JUST WHEN I THOT IT WAS OVER???

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Redfoot NERD

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Eggs from 6 months ago don't usually hatch -

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11/09/10 is the date this egg was laid. BR stands for which female laid this egg. BR means it was laid by my "Brazilian" redfoot - aka Cherryhead.

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The pics above were taken at 11:02a today.

Once an egg "pips" I place it into a small plastic "take-along" cup and put it right back into the incubator it had been in.. to allow it to finish hatching and absorbing it's yolk-sac.

The egg seemed very dry so I opened it up just enough to see that the yolk was too dry.. [ that was done right after the pics above ] so I saturated the blue paper towel and then folded up another one for on top and drenched it. There was water standing in the bottom of the cup.

I had a few things going on outside but for some reason I thot I would check just to see if the egg had "pipped" anymore - sometimes they may lay low for 2 days before they continue to "peck-away" at getting free!

A little over 2 HOURS later ( 1:23p ) I opened the incubator.. took the paper towel off and saw this!!!

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I have never had one hatch that quick! He must have figured that 6 months in the egg was long enough.

Now.... what am I going to do with a dadburn BLACK Cherryhead redfoot hatchling????? I've been trying to hatch a red/orange, etc. Cherryhead.. not a Black-Cherry redfoot?

I GIVE UP.....
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Congrats brother, the little guy will fit just fine. Six months, WOW!

I am sitting on about six from several different clutches that look fertile and are late also.....Well worth the wait....Mother nature is special....
 

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congrats, guess the little one was in no rush to come into the world..
 

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I wouldn't complain about that little guy. By the time it is 8 or 9 inches it should be just about solid black. That will be really neat.
 

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Congrats Terry....Now if I was looking for another one, I'd be knocking at your door for that baby.
 

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He is unique. And absolutely a tuffy. And how many "Black-cherries" are amongst us?

Yeah ----- I may have to keep this one!

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From the pics, it looked like he just blew out of there.
 

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The bottom of your posting made me laugh!!! I was thinking the same thing as I was scrolling down at the pictures...it's been more than enough time "let me outta here."
 

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More pics ;) What a wonderful surprise you had there Terry---its a very beautiful tortoise, definitely a unique cherry! Looks much blacker than the previous dark kids--
 

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are the blacker ones a color variant? do they come from normal adults? do they retain the coloring into adulthood?
 

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Awesome black cherryhead you got there. Don't see many of those around. :cool:

What are the parents like? I'm thinking the dark colored cherryhead may carry the parents' genes.
 

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Megs I'll get more pics as soon as he absorbs the huge yolk-sac! Very little yellow is the only color!

Probly the sire -

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Actual pic of her digging nest for clutch of eggs he hatched from -

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How about the actual egg he hatched from -

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O.K. which one is it? :p

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Redfoot NERD said:
Megs I'll get more pics as soon as he absorbs the huge yolk-sac! Very little yellow is the only color!

Probly the sire -

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Actual pic of her digging nest for clutch of eggs he hatched from -

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How about the actual egg he hatched from -

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O.K. which one is it? :p

Terry

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

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It is the top middle egg that he hatched from!! What do I win?? Lol. Maybe the chance to give the little guy a new home?? It would be a great pleasure!! He's beautiful!! Good work!!
 
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