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Dark Adonis

Discussion in 'Tortoise Breeding' started by Anyfoot, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. Anyfoot

    Anyfoot Well-Known Member

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    The last egg and only fertile egg from a clutch of 7.
    182 days of incubation.

    Looks like another dark one.

    This female laid 3 clutches of 6 , 7 and 7. Only 1 egg was fertile from each clutch. Does this mean she is a young female?
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    My female leopard of a young age of 5 years laid 4 clutches last year of 6-9 eggs. Out of all of them, I got one live hatch and one that died before it ever hatched. All the other eggs were either duds or went bad. I'm figuring either too young of a female and/or male which is of same age as female.
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    Anyfoot Well-Known Member

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    I read that as they age fertility % increases, but I also read somewhere that as they reach a grand old age the fertility decreases again.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    Aw. Lucky you.
  5. Anyfoot

    Anyfoot Well-Known Member

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    I'll just sit here for a while. Bone idle.
    Ive seen him rotate in the eggshell so he's free but chooses to stay put. I wonder if when they naturally hatch they just sit in the egg until the yolk is absorbed then ascend to the surface.
    Thinking about it they must do or they could puncture the eggsack.
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    Beautiful hatchling!
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    He is beautiful, I love the really dark colouring, hope he stays that way.
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    allegraf Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I'm a sucker for the off colored ones. This one fits the bill. There seems to be an almost total lack of of pigment with that one. It isn't like the weak colored ones (which deserve love too!) but truly a unique baby. Kudos. I would totally raise and breed this one.

    Had to edit, cause I read your post, instead of just looking at the pictures. First time breeders, in my experience throw very unusual babies. rambutans first clutch threw all yellow babies. Wish I kept those! Fertility rate was low as well. 20-30% hatch rate, plus there were some squashed by mom eggs. By the second year, viability increased significantly and their colors started to lean towards orange, less cracked eggs. By year three, she was on a roll.
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    Well s/he's out. Weighing in at 20g. Extremely dark. Almost no color at all.
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    Beautiful baby, more photos!
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    i just saw this thread but very beautiful tort i love dark red's there's one someone here own's thats pretty much pitch black
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    My boyfriend says you should name him Toothless.

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    Looks So Sweet !!!!
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    Ha, I shall put your suggestion forward. Kids pick names. Think this one is Darth up to now.
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    George looks on whilst princess is preparing her nest. This is the mother that produced this dark Adonis.
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    Is it me or does this one look extremely fat.
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    BTW this torts name so I'm told is Sirius.
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    allegraf Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I love the name! That is amazing how little color he has. He does seems bit swollen. I haven't had this issue before. @cdmay? Sirius looks like he put on an outfit that is several sizes too small! Adorable.
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    You can see on the leg scales there is 2 different blacks. I'm wondering if the lighter black scales are what would normally be reds,yellows and oranges.
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    Very Nice ! .......Love the color~
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