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    Elite Member kronik070's Avatar
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    MALE or FEMALE(pic)

    i am trying to sex my dragons so here is a pic of lola(assumed female LOL)
    male or female??

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    Re: MALE or FEMALE(pic)

    I think that is a female too.

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    Re: MALE or FEMALE(pic)

    Looks female, but looks can be deceiving if they are young. How old is she and how long is she from snout to vent?
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    Re: MALE or FEMALE(pic)

    Most likely female but as Lace said its young.

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    Re: MALE or FEMALE(pic)

    A better way to tell is the coloring of your dragon. If it is young enough that it hasn't gotten it's adult colors then it's too young to sex from the vents. If it has a very bright yellow to orange behind it's arms and a blue to purple color under it's chin it's more likely a male. Along with those features would be enlarged spikes and crest that get larger at the base of the tail.

    If it's female on the other hand the orange behind the arms is less prominent and under the chin would me more pinkish to reddish. Also the spikes and crest wouldn't be as big. Water dragons are really difficult to sex till they are full grown.
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    Re: MALE or FEMALE(pic)

    How long is the dragon? If it is fourteen plus inches snout to tail length, the gender can be determined by the "tail bumps" and femoral pores - can you get a photo from behind the dragon with its tail lifted? If it is smaller than fourteen inches, you will have to wait until the dragon is older.

    I have to disagree. Color has nothing to do with gender. Although males tend to have more vibrant shades of colors, females can too. Throat color has nothing to do with gender. I can give you photos of males with red throats and females with blue throats if you like. Both males and females can have bright yellow and orange behind their arms. Color is not a way to determine gender.
    It is true, however, that males have large spikes and females do not, although you cannot use this way to determine the gender until the dragon is eighteen plus inches snout to tail length (when a male's really spikes grow in).
    They are not difficult to sex even when younger. You just have to wait until the dragon is at least fourteen inches long.

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