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Scored a Hog Nose @ ReptiCon! Male or Female??

Discussion in 'Hognose Snakes' started by nikkistorms, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. nikkistorms

    nikkistorms Elite Member

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    Male or female??

    Jlassiter please chime in!!!
     
  2. Jlassiter

    Jlassiter Elite Member

    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
     
  3. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Love these little guys, congratulations, I'm jealous! :)
     
  4. nikkistorms

    nikkistorms Elite Member

    So far everything I am reading says its a female. It states they have a shorter tail than males do.
     
  5. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Count the scales, after vent to tip of tail (underside)

    Why does the vent look so open?
     
  6. nikkistorms

    nikkistorms Elite Member

    I will try to do that in the morning. Ugh it doesn't look open to me, maybe lighting?
     
  7. Jlassiter

    Jlassiter Elite Member

    Those scales are called subcaudals......just some information.......
     
  8. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    I am curious is there aspecific number of scales to denote the gender? I.E. 14 scales is female and 15 is male?
     
  9. Jlassiter

    Jlassiter Elite Member

    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.....
     
  10. skelly98

    skelly98 Elite Member

    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
     
  11. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

  12. nikkistorms

    nikkistorms Elite Member

    THANK YOU! Def got a female!!
     

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