Marbling in Northern

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HarleyK

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My northern RF Harley is a little over 2 years old now. He has some marbling between only sections of scutes.

What's interesting is the marbling is not throughout the shell, only certain sections. Does marbling also stay into adulthood?
 

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Harley ....from what I can see in the pic .. you little guy actually is showing new growth ...the white in-between the lines is the " new keratin layer" which will eventually darken. Unless Perhaps you could show us another picture .....Marbling is unique among Northerns’ but not unherd of . Would love to see some more pics.


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N2TORTS said:
Harley ....from what I can see in the pic .. you little guy actually is showing new growth ...the white in-between the lines is the " new keratin layer" which will eventually darken. Unless Perhaps you could show us another picture .....Marbling is unique among Northerns’ but not unherd of . Would love to see some more pics.


JD:D

I attached some pics.

Just some background: I bought my redfoot at a reptile expo 2 years ago at 1.5" and he has grown a lot!

Excuse the dirt on his face :D He has an outdoor pen and sits in the mud from time to time :) Let me know what you guys think. I do believe this is marbling?

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GREAT SHOTS ...... YUPPERS ... YA GOT SOME MARBLE ~ :D
Heres another lil screamer Northern with some Marbling......." yellow at that " ;)
Marb3.jpg
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and I agree your little guy is stunning!

JD~:)
 

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N2TORTS said:
GREAT SHOTS ...... YUPPERS ... YA GOT SOME MARBLE ~ :D
Heres another lil screamer Northern with some Marbling......." yellow at that " ;)
Marb3.jpg
rr16.jpg



and I agree your little guy is stunning!

JD~:)

Thanks for the compliments! That northern is beautiful! Does marbling stay into adulthood or does it typically fade?
 

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I was wondering what exactly 'marbling' was, now I know. HarleyK, that is the most intense yellow head ever! What a cutie.
 

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HarleyK said:
N2TORTS said:
GREAT SHOTS ...... YUPPERS ... YA GOT SOME MARBLE ~ :D
Heres another lil screamer Northern with some Marbling......." yellow at that " ;)
Marb3.jpg
rr16.jpg



and I agree your little guy is stunning!

JD~:)

Thanks for the compliments! That northern is beautiful! Does marbling stay into adulthood or does it typically fade?

It will fade a bit ....like all tortoises when reaching adulthood. But the acutal pattern and color difference will remain "different" but does change shape "grows" as the tortoise matures. A really good example of this is with Radi's ( they look nothing like alike from a hatchling into it's Jr/adult years)
Not Northerns but here are some Cherry Head Rf's .....with marbling
Here is an Adult Female 12 year old Cherry I have had since a hatchling....
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and some other examples ...
Marb1.jpg
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Another Adult female 11"
AdultCherryFemaleHeadshot2.jpg
mbl2.jpg
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JD~
 
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