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Dizisdalife

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I love it when they raise up to browse and eat. This was taken a couple of years ago. He does get more peaches than I would like, but it's really only a dozen or so over about two weeks each year. Old tree, small fruit, and not so many these past years. He will sit under this tree and wait for them to fall to the ground. Chuck hatched in Feb 2010. Last weighed him, Feb 2020 at 123 pounds.

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@Tom @Dizisdalife beautiful specimens. I noticed on Tom's tort the gular is straight or " unsplit" while Diz's tort is forked or "split". How does that happen? Is it genetic or a result of something the breeder does or doesn't do or is just completely random?
 

Dizisdalife

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@Tom @Dizisdalife beautiful specimens. I noticed on Tom's tort the gular is straight or " unsplit" while Diz's tort is forked or "split". How does that happen? Is it genetic or a result of something the breeder does or doesn't do or is just completely random?
I thought all gular scutes were split unless they were worn down or damaged in some way.
 

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@Tom @Dizisdalife beautiful specimens. I noticed on Tom's tort the gular is straight or " unsplit" while Diz's tort is forked or "split". How does that happen? Is it genetic or a result of something the breeder does or doesn't do or is just completely random?
As far as I've seen, this is random. As is the size of the gulars. I had two siblings that were raised side by side in the same conditions with the same diet, slept in the same night house, etc... One had well developed gulars like Tuck, and the other had very little gular development, almost like a female.
 

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