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    Default Help me sex My garg

    Hi,
    When I bought him\her the guy said he was 4 years old and a male, but a few months after (this summer) he laid an egg... she's currently 62g.
    It can be pores, or pseudo pores... Anyone with experience wanna take a guess? Thanks
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    I assume if your gecko laid an egg, your gecko is female.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExoticDreams View Post
    I assume if you gecko laid an egg, your gecko is female.
    That would be the obvious answer, but in other species it has been known to happen, for a male to lay infertile eggs.. So I'm looking into other ways to "diagnose" it

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    That just looks female in general. Barely any bulge.
    What species has males lay eggs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by damanta View Post
    That just looks female in general. Barely any bulge.
    What species has males lay eggs?
    Thanks for the input☺☺
    The one I saw was a rooster, rare but happens..

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    Female with pseudpores. Can be difficult to determine, but you've got a female.

    The only documented cases of gender switching are within fishes, amphibians and invertebrates. The case of the rooster was more than likely a male-mimic female. There are folk tales of roosters laying eggs without yolks - wind eggs, fart eggs, or cock eggs as they are often called. But those are from hens (females) also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyral View Post
    Female with pseudpores. Can be difficult to determine, but you've got a female.

    The only documented cases of gender switching are within fishes, amphibians and invertebrates. The case of the rooster was more than likely a male-mimic female. There are folk tales of roosters laying eggs without yolks - wind eggs, fart eggs, or cock eggs as they are often called. But those are from hens (females) also.
    Thanks for the input! ☺ another reason for my doubts is that the guy how sold me the Gecko said he had already breed it with a female.. Guess he was lying, are males usually more expensive?

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    I had a gargoyle gecko sold to me before as a male that I figured out was actually a female.

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    Males are less common than females so they can be more expensive. Often though, the breeders are not as experienced with gargoyles that have lots of pores, even in females. Unlike with crested geckos where female pseudopores are rare.
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    OK, thanks for all the answers. Now off I go to try and find a male☺

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