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RE: Spurs

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Posted by: PBM at Mon Apr 7 17:18:20 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PBM ]  
   

Males have spurs, females do not. Although I've seen people say they have a female with spurs, I've never seen that followed up with....PROVEN breeder! I've used this method to sex hundreds of Dumerils and in over 15 years of keeping them, I've never seen it fail. Sometimes baby males can be tough to see if you aren't looking exactly where they should be, so I can see where people would make initial mistakes, but as they mature they become much easier to find. I've had people try to sell me "females" with spurs at shows before and you can tell them all day long it's a male, but if they're behind the table they're the "expert" I guess??? LMAO, best part about these "experts" is everytime my daughter tells one of them she has Chameleons, they find it necessary to instruct her on proper care. So, according to the last "expert" any Veiled eggs she gets will hatch in ONLY 30 DAYS!!!! Our last clutch was over 200 days, so we're definitely wanting to learn this guys secrets!

Side note....it is possible for males to lose spurs, but this would be a rare exception in my opinion. I had a male lose one this season breeding. If they were to lose both, then yeah, you'd have a male with no spurs, but how often will you come across this?????? I also have a PROVEN female with follicles currently "courting" other females(I breed 1.2 and 1.3 groups-multiple females/not multiple males). I'm pretty interested to see how that turns out and try to figure out why she's doing it.


   

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