Determining the sex of the baby red foot?

Arial

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Hello :) I recently got a red foot tortoise and I am having trouble deciphering if it is a girl or a boy.

Could anyone help me figure out if this little tort is a male or female? Thanks so much! ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1408905639.755389.jpg ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1408905651.204342.jpg ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1408905661.154426.jpg ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1408905686.488085.jpg
 

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All babies look like females when starting out. You will not be able to determine gender until 6-8 inches. You have a split scute baby and I think some people believe that split scute tortoises tend to be female, though. You'll have to be pretty patient to finally find out. Either way, he/she is beautiful :D
 

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No way to know yet. Incubation temps can offer a clue, but that is not definitive in the real world. Most of the time split scutes like that indicate female, but there are rare exceptions.
 

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Isn't split scute 'sydrome' from higher temps in the incubator? And higher temps are more likely to be girls?
 

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