Is my Horsefield a male or female?

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Hi just wondered whether my Horsefield is a male or female. They are 6.2 inches and 7 years old. Thanks
 

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wellington

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I'm really curious how you can tell from the plastron the sex of a tortoise. It's fascinating me question 🤔
Plastron shot of the tail, not a plastron shot that doesn't include the tail.
Most species the plastron is concaved. The Russian does not concave.
Also the scute that surrounds the tail is another sign. Whether it's V shaped or half circle kinda shape.
 

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Plastron shot of the tail, not a plastron shot that doesn't include the tail.
Most species the plastron is concaved. The Russian does not concave.
Also the scute that surrounds the tail is another sign. Whether it's V shaped or half circle kinda shape.
You really need to write a book! Thank you for explaining that
 

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