Pictures of my dark Greek

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Here's some pictures of Bowzer. Can you tell what kind of Greek he is and if he is overly dark?
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Hi,
Bowser is a Jordanian greek, Testudo graeca ssp. He doesn't look overly dark to me. :)

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that is a unique color for a tortoise! is it my computer screen or is he really almost an orange-brown color?
 

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Thanks Danny. I thought he was a jordanian greek, too. I'm glad he doesn't appear too dark to you guys, which means I probably didn't sunburn him under the too-close bulbs! It's strange tho, but everyone in the family thinks he was lighter until this summer. The last photo of Bowzer out in the pasture was dated 5/28, and I really could not tell any difference in his head and leg coloring then compared to the rest of the photos taken today.

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Thanks Josh. Bowzer's shell does look orangey to me in the indoor photos, too. I think the last picture of Bowzer outside might be a better representation of his coloring. What's the color range on jordanian greeks?

Maybe he's going to be a pumpkin for halloween! Little stinker . . .

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They range from light to dark. I have a very light colored male, a dirty yellow, to an almost black male and female.
All tortoises tend to darken up when put outside. They produce more melanin when outside.

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Bowser is a Handsome looking boy. I have one with the orangey coloring of the shell and skin and yes his skin has darkened but only slightly since being outside for a couple of years. My all Jordanian Greek male has always been dark and his shell is darkly marbled. But Bowser is a great looking greek.
 
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