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Gender At Birth

Discussion in 'Anoles' started by jxs6799, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. jxs6799

    jxs6799 New Member

    Is there a way to tell the gender of baby green anoles? I know with adults there's the size, the white stripe on females, scale sizes, and the dewlap on males, but those don't seem to show until they grow. If I'm buying green Anoles I want to know how to make sure they're all females.
     
  2. Darkbird

    Darkbird Moderator Staff Member

    A lot, and I mean a whole lot, of reptiles simply can't be sexed young. I believe green anoles fall under this, but I'd be happy to be shown how if it is possible.
     
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  3. iRene

    iRene Elite Member

    If you have a magnifying glass, the scale method MIGHT be viable. Males have a pair of enlarged scales just behind the vent. Females don't have them. It's an even more reliable way to sex them than dewlaps or dorsal stripe, but I've not had any opportunity to try it on hatchlings.
     

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