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Male or female

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by Cheryl Hills, Feb 12, 2019.

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  1. Cheryl Hills

    Cheryl Hills Well-Known Member

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    I have two Salcatas I am trying to sex
    First one in mini, she is 9 lb and 12 inches caprice


    Second one is Spur, he is 10 lb and 121/2 inches

    Any ideas or guesses?

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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Looks like they're both still holding onto their female/youngster characteristics, however if you hold a lit match to my feet I'd say the first one is female and the second one is male. But #1 might change as it gets bigger. For sure #2 is male.
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    Markw84 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Too small to even guess yet. The only thing I see worth a wild guess is that gular is looking like it is starting to enlarge in the last picture. Everything else is still looking very neutral.
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    Yeah... #2’s gular looks male....very pointy and protruding. But.....who knows!
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    I am with Yvonne.
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