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SEXING DUMERILS....just pin this already

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Posted by: PBM at Mon Dec 28 22:28:24 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PBM ]  
   

Okay, Dumerils can be sexed by looking for spurs. If your animal has spurs, it is a male. If no spurs are present, your animal is a female. This is 99% accurate, and I leave room for error as spurs can come off, and inexperienced people could miss the spurs on baby males. Popping Dumerils is not as easy as other species, and isn't accurate IMO. I've kept/bred Dumerils for 20 yrs. now and outside of a male losing spurs, I've never had a female with spurs, or a male BORN w/o them.

As far as the guy grabbing the animal, wasn't there. If you bought it from him, I would assume you were asking him the sex, so he attempted to sex it. Since he had to pop a Dumerils, it's obvious he doesn't know much about them.

Congrats on the Dumerils, they're awesome animals, and it should be fine from the popping, though I'd recheck with the spur method and use that for the sex. Maybe it will agree with his findings, but if not, go with the spur method for accuracy. I've seen males popped in front of me at shows, where they told me the animal was a female, when it was a male (because they're not easily popped with any age on them).


   

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