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what tortoise is this

Discussion in 'Tortoise Photos & Videos' started by apromann4, Mar 20, 2015.

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  1. apromann4

    apromann4 Active Member 5 Year Member

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    saw it in a group, look like a leopard shell with black n red color,its really beautiful

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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Wow, a cross for sure, but beautiful. Although I don't believe in mixing species and wish mankind would stop, they can still be beautiful.
    I guess a leopard and a star.
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    leigti Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I think the one on the left looks fake myself.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    I took another look, and I think you might be right. I do see where it looks fake. It's still very pretty though:D
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    Sure have no idea what it is.

    but if it is molded. They should mold the feet and head.
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    leigti Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    The only crossbred tortoises I have seen have a mixed pattern. This pattern does not mix at all. It looks like they took one Redfoot type tortoiseshell and just placed it on top of another tortoise.
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    Bow spirit?
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    russian/sulcata/tortoise Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    good job! yes its a bow spirit also know as an angulate tortoise!
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    Merrick Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    russian/sulcata/tortoise Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    it is not a mix breed!
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    leigti Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Okay, I just googled that type of tortoise you mentioned. The adults do look real. But there's something about the picture of that baby that does not. Maybe because like all baby tortoises the colors are so vibrant when they're young compared to the adults. I'm glad I was wrong. Very cool looking toward us though.
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    russian/sulcata/tortoise Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    they come in all different colors.
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    russian/sulcata/tortoise Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    leigti Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Hey are absolutely gorgeous. Probably cost more than my house :)
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    "Bowsprit" is the name, as in:

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    ...named for the extensive gular projection extending from the plastron.
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    Yep chersina angulata (bowsprit tortoise) they're cool.
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    Would have thought cross for sure or a fake. We don't get too see those on here.
    But having a life outside this forum and tortoises, I dont study up on tortoises I don't want. Last statement for a peticular a**.
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