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Poll: Perfect, split/divided, extra scutes?

Discussion in 'General Tortoise Discussion' started by Sesel, Feb 11, 2018.

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

  1. 'Perfect'

  2. Split1

  3. Split2

  4. Split3

  5. Split4

  6. Extra1

  7. Extra2

  8. Extra3

  9. Extra4

  10. Extra5

  11. Splitextra

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  1. Sesel

    Sesel Well-Known Member

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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:

    20180211_095220.jpg

    Split1:

    20180211_180950.jpg

    Split2:

    20180211_152633.jpg

    Split3:

    20180211_152500.jpg

    Split4:

    20180211_095304.jpg

    Extra1:

    20180211_153513.jpg

    Extra2:

    20180211_152842.jpg

    Extra3:

    20180211_153524.jpg

    Extra4:

    20180211_155629.jpg

    Extra5:

    20180211_110248.jpg

    Splitextra:

    20180211_174335.jpg
  2. shellfreak

    shellfreak Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    What about zigzag? IMG_4582.jpg
  3. Karen S

    Karen S New Member

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    I like the “perfect” scutes myself
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    Sesel Well-Known Member

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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.
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    Any!
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  7. Yvonne G

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

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

    Sesel Well-Known Member

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    Please post pics. of any unique ones when you can :tort:
  9. Yvonne G

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

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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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  10. Yvonne G

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

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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:

    aberrant scutes c.jpg
    And here they are today, a year later:
    aberrant scutes h.jpg

    This is the YF from the above post when he was a year old. Wish he could have kept that nice yellow color:


    aberrant scutes d.jpg
    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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  11. Jacqui

    Jacqui Wanna be raiser of Lemon Drop tortoises Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    Love this one! I like all scute abnormals better than "perfect"
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