I don't personally know of any breeder that uses American Shorthair in their breeding program. I use a British Shorthair male to breed to all my Scottish Fold females. So you can see why the conformation is so similar. The BSH has a bit thicker coat. Our average weight of adults is 6-9 lbs. Of course BSH litters are BSH to BSH.
I have 3 waiting lists - SF fold, SF straight ear and BSH. The demand is high for all these kittens but the fold has the longest waiting list. In an average litter of 4, there may be only 1 or 2 that actually fold. This is why I encourage people to get on more than one list. It increases your chances of getting a kitten. And the personalities of all these kittens are the same - sweet, people oriented, curious and playful. These are not what I would call "lap" kittens (sit on your lap for hours) but they do like petting, to be near you (sleep on your bed), to follow you and most important to interact with and play with you.
The average wait for a kitten from my cattery is 3 months to a year. The reason for this is that this is a small cattery and I have built a clientele based on reputation. I answer emails promptly. I send photos/videos of the kittens weekly to the new owners. I educate the owners on care and nutrition. It's a working relationship. Please take a few moments to review my most prized webpage - Testimonials. My beautiful kittens are heavily socialized and our customer's happiness reflects this. If you want to know the terms of my spay/neuter contract - go to the Policy/Contract tab and click on the Contract. Prices subject to change.
In my opinion, if you are looking for a instant gratification kitten, this is not the cattery for you. It takes patience! Also, if color or sex is more important than health or personality - this is also not what this cattery can promise, although I do try to accommodate. If you want a pet that you can love and that will love you back - that's the whole reason for owning a pet! And that's what I concentrate on here - teaching our kittens from a very young age to be handled and loved. I also breed for health and beauty.
Celtic Folds Cattery is not the cattery for everyone. But if you choose us, we feel you will be very happy with that choice! When you email, please include the following information: Your full name, city/state, cellphone number, number of animals you have and if you or your spouse/partner is gainfully employed (I care about where my kittens go and that they will be properly cared for). I also need to know whether you want a SF fold, a SF straight, a BSH or want to be on all 3 lists; are you interested in a shorthair, a longhair or would take either. Even though we have the vet check gender, I do not guarantee the sex - all are fixed way before they show sexual traits and I see NO difference in personality due to gender. Your place on the list is based on the date you first contact me by email. I'll be glad to answer any questions you may have.