Yet another male versus female question

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So the tortoise in the picture is roughly 3 1/2 years old. I’m pretty sure it’s a male but he’s 12 1/2 inches long and pretty hefty but haven’t weighed him lately. I’m surprised about how big he is relative the other pictures I’ve seen and started wondering if I was sexing incorrectly. I am 99% sure it’s male but he has never flashed with his soaks. I know he’s a little young but he’s huge so just wanted to ask an opinion. If anybody has seen my other posts about him this is Mr. Snarky my rescue leopard.
 

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Can't help, but s/he's gorgeous! And looks decidedly unimpressed with you in the photo on his/her back.
 

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Yeah Mr. snarky was on his back for less than 5 seconds and was extremely angry.
 

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I agree with Mark. The tail seems small for it to be a Male.
However, you call it a rescue. How bad was it before you rescued it?
I rescued a leopard years ago in 2012 or 2013. It looked female for a very long time. Everyone here that posted on my thread about it's sex all said female for sure. Well she turned out to be a he.
He was very under sized for his age and couldn't walk, only scoot when I got him. After proper care, rehabbing and some time, about another 2 years or so, he finally started to catch up, and started to look Male.
So if s/he had a ruff start, s/he could just be starting to catch up.
 

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Mr. snarky’s 3 1/2 and is already almost 13 inches. Been progressing very well. Little bit of pyramiding but that had started as a baby tortoise that was not being taken care of properly.
 

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I vote female and would pull out pink balloons LOL

My male at that size already had a very long tail, obviously concave plastron and I've seen his penis more times that I can count.

Your tortoise's tail still looks stubby and according to those photos, a flat plastron.
 

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Has a little denting in the plastron. Started a few months ago. It was the reason that I figured it had to be a Mr.
 

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