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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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  8. Vanessa Black

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    I measured her in a straight line yeah. From back foot to head.
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    Female for sure. If male, noticeable take would be protruding.
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    Millerlite Well-Known Member 10 Year Member!

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    100 percent female. When you have a male russian you know. their tails are huge!

    Kyle
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    JoesMum Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    You only measure the carapace. Here is how to do it (do it first thing in the morning when your tort hasn't warmed up properly!l
    http://www.tlady.clara.net/measure.htm
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    katieandiggy Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to butt in but can The Jackson ratio be used on Russians or is it just Herman’s
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    JoesMum Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    No. The Jackson ratio applies to Greeks and Hermann’s only.
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    Thanks Linda
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