HermanniChris said:yours are 100% EASTERNS, testudo hermanni boettgeri. The westerns are a very sharp yellow/black, and are extremely rare. Hope this helps
ch12ag said:definitely looks like a boettgeri to me, but im no expert, I have a t.h.hermanni. is the pectoral scute suture longer than the femoral scute suture?
ch12ag said:yea for sure i like to double check to. to me the markings appears defined but the bands appear 'blotchy' on the plastron and no definite keyhole. im gonna stick with boettgeri as the appearance of the carpace does not seem to have the same 'pattern'/'markings' as the hermanni alongwith less than 50% of the carpace filled with darker markings. but like i said i no expert im just reciting what i remember from chris's thread, sorry lol guess you've probably been through that i know i did lol thanks chris lol
I just look her name up and it is used for both Girls and Boys in different parts of the world so i think it will be ok i will not have a tortoise with an identity complex lolch12ag said:lol i kno what u mean i put an id of my tort bella for a t.h.hermanni confirmation which i got right but she turned out to be a he which was a shocker lol so i re-named him Henry not had him too long so i dint get too used to calling her/him bella :S lol no worries like i said just my opinion counts for nothing compared to what these guys know!
kimby37 said:Not sure, think Mylo is an eastern. Was not told when i bought him/her. My daughter thinks its a him. Wish i had asked more questions when i got him. e-mailed where i got him from but they haven't replied.
HermanniChris said:Appears to be a T. h. Boettgeri.