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3 little platynota

Discussion in 'Indian Star and Burmese Star tortoises' started by mrnewberry, May 3, 2018.

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  1. mrnewberry

    mrnewberry Well-Known Member

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    So, feel free to post your guesses. I find myself influenced by Markw84’s guesses. Therefore, I had better put mine in before he guesses or else he will change my mind before I manage to type out a guess. Which I find hard as I get mixed signals from overall shell shape, anal scutes, growth rates and tail lengths.

    #1 female
    #2 male
    #3 female
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    Markw84 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Looks like 3 females to me now! At 866g that tail would be much bigger - but.... it could still be interesting to see how this all develops. With a 1 1/2 yr old platynota already at 900g there may be an element of age that still has to play out??!! Normally at 900g there would be no confusion in sexing them. However, with them so young, it will be interesting to see if anything changes yet. If they were at least 3 years old and that size and we were looking at those pictures, there would be no doubt in my mind they were all female.
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    Thanks for playing along! I certainly would be happy with three females. It is a lot easier to go shopping for a couple of good looking males than to go looking for females.
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    Who cares about the gender when they are all healthy. Looking Good!
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    Thanks. I am happy to have them regardless of the gender. But, if you plan to breed them, you are likely to be shooting for a good ratio of males to females.
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    3 females for me too.
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