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Colombian yellow red foot tortoise

Discussion in 'Redfoot and yellowfoot tortoises' started by Plowmandust77, Jan 22, 2017.

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  1. Plowmandust77

    Plowmandust77 Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Does anyone know where I can get a Colombian yellow red foot tortoise?



    Thanks Nate

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    I am really tempted to answer this,but I can't help at all.
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    Kapidolo Farms Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    So the tortoise is a red foot (Chelonoidis carbonaria), but has yellow coloration and is from Columbia? That's many adjectives to line up LOL.

    Nice looking tortoise.
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    cdmay Well-Known Member 10 Year Member!

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    A large number of red-footed tortoises that were imported from Colombia in the 60s and 70s had nothing but yellow coloration on their heads and legs.
    More recently 'farmed' tortoises from western Colombia (I think-- but I may be wrong) have been imported and most of these animals have beautiful yellow and, or, pumpkin orange colors.
    A key feature is a yellow or pale orange nose...
    This is a neonate hatched by Ted Tuchak from his Colombian pair that he obtained in 1969. It is typical of the neonates he and I produced in the late 70s to mid 80s.
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    Some recent imports from Colombia have the nice yellow faces but then very pretty orangish legs. This one belongs to forum member Allegra.
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    I'm pretty sure that if you check the various reptile classified ads that you'll find some available.
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    allegraf Well-Known Member 10 Year Member!

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    That's Lucky, the apple of my husband's eye.
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    cdmay Well-Known Member 10 Year Member!

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    Don't blame him. Superior Colombian red-foots are wonderful.
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    lisa127 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I love the more yellow foots.
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    I want a yellow footed redfoot too :D
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    I have a male with a really yellow head, but he has pretty orange legs.

    I also have one female who has almost no color.
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    I have a yellow redfoot. Haven't come across another one though.

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    Just so I'm not confused these are still red foots Chelonoidis carbonaria? Not yellow foots Chelonoidis denticulata?
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    Correct!
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    Thanks! All this yellow footed red foot talk is confusing lol might as well just say Colombian reds tho I'm kinda suprised these haven't gotten they're own name like a cherry head
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    I have been searching for years for two females to my very old yellow Redfoot without any luck so far...

    This one is native to the fothills of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta in Colombia.

    Seems like mission impossible ?

    I live in Sweden by the way

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    For a while (thankfully!) dealers were calling the imported Colombians with orange and yellow mixed colors 'clown' red-foots. But fortunately it didn't stick.
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    I still see some redfoots being labeled as "clown face or clown mask" red foots but it's generally from people trying to make a quick buck
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    I've always thought the "clown face" label sounded dumb and outdated when I hear it
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    cdmay Well-Known Member 10 Year Member!

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    Agree. Personally I can't stand the term cherry head either. But we're stuck
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    Lol cherry head in Spanish sounds worse
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    Here is my colombian little friend.

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