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Need help confirming cherry head

Discussion in 'Redfoot and yellowfoot tortoises' started by moto456r, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. moto456r

    moto456r New Member

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    Hello Guys, I am new to the forum and seeing if yall can help me confirm that these are true cherry heads. I know the plastrons should be darker I just want to make sure these are dark enough. I have had them for about 5 months. Thanks for all the help.

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    Yes they are. Nice tortoise’s.
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    Robber Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Their appearance suggests to me that they are more likely intergrades than "pure" Cherryheads - while they have very red heads/forelimbs(although babies with reddish heads can turn quite yellow as they mature), the carapaces moreso resemble the typical Northern redfoot(less contrast, more yellowish/tan coloration) and as you mentioned the plastrons do as well. It is hard to know for sure without knowing their origin. Just my opinion... They are beautiful in either case.
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    I see where Robber is coming from. The only thing that looks Brazilian(cherryhead) to me is the red scales. Carapace,plastron and head morph look northern to me.
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    Thanks, guy I guess we will see as they grow up.
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