A Thread For Your Pictures of Split or Extra scutes

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Here's an updated picture of Leonard. He/she's about 8 or 9 months old - maybe a little older (I'd have to check my records):

Aberrant scutes 1 11 19 d

I took in a couple clutches of CDT from a SoCal club a couple weeks ago, to find homes for them, and this one is in that group:

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And a clutch of leopard eggs hatched in the ground here a few weeks ago and I decided to keep this one:

Aberrant scutes 1 11 19 c

I call this one Zipper.
 

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Here’s Valentina and Darwin...my 5 year old does all the naming. Valentina just has the one split scute in the front. I had never heard of it before I received her, or, more appropriately ‘it’ at this age (blind box from a breeder in Florida).

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I missed a nesting and this clutch hatched in the ground. I found the babies (most dead) last December, still cold and winter weather. This was one of the survivors. I'm keeping him (Zipper):

Zipper 5 13 19 a

And this is Alex, a little Sulcata hatched by Forum member @Tortlex in January. I expressed an interest, and took possession in April. A nice addition to my little herd of aberrant scute babies, doncha think?


Alex 5 13 19
 

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I missed a nesting and this clutch hatched in the ground. I found the babies (most dead) last December, still cold and winter weather. This was one of the survivors. I'm keeping him (Zipper):

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And this is Alex, a little Sulcata hatched by Forum member @Tortlex in January. I expressed an interest, and took possession in April. A nice addition to my little herd of aberrant scute babies, doncha think?


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Those are really cool patterns. Love it!
 

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So where are pictures of older abnormal scute tortoises? Back to @Cowboy_Ken 's orginal question... are there really that few adult examples when we see so many split/abnormal scute babies???

Here's a 6 year old Burmese star I have that is missing a scute. I got "her" sent to me as a female, but though it looked male when I got it. HE proved me right within a few months! Hatched Apr. 5, 2011

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Wow! Beautiful [emoji173]️
 

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