Poll: Perfect, split/divided, extra scutes?

Which do you prefer? ('Perfect' scutes, split/divided, extra(s))

  • 'Perfect'

  • Split1

  • Split2

  • Split3

  • Split4

  • Extra1

  • Extra2

  • Extra3

  • Extra4

  • Extra5

  • Splitextra


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Sesel

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If you had to choose one scute pattern, which would it be?

These are all from Aldabra tortoises but i assume all types of tortoises may have it.

If your choice is not shown here, please feel free to post it :)

'Perfect' scutes:

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Split1:

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Split2:

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Split3:

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Split4:

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Extra1:

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Extra2:

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Extra3:

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Extra4:

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Extra5:

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Splitextra:

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Big Charlie

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I like that zigzag! I really have no preference. Charlie is perfect but I would have still have gotten him if he had split or extra scutes. If you lost your tortoise, having one with a unique pattern might help you prove it was yours.
 

Yvonne G

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I have several different species with aberrant scutes (leopard, manouria, YF and desert)
 

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Here's my YF when he hatched:

YF baby 10-14-15 b.jpg

and here he is this a.m., three years later:

YF baby 2-13-18 c.jpg

They sure don't grow very fast.

When I go out this a.m. to open all the sheds I'll take pictures of some of the rest of my aberant scute guys.
 

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This is a rescue from SoCal with a very deformed shell. Picture was taken a couple years ago:
aberrant scutes a.jpg
And here she is this a.m. The new growth is coming in nicely, and I think she's going to look pretty good as an adult tortoise with only a few strange bumps along her top line:
aberrant scutes bb.jpg

This is a desert tortoise I took in as a rescue last year:

aberrant scutes b.jpg
These are two yearling Manouria emys phayrei last year as hatchlings:

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And here they are today, a year later:
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This is the YF from the above post when he was a year old. Wish he could have kept that nice yellow color:


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This is BenAwes last year, a SA leopard:
aberrant scutes e.jpg

And here he is this a.m. He's 4.5 years old now and deff. male:

aberrant scutes aa.jpg


This is a RF I took in a few months ago. He doesn't have aberrant scutes, but he's so deformed he's very special in my eyes. His tail is so large it's gross! I think, rather than adopt him out, I'm going to keep him. He's got a pretty nice growth line since he's been getting regular meals:

aberrant scutes f.jpg aberrant scutes g.jpg

This little leopard just hatched about a week ago. If it's ok with my tortoise partner, I think I'm going to keep him:
aberrant scutes i.jpg
 

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