three toed male maybe

lutinorob

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I have a question recieved a new male box turtle (three-toed) almost 7 inch long head looks three-toed it has three toes but it is large. I posted 6 picture 2 by it self,2 with eastern male that are a little over six inches, an one with a male three-toed that is about five inches and one with one foot. So the question is do you think he is gulf coast are just a large three-toed?
 

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The shape of his shell certainly looks like it has gulf coast characteristics. And he is too large to be pure three toed I would think. I have a female three toed/gulf coast integrade. She is only 3 years old as of this month and is just over 6 inches and is 672 grams already. She has 4 toes on her hind feet as well. Both her parents had three toes on the back feet. But yours has the classic gulf coast shell shape.
 

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Lisa nailed it. That turtle is by no means pure 3toed. It's a mix, if not mostly, gulf coast box turtle. If I knew the area it originated we could narrow it down.
 

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The person I got him from did not have his history he took him in on trade. The head looks like three-toed and has three toes on his rear feet but I think gulf coast or maybe intergrade. Is it common for gulf coast to have three toes?
 

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Wow, he is pretty! And not a three toed... I don't own any box turtles, but he sure doesn't look like it!
 

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He is definitely a good genetic mix. I highly suspect from the Louisiana or Mississippi south where the subspecies overlap. The reason I don't suspect Alabama or Florida area of intergrades is because of the amount of red in his head coloration. The further east you go the more yellow/oranges you see in intergrades head patterns vs the reddish colored heads in some intergrades from LA or MS
 

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Im thinking gulf coast intergrade with three toed. I think if was eastern mix the head should be wider. I dont know.
 

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