Tiger neck/Leopard tort hybrid update

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I had a private message recently asking for an update on one of my torts previously posted... I have rehomed the tortoise with one of my closest friends.! The reason being very simple, my goal is to breed redfoots, it's been determined he is a leopard tortoise hybrid

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He is clearly developing more leopard tort characteristics and it has been confirmed by the breeder that the parents of this baby were housed wth a mature leopard tort pair, and no other tortoises period. He also notes that the mother was observed being mounted by the male leopard. Coloring, scales, leg and prefrontal all are confirming that it was in fact successful. Here are some pics my friend took today. The tort is now just over one year old . I will find the original thread later or post old pics of this guy when he was a hatchling.
 

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I would probably not notice unless you said something. You can see the spots in the center of the acutes and it has a higher domed shell. Very cute.


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Leopards and RF can breed?... O.O

Theyre so different i wouldnt think so, then again IDK much, lol
 

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I tend to be skeptical about interbred tortoises. For one thing, tortoises can store and mix sperm for several years, so each egg in a clutch can have the DNA of a different male. For another, the courtship patterns of the two species are pretty different, so I sort of doubt a female red-footed would be sexually receptive after being rammed. Then, of course, there is the basic DNA compatibility in the first place- these guys should not be very compatible. (If they did cross, the offspring are almost certainly sterile.)

In what was was it determined that this is a hybrid? It is certainly an unusual looking red-footed, but was any sort of genetic testing done?
 

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Whats?!! Redfoot and leopard?! Definately an interesting specimen!!! Thank you for posting! :)
 

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I tend to be skeptical about interbred tortoises. For one thing, tortoises can store and mix sperm for several years, so each egg in a clutch can have the DNA of a different male. For another, the courtship patterns of the two species are pretty different, so I sort of doubt a female red-footed would be sexually receptive after being rammed. Then, of course, there is the basic DNA compatibility in the first place- these guys should not be very compatible. (If they did cross, the offspring are almost certainly sterile.)

In what was was it determined that this is a hybrid? It is certainly an unusual looking red-footed, but was any sort of genetic testing done?
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Yagujubei: Please explain your picture.
 

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Yvonne maybe that picture is showing larger hybrids of LeoFoots lol... See what I did there... Or redpard


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Millerlite said:
Shelled warriors I believe, it's a European based tortoise and turtle forums

Thanks. :)


haidao88 said:
Yvonne maybe that picture is showing larger hybrids of LeoFoots lol... See what I did there... Or redpard

I like LeoFoot. :D
 

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really has the same head shape as my leopard :) You can kinda see the traits of both leopard and red foot so i would safely say its a cross, some how, some way, it happened. Cute little thing though :)
 

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FLINTUS said:
Correct about the shelled warriors thing. UK based-a forum which most UK owners are on. This may explain a bit more-turns into a debate after a while but quite interesting to go through if you've got time:
http://www.shelledwarriors.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=67842

I don't spend a lot of time on SW but I did catch this thread a few weeks back. You're right about interesting. The tangent it went off on is a good debate subject and I thought about bringing it up here but I didn't think it would be productive. I think there are parts of this forum that do not handle debates well.

Besides, who would play the part of Ed. :p
 
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