The Anomaly

Eric Phillips

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Here’s a 2019 holdback captive bred 3 toed box turtle that deviates from the norm from my group. The parents are light shelled with minimal markings. The male’s skin is very colorful while the females is average. The mother averaged close to 2 clutches a year(about 8 egg average) for the last 5 years with about a 90% hatch rate and this is the only dark hatchling produced during this time. All the other hatchlings were light shelled with no or minimal markings. We’ll see if the shell remains dark but it’s pretty cool to see the variance in comparison to its siblings.
 

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Yvonne G

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I have about 25 box turtles out in their yard and probably 90% of them are like you've described your pair. But I have several colored just like your baby. what a treat for you, huh? Needless to say, you're probably keeping that one?
 

Eric Phillips

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For now that is the plan, however I am always open for trades;) Terrapene Ornata, Cuora Ambio
I have about 25 box turtles out in their yard and probably 90% of them are like you've described your pair. But I have several colored just like your baby. what a treat for you, huh? Needless to say, you're probably keeping that one?
Hello Yvonne….For now that is the plan, however I am always open for trades…For instance I am looking to continue to build a Terrapene Ornata Ornata group or a Cuora Amboinensis yearling would spark an interest;)
 
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