Discussion in 'Hognose Snakes' started by nikkistorms, Oct 7, 2012.
Male or female??
Jlassiter please chime in!!!
I don't know if the rules hold true for hoggies as it does with other colubrids, but it looks like a female.....
I'm only 51% sure though....lol
Love these little guys, congratulations, I'm jealous!
So far everything I am reading says its a female. It states they have a shorter tail than males do.
Count the scales, after vent to tip of tail (underside)
Why does the vent look so open?
I will try to do that in the morning. Ugh it doesn't look open to me, maybe lighting?
Those scales are called subcaudals......just some information.......
I am curious is there aspecific number of scales to denote the gender? I.E. 14 scales is female and 15 is male?
The vent isn't open. The anal plate is tan in color......
As for the exact numbers I do not know without looking it up, but if shorter means female then that's less subcaudals.....
But subcaudal scale counts are on average.....So a female may be between 15 and 21 and a male between 20 and 26.........That's why it isn't an exact science with any ventral or subcaudal scalecount.....
My male hoggie's tail looks a lot fuller and longer than that, (the breeder probed him for me, male), so my guess would be female.
beautiful little snake :x
Here is a little info on sexing them;
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THANK YOU! Def got a female!!
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