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Old 28-05-2013, 06:33 PM
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Hey all,

I was sat here today wondering whether royals can be sexed by the spurs length, and if so how accurate is it? I thought I'd put it to the test and take photos of 5 of my snakes and see if people can guess the sex correctly due to the tail length and spurs length.

I've tried to take the best possible photos but it isn't easy doing it on your own .

Snake 1; CB11
Spurs

Tail


Snake 2; CB12
Spurs (Not the best photo)

Tail (Tip is in finger tips) (Not the best photo)


Snake 3; CB12
Spurs

Tail


Snake 4; CB12
Spurs

Tail


Snake 5; CB12
Spurs

tail (Not best photo)


Guy


P.S good luck.
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www.facebook.com/GDPythons any snake/s purchased over £600 will come with courier service paid for (England only) (No snakes are for sale until next year (2015)
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Old 28-05-2013, 06:57 PM
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Royals sex can be guessed without even looking at it
Spur length is said to be related to gender but to me it means nothing as with pretty much every other breeder, for the reason it definitely doesn't guarantee either sex. Popping and/or probing takes 5 minutes to learn and half a minute to do,

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My female has longer spurs than any of my males, so I'm just gonna let that l e walk by.
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Old 28-05-2013, 07:07 PM
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Hi,

No, spur length is not reliable at all.
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Royals sex can be guessed without even looking at it
Spur length is said to be related to gender but to me it means nothing as with pretty much every other breeder, for the reason it definitely doesn't guarantee either sex. Popping and/or probing takes 5 minutes to learn and half a minute to do,

Hope that helps
I know I just thought I'd do something different and fun
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CB11 Common Boa (Bob), CB11 Pastel Royal Python (Sunny), CB12 Pinstripe Royal Python (Ace), CB12 Spider Royal Python (Lightning), CB12 Cinnamon Royal Python (Sid), CB13 Enchi Royal Python (Jaffa Tango Fanta "JTF".... Long story.), CB13 Banana Pewter Bee (Milo), CB13 Sugar (Frosty), CB13 Normal Het Clown Royal Python (Coco) CB13 Fire Royal Python (Red), CB14 Bamboo Royal Python (Zulu), CB14 Pastel GHI Royal Python (Starscream), CB14 Pewter Royal Python (Yorkie) CB12 Albino Burmese Python (Takeo), CB12 Hypo Burmese (Dave)


Females;
CB10 Anery Cornsnake (Anna), CB12 Mojave Royal Python (Molly), 2x CB12 Normal Royal Pythons (Sky and Storm), CB12 Lesser Royal Python (Lola), CB12 Yellow Belly Royal Python (Daisy), CB13 Bumble Bee Royal Python (Humble Bumble), CB13 Normal Het Clown Royal Python (Chloe), CB13 Mojave GHI Fire Royal Python (Lil Gem), CB14 HGW Royal Python (Splodge), CB14 Champagne Royal Python (Bubbles), CB14 Axanthic Royal Python (Smokey), CB13 Ivory Het Albino Burmese Python (Marilyn)


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Old 28-05-2013, 07:30 PM
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1-Male
2-Female
3-Female
4-Male
5-Male
To enter into spirit of things.
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Old 28-05-2013, 07:37 PM
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I would suggest it's impossible however I'm sure someone somewhere will prove me wrong and successfully sex snakes based on spur length.
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1-Male
2-Female
3-Female
4-Male
5-Male
To enter into spirit of things.
I'll let you know whether you are right or wrong on any when there is a few more comments
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CB11 Common Boa (Bob), CB11 Pastel Royal Python (Sunny), CB12 Pinstripe Royal Python (Ace), CB12 Spider Royal Python (Lightning), CB12 Cinnamon Royal Python (Sid), CB13 Enchi Royal Python (Jaffa Tango Fanta "JTF".... Long story.), CB13 Banana Pewter Bee (Milo), CB13 Sugar (Frosty), CB13 Normal Het Clown Royal Python (Coco) CB13 Fire Royal Python (Red), CB14 Bamboo Royal Python (Zulu), CB14 Pastel GHI Royal Python (Starscream), CB14 Pewter Royal Python (Yorkie) CB12 Albino Burmese Python (Takeo), CB12 Hypo Burmese (Dave)


Females;
CB10 Anery Cornsnake (Anna), CB12 Mojave Royal Python (Molly), 2x CB12 Normal Royal Pythons (Sky and Storm), CB12 Lesser Royal Python (Lola), CB12 Yellow Belly Royal Python (Daisy), CB13 Bumble Bee Royal Python (Humble Bumble), CB13 Normal Het Clown Royal Python (Chloe), CB13 Mojave GHI Fire Royal Python (Lil Gem), CB14 HGW Royal Python (Splodge), CB14 Champagne Royal Python (Bubbles), CB14 Axanthic Royal Python (Smokey), CB13 Ivory Het Albino Burmese Python (Marilyn)


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Old 28-05-2013, 08:04 PM
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It can be an indicator, but that's about it. Unless it's for something like naming purposes, it's always best to probe them.
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1-Male
2-Female
3-Female
4-Male
5-Male
To enter into spirit of things.
Well just to let everyone know Entbiker was correct on them all
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CB11 Common Boa (Bob), CB11 Pastel Royal Python (Sunny), CB12 Pinstripe Royal Python (Ace), CB12 Spider Royal Python (Lightning), CB12 Cinnamon Royal Python (Sid), CB13 Enchi Royal Python (Jaffa Tango Fanta "JTF".... Long story.), CB13 Banana Pewter Bee (Milo), CB13 Sugar (Frosty), CB13 Normal Het Clown Royal Python (Coco) CB13 Fire Royal Python (Red), CB14 Bamboo Royal Python (Zulu), CB14 Pastel GHI Royal Python (Starscream), CB14 Pewter Royal Python (Yorkie) CB12 Albino Burmese Python (Takeo), CB12 Hypo Burmese (Dave)


Females;
CB10 Anery Cornsnake (Anna), CB12 Mojave Royal Python (Molly), 2x CB12 Normal Royal Pythons (Sky and Storm), CB12 Lesser Royal Python (Lola), CB12 Yellow Belly Royal Python (Daisy), CB13 Bumble Bee Royal Python (Humble Bumble), CB13 Normal Het Clown Royal Python (Chloe), CB13 Mojave GHI Fire Royal Python (Lil Gem), CB14 HGW Royal Python (Splodge), CB14 Champagne Royal Python (Bubbles), CB14 Axanthic Royal Python (Smokey), CB13 Ivory Het Albino Burmese Python (Marilyn)


www.facebook.com/GDPythons any snake/s purchased over £600 will come with courier service paid for (England only) (No snakes are for sale until next year (2015)
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