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    Help!
    I went to buy a male for my female leachie and when I looked at her closer...hum... she maybe a he.. I bought her as a she so I am a little disappointed and bought her from a GOOD breeder.

    She/he has pores. So are these like Cresties? Girls no pores or are they like Tokay both have pores just different in looks.

    Would appreciate any advice she...REALLY looks like a He to me.


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    Congrats on your Leachie!
    Look's like a boy to me

    From the Rhac book:

    Adult Grande terre giant geckos are easily sexed by looking for the swollen hemipenile bulges on the underside of the base of the tail.In Grande Terre
    giant gecko,females have a long narrow tail base compared to the shorter
    bulbous hemipenile bulge of males.

    In ecotype 1 and 2 Henkel's giant geckos,both sexes have a short some-what
    bulbous tail base,the male more so than the female.Both sexes of ecotype 3 (Nuu Ana,Nuu Ami) and ecotype 4 (Island I-Duu Ana) giant geckos can have
    short,bulbous tail bases,making them difficult to tell apart without looking for
    the presence of preanal pores or head proportions.In female Nuu Ana,the tail
    base is usually slightly longer than males'.

    A reliable way of identifying the sex of giant geckos w/an SVL length
    of at least 3 inches is to for preanal pores w/an 8x or higher photographers loupe.When looking for preanal pores using a loupe,look for rows of scales
    in the medial postanal and femoral areas that have a definite dark pit,w/crinkled edges in the centers,not the flattened shiny centers or slightly dimpled centers seen in the preanal scales of some females.......


    It goes on a bit more.
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    yep..have the book and still dont know.. so basically you are saying you cant tell from the picture? so I should take a picture of the entire gecko?

    She/he is 2 years old and large in size. I can get the gram weight if needed./ she or he is also Island E
    Thanks for your info but it didnt help me. I am still lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shauna View Post
    yep..have the book and still dont know.. so basically you are saying you cant tell from the picture? so I should take a picture of the entire gecko?

    She/he is 2 years old and large in size. I can get the gram weight if needed./ she or he is also Island E
    Thanks for your info but it didnt help me. I am still lost.
    If you read my post you will see I say male.Very noticable pores
    and look's like spurs to me also.Males (in Henkels) are a little harder
    to come by,you should be happy

    I would love to see some full body pics!
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    Matt thank you so much.. well.. I guess his name is no longer claria.... geeze..

    Sorry I missed your post it was a boy..my oversight..

    here he is...



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    Thank you again Matt for all your help.



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    Quote Originally Posted by shauna View Post
    Matt thank you so much.. well.. I guess his name is no longer claria.... geeze..

    Sorry I missed your post it was a boy..my oversight..[/IMG]
    No worries

    Great lookn' Leachie!!

    Any locale info?
    Wgt.?
    Length?
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    He is a very pretty leachie, really like his colors on those pictures.

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    Here's some pics of my female Nuu Ana from Philippe.
    My pics aren't as good as yours....I don't have a great camera
    and I took 'em through the glass.....

    Sorry....give me a minute...haven a problem....
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    Well. Thats kind of a hard one. I have been told that females can have up to 3 rows of pores, your has 3 but if you add in the odd triangle in the center coming off the top and bottom yours has 5-6 but not full rows. Males will always have at least 4 rows. Also the darkness in the center of the pores looks more a bit more pitted than a females but not waxy like a male. :/
    The bulge looks small for a male to me...
    Its not that you cant tell from the picture its just that perhaps you just have a very androgynous looking gecko.

    I took some photos for you to compare with.

    This is my island E male for comparison...




    And my female who has no pores but I took the shot so here it is...


    If I'm taking as shot I would say a late bloomer male. Thats a good thing if you don't have a mate for it already lined up. Males are much harder to find and can be fairly costly as adults.

    Edit: i was talking pictures while you guys were posting.
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