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Old 20-05-2016, 03:08 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, a friend of mine send me these photos asking for sex determination. At first i said male but now i'm in doubt. Was i right?
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Old 20-05-2016, 03:46 PM   #2
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Im not good with THB sexing but based on anal scutes being wider I would say male but the shell to plastron ratio would suggest female...! and I cant see the keyhole so I am going to opt female ! but !!! someone better than me with the 'ol knowledge will know. CB
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Old 20-05-2016, 05:57 PM   #3
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What is the size of the underside and age?
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Old 20-05-2016, 06:06 PM   #4
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it's 8-9 years old, size i suppose about 20cm looking at the owner's hand
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Old 20-05-2016, 06:13 PM   #5
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any tortoise with 3 back legs tends to be male!
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Old 20-05-2016, 06:48 PM   #6
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It looks like my big girl
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Old 20-05-2016, 07:17 PM   #7
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Agree, a big girl. Males are much smaller than females, and the tale would be wrapped around the leg if it was male. Also the male THB has a bell shaped shell
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Notice the difference in the shape of the shell, and he is smaller
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Old 20-05-2016, 07:53 PM   #8
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Old 20-05-2016, 08:03 PM   #9
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Thank you all so my doubt was true. Probably seeing it live would be easier but these are the only photos my friend sent me.
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Old 20-05-2016, 08:18 PM   #10
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I'm a bit late to agree, but female.
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