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Is this male or female?

Discussion in 'Tortoise Breeding' started by Vanessa Black, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Vanessa Black

    Vanessa Black Member

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    Just curious. He/she six years old and about 8 1/2 inches long IMG_1528769851.548487.jpg
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    Let me be the first to say... female!
    Others will chime in and give their opinion.
    We like this game!
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    What species are we looking at?
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    Russian tortoise
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    Okay. Then another vote for female
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    I'm still learning, but leaning towards female.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    Male russian tortoises have obnoxiously big tails, so another vote for female. Also, if you measured this tortoise in a STRAIGHT line, and NOT over the curve of the carapace, males don't get that big.
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    I measured her in a straight line yeah. From back foot to head.
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