Gender on my Burmese Stars

Lomasoweb

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I am thinking 3 males but would like to hear others opinions, thanks!
 

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KarenSoCal

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I think 3 males. Looks like all 3 tails extend beyond the anal scute tips, and the outward angle of the anal scutes all suggest male.

They also appear to be on the smaller side, judging by the hands holding them. What age are they?

And finally, they are more elongated than roundish...also a male characteristic.
 

Tom

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I am thinking 3 males but would like to hear others opinions, thanks!
Can't tell on the first two because the tail is pointing straight at camera. Third one is a male.

Its common for all "incubated for female" platynota to be male. I got 8 out of 14 males, and Gus got 15 out of 15 males, when all were "incubated for female".

I've got a ton of babies for sale if you want to get more in the hopes of acquiring a female.
 

Lomasoweb

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Can't tell on the first two because the tail is pointing straight at camera. Third one is a male.

Its common for all "incubated for female" platynota to be male. I got 8 out of 14 males, and Gus got 15 out of 15 males, when all were "incubated for female".

I've got a ton of babies for sale if you want to get more in the hopes of acquiring a female.

In the breeders defense he never made any claims of having incubated them for female.

I purchased them as well started yearlings, two years ago.
 

Lomasoweb

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I think 3 males. Looks like all 3 tails extend beyond the anal scute tips, and the outward angle of the anal scutes all suggest male.

They also appear to be on the smaller side, judging by the hands holding them. What age are they?

And finally, they are more elongated than roundish...also a male characteristic.
They are being held by my husband who is 6’2 and has huge hands. I think they are good size wise for three year olds but will post more pics, thanks!
 

Lomasoweb

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Hard to get them to hold still 🙂
 

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Tom

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In the breeders defense he never made any claims of having incubated them for female.

I purchased them as well started yearlings, two years ago.
That is good and speaks to the breeders good character. No one knows the incubation temp or routine that leads to males or females for this species. I think breeders should pass on the incubation temp, whatever it was, and in time we may begin to see some general trends.

Your tortoises look fantastic! It looks like you bought from a source that starts them well, and then you did a great job with them once you got them.
 

Lomasoweb

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That is good and speaks to the breeders good character. No one knows the incubation temp or routine that leads to males or females for this species. I think breeders should pass on the incubation temp, whatever it was, and in time we may begin to see some general trends.

Your tortoises look fantastic! It looks like you bought from a source that starts them well, and then you did a great job with them once you got them.
Thank you! Its nice to hear I am doing okay by them, they have been wonderful tortoises to own.
I will have to try again and attempt to find my bachelor herd some females 🙂
 

Tom

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Thank you! Its nice to hear I am doing okay by them, they have been wonderful tortoises to own.
I will have to try again and attempt to find my bachelor herd some females 🙂
I have 13 adults from 4 unrelated sources. I've got 57 babies so far this year with a few dozen eggs still incubating. I can send you a few if you want.
 

Lomasoweb

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I have 13 adults from 4 unrelated sources. I've got 57 babies so far this year with a few dozen eggs still incubating. I can send you a few if you want.
That is quite the herd!
My plan this spring is to upgrade all my indoor habitats in preparation for fall/winter. Once thats done and I get some more funds together I will definitely be on the lookout for some babies! Thanks!
 
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