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sex of a young horsfield
Posted: 14/08/2010 by winnie

Hi Guys,

I have a theory on the sex of my smallest new arrival and was wandering if I could run it passed you's!.

I know he/she is to small/young to know sex but I've been looking at the back end of my little one and have noticed that it does have a little length to it's tail and it's always held to the side, tucked under the shell. Do you think it's looking more towards "it's a boy" coz I do, or am I making something out of nothing. I am really hoping for two girls but have a feeling I'm not going to be disappointed with my guess.

Thanks in advance, winnie

Re: sex of a young horsfield
Posted: 14/08/2010 by DavidWYork

Hello Winnie, an interesting question and suggestion. Certainly with adult Spur-thighed, females do not in my experience "tuck", males certainly do. I cannot answer your question, but see where you are coming from! Tail study needed. I hope this brings you lots of replies...and even an answer one way or the other. Perhaps members will post pics of youngsters they are fairly certain of to help.Good luck.

                               David in York    Click and drag me down to the editor



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