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Could use some help sexing my BTS. ((New Pics Added))

Postby Blue Tongue Pros » Tue May 08, 2007 4:07 pm

I could really use some help sexing my skinks. I'm not getting much of a reaction when i put them together.

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Postby Lisa » Tue May 08, 2007 4:27 pm

Sexing them visually is not a 100% thing but some of the more experienced breeders may be able to take a stab. You could try sending your pics to Ray or Andrew or Geoff Gates or Colin for their opinion.

They have to be probed to determine their sex, and even that is not 100% either (the males can be good at hiding their bits). If they produce babies then they're girls and if they aide in producing babies then they're boys :lol:
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Postby Colin Hamilton » Tue May 08, 2007 5:38 pm

Extremely hard to sex them like that blue tongue pros,ive always struggled with eastern bluetongues,i had one many years ago that had nine babys and didnt know it was gravid LOL your best bet is Ray as he is the master breeder of these species. :)
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Postby Blue Tongue Pros » Tue May 08, 2007 5:40 pm

Thanks for responding Colin. I shot Ray an email.
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Postby AndrewSeike » Thu May 10, 2007 10:53 am

Hi ___________,

Thanks for the email.

From those angles I would say it's VERY difficult to sex them. If you have top down photos of them straight I can give you a better guess.

I hope that won't be a problem.

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Postby Zach » Thu May 10, 2007 1:24 pm

Lisa wrote:They have to be probed to determine their sex, and even that is not 100% either (the males can be good at hiding their bits).



And risky and dangerous!

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Postby kvega92 » Sun May 13, 2007 9:00 pm

What is a good way to tell that is safe for your bts
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Postby alphamale » Sun May 13, 2007 9:33 pm

Suddenly having babies!
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Postby Fatal_S » Sun May 13, 2007 9:57 pm

Sperm plugs - look for these in your skinks poo
Hemi Sightings - when taking a pee may be visible
Mating behavior - put them together or with a previously sexed skink and observe
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