If you don’t know about one of the cutest hybrid breeds of cat that exists, it’s about time you learned. Scottish Fold Munchkin cats are a cross between a Scottish Fold cat and a Munchkin cat. It should have been obvious all along to pursue a Scottish Fold Munchkin breed like this—folded-ear cats and short-legged cats are some of the most adorable guys around and the combination of the two is sure to melt even the hardest, most cynical of hearts in the world.
In fact, they are so unique, that the Scottish Fold Munchkin has been given their own new name: the Scottish Kilt. The International Cat Association or TICA (did you know there was such a thing?) is offering experimental registration papers for the new breed. Soon, they’ll officially be their own breed. They can call these guys Scottish Kilts all they want, but doesn’t Scottish Fold Munchkin sound so much cuter?
In case you didn’t know what the two breeds that comprise a Scottish Fold Munchkin look like separately, prepare to have your heartstrings pulled at. According to TICA, Scottish Fold cats are not only super cute, but they’re also “intelligent, inquisitive, and loyal to their family.”
Munchkins, on the other hand, are known for their short legs, which particularly suits them for speed and agility (even though you wouldn’t think it). While Scottish Folds are a relatively new breed, discovered in the 20th century, Munchkins have been around for as long as there have been writings about cats. They’re very outgoing cats with lots of energy. Check out these cute guys below:
And if the cuteness of folded ears and short legs weren’t enough for you on their own, the Scottish Fold Munchkin, or Scottish Kilt, will certainly do the job. Check out these 15 pics of Scottish Fold Munchkin cats and kittens—we dare you not to go “awwwwwww!”