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Old 24-01-2016, 10:23 AM   #1
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Hi everyone,

Can anyone tell me what breed Mr Poppy is. I had him sexed male (hence he went from Poppy to Mr Poppy!) and think he is about 7 years old but he actually came via someone who wasn't sure on gender/breed/age so maybe all this is wrong.

Anyway, my mum has Hermanns and looked after him for a while but he did not get on with her Hermann (which is why I thought he was probably a boy, given their vehement dislike for one another!). He doesn't look like a Hermann to me...

Sorry for poor pics, he's not the sunniest of torts at the best of times, and I woke him up to take these pics. Noone looks their best first thing in the morning

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Old 27-01-2016, 11:16 PM   #2
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He is a male Horsfield I think you will find!
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Old 27-01-2016, 11:29 PM   #3
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Yes definately a male Horsfield.
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Old 28-01-2016, 07:44 AM   #4
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I agree.
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Old 28-01-2016, 07:31 PM   #5
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Well he is so cute - I love his grumpy look!
Obviously full of character.
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Old 28-01-2016, 09:25 PM   #6
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An attractive beast and beautifully turned out for his photoshoot.
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Old 28-01-2016, 09:55 PM   #7
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Really appreciate the response and the kind words about Mr Poppy. I shall tell him when he wakes up (if ever... he is one snoozy tort at the moment!).
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Old 31-01-2016, 10:25 AM   #8
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Nice male tortoise. Horsfields should really be a deep olive colour, so looks like Mr poppy may need a good old dose of natural sunlight when he wakes up, or adequate UV lights. They do go a gorgeous rich colour even if they aren't quite there yet. He may even have a smile on his face. Lots of stuff to climb on too! and dig into ! CB
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Old 03-02-2016, 10:17 PM   #9
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I think the colouring depends on the type. I have a whole range of colours going on from quite yellowish to deep brown and all live in identical conditions. However, I have never quite managed to match them up to the pictures of the different types that Dan posted!
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Glad to meet mr poppy, and yes a horsfield, I had a horsfield that was more yellow like that, I think some are dark and some can be more yellow x
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