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A Thread For Your Pictures of Split or Extra scutes

Discussion in 'Tortoise Photos & Videos' started by Yvonne G, May 13, 2017.

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    Oh, how cute!! I love it!! And Mo is a little bit more shy then Ma right?
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    Bee62 Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Right.:)
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    Thanks. I thought so. Just too new to assume things
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    IMG_9492.jpg Toretto has a few extra so she’s Extra special to me [emoji16]
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    Indeed extra special!!
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    So cute!
    This is Donna my niece couldn’t take of them there’s Dorey too
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  10. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Here's an updated picture of Leonard. He/she's about 8 or 9 months old - maybe a little older (I'd have to check my records):

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    I took in a couple clutches of CDT from a SoCal club a couple weeks ago, to find homes for them, and this one is in that group:

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    And a clutch of leopard eggs hatched in the ground here a few weeks ago and I decided to keep this one:

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    I call this one Zipper.
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    Here’s Valentina and Darwin...my 5 year old does all the naming. Valentina just has the one split scute in the front. I had never heard of it before I received her, or, more appropriately ‘it’ at this age (blind box from a breeder in Florida).

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    have two one month old Cherryheads incubated female, coming from Tortoiseyard next Tuesday. One of them has a few split scutes I thinks she’s beautiful. The other has a perfect shell
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    Another pic of the split scute bombshell Dorothy IMG_2411.jpg
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    Beautiful!!!
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I missed a nesting and this clutch hatched in the ground. I found the babies (most dead) last December, still cold and winter weather. This was one of the survivors. I'm keeping him (Zipper):

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    And this is Alex, a little Sulcata hatched by Forum member @Tortlex in January. I expressed an interest, and took possession in April. A nice addition to my little herd of aberrant scute babies, doncha think?


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    Those are really cool patterns. Love it!
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    My new redfoot’s cute funky bump! It’s why I chose him of the two at petco, actually
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    IMG_2994.jpg my new tortoise Penny has a cool split (bottom right) causing her last middle scute at the back to be off centred... I love her weirdness [emoji7][emoji7][emoji7]
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    Wow! Beautiful [emoji173]️
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