paw pads: flesh or coral pink. Eye color: blue.

FLAME (RED) LYNX POINT: body creamy white. Body shading may take form of ghost striping. Points: deep orange flame to deep red striping, distinct and separated by lighter background color; ears a deep orange flame to deep red, paler thumbprint in center. Nose leather and paw pads: flesh or coral pink. Eye color: blue.

CREAM POINT: body creamy white with no shading. Points buff cream with no apricot. Nose leather and paw pads: flesh pink or salmon coral. Eye color: blue.

CREAM LYNX POINT: body clear white. Body shading may take form of ghost striping. Points: bars of pale buff cream to light pinkish cream, distinct and separated by lighter background color; ears pale buff cream to light pinkish cream, paler thumbprint in center. Nose leather and paw pads: flesh to coral pink. Eye color: blue.

TORTIE POINT: body creamy white or pale fawn. Points seal with unbrindled patches of red and/or cream. Blaze of red or cream on face is desirable. Nose leather and paw pads: seal brown with flesh and/or coral pink mottling to conform with colors of points. Eye color: blue.

TORTIE-LYNX POINT: points beige-brown with dark brown tabby markings and patches of red. Body color creamy white or pale fawn. Mask must be clearly lined with dark stripes vertical on forehead with classic “M” on forehead, horizontal on cheeks and dark spots on whisker pads clearly outlined in dark color edges. Inner ear light with thumbprint on outer ear. Markings dense, clearly defined and broad. Legs evenly barred with bracelets. Tail barred. Nose leather and paw pads: seal brown and/or flesh or coral pink. Eye color: blue.

CHOCOLATE-TORTIE POINT: body ivory, may be mottled in older cats. Points: warm milk-chocolate uniformly mottled with red and/or cream; a blaze is desirable. Nose leather and paw pads: cinnamon; flesh or coral pink mottling desirable. Eye color: blue.

CHOCOLATE-TORTIE LYNX POINT: body ivory. Body shading may take form of ghost striping and/or cream mottling. Points: warm milk-chocolate bars, distinct and separated by lighter background color; ears warm milk-chocolate with paler thumbprint in center. Uniform mottling of red and/or cream overlays the markings of the points. Nose leather: cinnamon permitted, pink edged in cinnamon preferred, flesh or coral pink mottling may be present. Paw pads: cinnamon, or cinnamon mottled with flesh or coral pink. Eye color: blue. NOTE: these cats resemble lynx points more than tortie points.

CINNAMON-TORTIE POINT: body ivory, may be mottled in older cats. Points: warm cinnamon uniformly mottled with red and/or cream; a blaze is desirable. Nose leather and paw pads: cinnamon; flesh or coral pink mottling desirable. Eye color: blue.

CINNAMON-LYNX POINT: body ivory. Body shading may take the form of ghost striping. Points warm cinnamon striping, distinct and separated by lighter background color; ears warm cinnamon with paler thumbprint in center. Nose leather: cinnamon permitted; pink edged in cinnamon preferred. Paw pads: cinnamon. Eye color: blue.

CINNAMON-TORTIE LYNX POINT: body ivory. Body shading may take the form of ghost striping and/or cream mottling. Points warm cinnamon striping, distinct and separated by lighter background color; ears warm cinnamon with paler thumbprint in center. Uniform mottling of red and/or cream overlays the markings of the points. Nose leather: cinnamon permitted; pink edged in cinnamon preferred, flesh or coral pink mottling may be present. Paw pads: cinnamon, or cinnamon mottled with flesh or coral pink. Eye color: blue.

FAWN-CREAM POINT: body ivory, may be mottled in older cats. Points: fawn uniformly mottled with cream; a blaze is desirable. Nose leather and paw pads: fawn; flesh or pink mottling desirable. Eye color: blue.

FAWN-LYNX POINT: body ivory. Body shading may take the form of ghost striping. Points warm fawn striping, distinct and separated by lighter background color; ears warm fawn with paler thumbprint in center. Nose leather: fawn permitted; pink edged in fawn preferred. Paw pads: fawn. Eye color: blue.

FAWN-CREAM LYNX POINT: body ivory. Body shading may take the form of ghost striping and/or cream mottling. Points: fawn striping, distinct and separated by lighter background color; ears fawn with paler thumbprint in center. Uniform mottling of cream overlays the markings of the points. Nose leather: fawn permitted, pink edged in fawn preferred, flesh or coral pink mottling may be present. Paw pads: fawn or fawn mottled with flesh or pink. Eye color: blue.

OSFC (Other Scottish Fold Colors): any other color or pattern. Eye color: appropriate to the dominant color of the cat. Odd-eyed and blue-eyed allowed in all bi-color and van patterns. Odd-eyed will have one blue and one gold eye of equal color depth

The following information is for reference purposes only and not an official part of the CFA Show Standard.

Scottish Fold Color Class Numbers

LONGHAIR DIVISION
Solid Colors
(White, Black, Blue, Red, Cream, Chocolate, Lilac, Cinnamon, Fawn)
84008401
Tabby
[All colors and combinations of colors with the addition of a Tabby Pattern (classic, mackerel, spotted, ticked and patched)]
84368437
Tabby & White
[All Tabby Colors and Combinations of Colors in any Tabby Pattern (classic, mackerel, spotted, ticked and patched)] with the addition of white)]
84928493
Parti-Color & Bi-Color
(Tortoiseshell, Tortoiseshell & White, Chocolate Tortoiseshell, Chocolate Tortoiseshell & White, Cinnamon Tortoiseshell, Cinnamon Tortoise shell & White, Calico, Dilute Calico, Blue-Cream, Blue-Cream & White, Lilac-Cream, Lilac-Cream & White, Fawn-Cream, Fawn-Cream & White, Pointed & White, and all established solid colors with the addition of white)
84468447
Pointed
(All colors and patterns combined with the Pointed Pattern, excluding Pointed & White)
84788479
Other Scottish Fold Colors
(Any Other Color or Combination of Colors and Patterns)
84288429
Straight Ear84688469
AOVNoneNone
SHORTHAIR DIVISION
Solid Colors
(White, Black, Blue, Red, Cream, Chocolate, Lilac, Cinnamon, Fawn)
88008801
Tabby
[All colors and combinations of colors with the addition of a Tabby Pattern (classic, mackerel, spotted, ticked and patched)]
88368837
Tabby & White
[All Tabby Colors and Combinations of Colors in any Tabby Pattern (classic, mackerel, spotted, ticked and patched)] with the addition of white)]
88928893
Parti-Color & Bi-Color
(Tortoiseshell, Tortoiseshell & White, Chocolate Tortoiseshell, Chocolate Tortoiseshell & White, Cinnamon Tortoiseshell, Cinnamon Tortoise shell & White, Calico, Dilute Calico, Blue-Cream, Blue-Cream & White, Lilac-Cream, Lilac-Cream & White, Fawn-Cream, Fawn-Cream & White, Pointed & White, and all established solid colors with the addition of white)
88468847
Pointed
(All colors and patterns combined with the Pointed Pattern, excluding Pointed & White)
88788879
Other Scottish Fold Colors
(Any Other Color or Combination of Colors and Patterns)
88288829
Straight Ear88688869
AOVNoneNone

Scottish Fold allowable outcross breeds: British Shorthair, American Shorthair.
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