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Male or female?

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by KRam, Jan 9, 2019.

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Male or female

Poll closed Feb 8, 2019.
  1. Male

    1 vote(s)
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  2. Female

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    75.0%
  1. KRam

    KRam New Member

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    6A9A040E-C5D6-40AE-99F0-CB3A184AF9D6.jpeg Hi

    We have a young sulcata and are trying to determine the sex. It’s about 7 inches across, so might be too small to tell.

    Thank you
  2. Tom

    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    It is definitely male or female. I'm positive.
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    T Smart Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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

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    It has a very small gular, the anal scutes point straight back, and the tail is small - all female attributes, however, almost all tortoises look female until they get big enough to be going through sexual maturity. At that time shells and tails change if they're male.
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    Markw84 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Too small to tell. Seconday sexual characteristics often do not develop in sulcatas until 15" / 15 lbs
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