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Old 31-08-2015, 04:57 PM   #1
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Default Hermanns males or females please?

This one is 94g, 4y old soon


This one is the same age, 98g


This one is nearly 2y old, 74g


This one has just turned 2, 122g


This one is just 2 too, 135g
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Old 31-08-2015, 06:08 PM   #2
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I'd hazard a guess at all females, but I'm not sure about the first one. At first glance I thought male but I have a female with a similar longish tail.
Have you bred/bought them all as THB as the third one looks THHerc to me?
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Old 31-08-2015, 06:13 PM   #3
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I recon all female but they are still a bit young and you might find numbers 1+2 might change sex.
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Old 31-08-2015, 06:46 PM   #4
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My guess would be just third one male, others female although slight doubt about first!
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Old 31-08-2015, 07:05 PM   #5
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Please don't tell me that, Gordon 😭. Number 1 and 2 are my THH, 3, 4 and 5 are THB. Emma, I am not too sure. I thought the 3rd one was a THB (I have a THHerc and her "keyhole" is more defined). It is true that this little one doesn't seem to have the inguinals, i had never noticed ^^'
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Old 31-08-2015, 07:12 PM   #6
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Here are the others's backs
That is number 1



Number 2


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Old 31-08-2015, 07:32 PM   #7
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Not saying they are male just not sure.
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Old 31-08-2015, 08:10 PM   #8
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I think they have stunning shells and good growth. My female herc doesn't have a particularly well-defined keyhole either, whereas my male does.
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Old 31-08-2015, 08:27 PM   #9
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Gordon, I hope they are females too. Otherwise, when they are older, I will have to sell them. I have an older male THH already and I haven't got the space for 3 enclosures, one for each male :/ Emma, thank you for the compliment, very kind of you. I was lucky to pick up the last one before she pyramided too much (she was 10 months old and 80-90g, I can't remember). All of my Hermanns (even the 10y old) do not hibernate but do spend all "summer" outside. And that little Boettgeri (or Herc?), the 3rd one, I had her since she was 1 week old. Particularly proud of myself on this one. Although I was criticised on french forums because my tortoises had "too many lines, showing that they don't hibernate which is not good for them and will make them die early". --'

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I overwinter too. I have bunk style tables indoors for my males. It's one way of ensuring they have their own table but only taking up the same floor space as one table.
It's more difficult outside, I appreciate that, but my males all have their own outdoor enclosures too. I hope your torts all prove to be female as it is certain so much easier to house them inside and out.
You've done a great job with them all!
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