It's a boy... I think

Boy or Girl

  • Boy - pack his bags

    Votes: 11 100.0%
  • Girl - congrats

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    11

Botar

Arachnoprince
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Here is a pic of the exuvium of my T. Blondi. From best I can tell (being inexperienced at this), it looks like a boy. There is no "leaflike" extension between the forward pair of booklungs. In fact, between the forward booklungs, it is completely smooth. The T is roughly 6". So... boy or girl? Looking for a ruling from the judges.

Botar
 

Immortal_sin

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I would have to go with boy also, that size should be large enough to tell. I am not terribly experienced either, and I don't even own a T blondi, so don't take my word for it!
But notice that there is no leaf like projection, and also the position of the book lungs.
 

galeogirl

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I think it looks male, too. I wish my T. blondi would grow some more so I could examine his/her shed with any accuracy!
 

Mendi

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I'm going to have to say "it's a boy" from what I see in the picture
 

Code Monkey

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From what is visible, male is my judgment as well. If you can, stretch the area between the front book lungs out and get another shot - that would let us make a more definite assessment.
 

belewfripp

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Yeah, I have had a few Ts that appeared to be male but after stretching the exuvium a little or scraping on it with a toothpick as Tony said, the flap came up. You might try that to make sure, but my call looking at the pic you put up is male.

Adrian
 

Botar

Arachnoprince
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Another shot for CM

CM,

I tried, but I don't know if this is any better. I'm sure it's a boy from what I've learned on here. There is nothing between the forward booklungs. It is completely smooth.

Botar
 

Phillip

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Male....

I have to go with male. Here's Marges girlie bits for comparison. I don't have the flap raised up but it's easy to see if it's there on one the size of yours. Hope this helps.
Phil
 

Code Monkey

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Yep, still looking might masculine there Botar. At least you should have little trouble finding someone for a breeding loan when he gets his boxing gloves.
 

Botar

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Originally posted by Code Monkey
Yep, still looking might masculine there Botar. At least you should have little trouble finding someone for a breeding loan when he gets his boxing gloves.
So although there will be no tibial spurs, he'll still get the boxing gloves? As soon as I see him sparring, he's off on the breeding circuit. I'd love nothing more than a 50/50 splint of T. blondi's.

Thanks to all. Your opinions are highly valued and appreciated.

Botar
 
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