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Home of the Cutest Scottish Folds and British Shorthair Kittens
 

We are a boutique cattery that specializes in Scottish Folds and British Shorthair Kittens in New York City

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Everyone loves our Scottish Folds!

 

Check out the short clip of our interview with Inside Edition. 

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Our Story

My name is Jenny, and I am a nurse and a long-time cat lover. Working on the front lines of the pandemic made me realize the value of having a nonjudgmental companion after my hardest days. I searched for a breed of cats that were easygoing and cute, which led me to discover the Scottish Fold breed. I adopted two kittens, and they turned out to be the most docile and well-tempered cats we had ever met.

Initially, we did not plan to operate as professional breeders. However, after falling in love with the breed and finding that everyone who met our cats did too, we decided to do our part in preserving the Scottish Fold breed. I researched and read every single piece of literature that I could find about the breed. Pretty quickly, we decided that we wanted to dedicate the rest of our lives to these fluffy monsters. Queens Scottish Fold was born out of our love for this special breed. We started breeding professionally in 2020, and the rest is history. We have placed a handful of kittens with extraordinary families, and we love the connections that we have built within our little kitten community.

In 2022, we decided to expand into breeding British Shorthairs as well. We are expecting kittens from our pilot golden British Shorthair program in 2023.

Due to my medical background, I treat breeding as both a science and an art. My top priorities are to breed healthy, well-adjusted, and sweet-tempered kittens above all else.

Queens Scottish Fold is a boutique Scottish Fold and British Shorthair breeder located in New York City. With only a few breeding cats, we can produce a limited number of high-quality, well-socialized kittens each year to join your family. Deciding to adopt a kitten is an exciting time for us at Queens Scottish Fold, and we are thrilled to be on this journey with you!

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Health

Osteochondrodysplasia is a rare genetic disease that affects Scottish Folds. When two folded-ear Scottish Folds are bred together, many of their offspring can develop a severe, crippling lameness early in life. Cats affected by this disease can have shortened, malformed legs and tails, as well as abnormalities affecting their growth plates and spine. As responsible breeders, we are committed to the health and well-being of our animals, which is why we only breed folded-ear Scottish Folds to straight-ear cats.

At Queens Scottish Fold, we take our ethical responsibilities very seriously. As a registered cattery with both ACA and TICA (The International Cat Association), we voluntarily abide by their code of ethics. Our breeding cats are genetically tested for 50 of the most lethal breed-specific diseases, including Osteochondrodysplasia (OCD) and more importantly Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) via echocardiogram. This ensures that we are producing healthy kittens and not perpetuating any genetic disorders. Some of the other genetic tests we perform include:

  • Acute Intermittent Porphyria (Variants 1-5)

  • Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome

  • ​Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

  • Congenital Erythropoietic Porphyria

  • Cystinuria Type 1A

  • Cystinuria Type B (Variant 1-3)

  • Dihydropyrimidinase Deficiency

  • Factor XII Deficiency (Variant 1-2)

  • GM1 Gangliosidosis

  • GM2 Gangliosidosis

  • Glutaric Aciduria Type II

  • Hemophilia B (Variant 1&2)

  • Hyperoxaluria Type II

  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy*

  • Earfold and Osteochondrodysplasic (Scottish Folds should only have ONE copy of this gene)

  • Lipoprotein Lipase Deficiency

  • MDR1 Medication Sensitivity

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis (multiple variants)

  • Myotonia Congenita

  • Polycystic Kidney Disease

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy

  • Pyruvate Kinase Defeincy

  • Sphingomyelinases (Variants 1&2) 

  • Vitamin D-Dependent Rickets 

​We never breed folded-ear Scottish Folds with other folded-ear cats, and we genetically test all of our breeding cats for the fold gene. We are dedicated to the health and well-being of all our cats and are committed to providing them with the best possible care.

*Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a fatal heart condition prevalent in purebred cats, notably Scottish Folds and British Shorthairs. Due to the complexity of the condition, relying on a single genetic test for carrier detection is inadequate, given the multitude of genes associated with HCM. Echocardiograms serve as the gold standard for identifying and managing HCM. While costly, these screenings are indispensable for reducing the risk of transmitting HCM to offspring. It's crucial to stress that genetic panels alone are insufficient for HCM screening. Therefore, as a proactive measure, cats in our cattery undergo yearly echocardiogram screenings for HCM.

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Socialization

We are proud to offer a unique and personalized experience for our kittens and cats. At our cattery, we believe in providing a nurturing environment that allows our furry friends to roam freely and explore their surroundings. Unlike traditional breeders who keep their cats in cages or kennels, our kittens are raised underfoot in our home. With access to both floors and the basement, as well as their own dedicated cat bedroom, they have ample space to play, rest and explore.

Living in Queens, NY, we are fortunate to have plenty of room to dedicate to our cats. Our whole family is involved in socializing the kittens, which means they become accustomed to different people and lots of activity in the home. From an early age, we even train them to tolerate baths and nail trimming, resulting in well-adjusted, cuddly and social kitties that will quickly make themselves at home with you.

We are dedicated to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our kittens. That's why our kittens come with age-appropriate vaccinations, dewormed, vet check, health certificate, health guarantee against genetic defects, and lifetime breeder support. We believe in feeding only raw feed and freeze-dried raw food to ensure a balanced diet. We have also invested in multiple filtered water fountains, scratch posts, Himalayan salt lamps (to improve air quality), air filters, Roomba vacuums and Robolitter Boxes to create a healthy and clean environment for your kitten to thrive in.

At our cattery, we don't just see our kittens as products. When you buy a kitten from us, you become part of our family. We believe that our families form lifelong bonds and friendships, and we are committed to staying in touch with you and providing support throughout your kitten's life. We love nothing more than watching our furry offspring grow up, and we are always here to offer advice and guidance whenever you need it.

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What People Had To Say About Us

Tina G. 

We just got our kitten home! We are soooo happy. She is the sweetest, most loving and beautiful little kitten. She adjusted as soon as she arrived! She was curious, playful and followed her routine. She slept on my chest the first night. And is already a part of our family. She won our hearts!
It’s says a lot about the breeders, David and Jenny! They are incredible! From our first FaceTime interview with David he was so kind and answered all our questions. Every time I texted him he responded immediately. My experience has been breeders are not available and you know very little about the kittens first 3 months. David shared everything even their first vet appointment on video or pictures. They are 100% hands on. When you adopt a kitten from Queens Scottish Fold you become part of their family. Hoping in the future to get another adorable baby kitten from them. Love Tina and Chris❤️❤️❤️

Vanessa M, NY

If I could give 10 stars, I would. I spent TIME researching everything I could about their organization and ultimately waiting for the right moment to get my little guy, Nimbus (formerly Hershey). This adoption process could not have been more seamless and stress-free. Online, I had read the positive reviews and honestly did my best to stay optimistic every step of the way. Let me tell you, David was informative, always willing address any questions or concerns, and most of all friendly. As a business, they met every expectation along the way while providing excellent customer service.

Since bringing my little guy home, I have received positive feedback on his easy going temperament and most all of - his level of socialization. Even the vet complimented his easy going nature! He is playful and curious, not destructive of furniture or plants, and most importantly - healthy in every way possible. You can tell that he was raised with genuine love and care. Thanks to David’s assistance, I found the perfect little guy for me. If you are exploring options to get a new kitty, I could not recommend Queen’s Scottish Fold more.

Afsha C. MA

We had such an amazing experience getting our babies from Queens Scottish Fold. David was our primary contact and made the process seamless for us. We got on the waitlist and waited a few months because we were particular about color and wanted a pair from the same litter. Once we got placed, David was sure to send us regular updates on the girls and even FaceTimed us so we could meet them. He answered every question we threw at him and made us feel prepared to be first-time pet parents. Even after picking them up, David checked in (and still checks in) on them.

The girls are so affectionate, playful, and docile, everyone who meets them falls in love with them and we are so thankful to David and Jenny for bringing them into our lives. They came litter-trained, haven't scratched us or anyone who has come to visit them, and acclimated to our home within a day. We have recommended Queens Scottish Fold to all of our friends and agree that if we were to ever get more cats, it would only be from this cattery!

Our Cerificates

We are proud to be ACA, Cat KingPin, and TICA breeders

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