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At this point I have given up on trying to figure out the sex of these tortoises myself I’m just going to let the people on this forum decide for me and I will go with that my thought was that I had five females but I am no longer so sure
 

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I'm really rubbish at guessing the carbonaria. Is it three different tortoises? I'm thinking I see two females and a male.
 

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Probably would help if you number them. I think the ones with the really marbled plastrons are male
 

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Can you go put some numbers on these
 

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I'm really rubbish at guessing the carbonaria. Is it three different tortoises? I'm thinking I see two females and a male.
I'm wondering is there other unconventional methods of sexing RF's not only by appearance, do males & females display any behavioral differences like aggressions or activities like are certain sexes tends to roam about more, dig more or avoid others like humans etc...
 

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There are but they are not very reliable as it’s based on the individual not really their gender I have some female redfoots that have laid eggs and during breeding season they mount the other females it’s extremely hard to tell sometimes
 

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I think I’m seeing one male and 4 females. The one with the lightest plastron looks like it could be male but I’m not 100% confident. The tail is still a little short but it could grow.

I’ve have had better luck looking at the shape of the anal scutes than tail size for immature redfoots.
 

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Going to say the one with the light plastron is a female because it’s 9 1/2 inches already and I feel like it’s tail would be longer compared to a definite male that size
 

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Going to say the one with the light plastron is a female because it’s 9 1/2 inches already and I feel like it’s tail would be longer compared to a definite male that size
Is that one's Plastron slightly concave? It kind of looks like it in the picture but it's hard to tell.
 

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Well I’ve added to my group since my previous post so I guess I will add some more photos onto this post
 

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I guess I would agree as for very young red foots the initial growth of female might be quicker than males, I have 3 RF's from the same breeder & 2 are very similar but 1 immediately noticed colour & growth rate much slower with slight behavioral disparities as well.
 
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