Colouring of shell

blancka

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My sweet turtle Boy has always had a colour less shell compared to his brother. Which has a really pretty shell. But lately it is changing and Also the colouration of his face.
Edward the one with a New colour.DSC_0168.JPG and his face DSC_0170.JPG
Then his brother, still working on the shell issue. Not getting worse or better.
Brother Alphonse
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I think we concluded they were too young to gender be concluded but we think both Are Boys

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Yvonne G

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Male box turtles definitely get more colorful with age, especially their skin.
 

Eric Phillips

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One of my young male adult 3 toeds went from just a maroon head to now star burst orange mixing in. Amazing the changes from year to year in their first 10 years.
 

blancka

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Eric just like the guy on your avatar? Cause i think my boy is slowly becoming more orange in his face and on his legs and his shell is getting coloured somewhat :) He might become a pretty boy :D

Still i dont know their ages at all. I should prolly try and figure it.
 

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This is Floyd. He was a drab beige from head to toe at birth, so I thought mom was Frisky, my three-toed, but now that the dark brown coloring is coming out I can tell it was Martha, my Eastern.
What's really cool is that the coloring/patterns are really dark, but they look like they're trapped under ice and slowly rising to the surface.
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Here's a family portrait I took last summer. Sorry, I don't have any baby shots of Floyd on my phone for comparison, and everyone is very dusty in this pic. Martha/mom is a beautiful rich brown/black and Samson above her is a deep gold. You can see how much Floyd's skin coloring had changed in a year!
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Wow, that's quite a size difference! He's a determined lad ... but aren't they all! Samson (my avatar) would rather go after the girls than eat. I have to feed him separately to make sure the food isn't gone by the time he gets around to it -- and so the poor ladies can eat in peace.
 
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