dilepis spurs

Brandy

New Member
Some pondering

I hatched C. d. dilepis babies last year, i got only one male in the bunch which had a obvious hemi-penal bulge right out of egg (no spur). What has shocked me is that the male out of the blue grew spurs. I have never heard of spurs growing out at 4-5 months has anyone else seen this in delepis or any other cham? I was under the impression if a cham has them they are always there.
 
C. d. dilepis - Congo; spurs in males, head and flaps. Very similar to petersii.

C. d. idjwiensis - Zaire (DRC), Lake Kivu, Idjwi Island, Upper Mulinga River. No spurs on males.
C. d. isabellinus - Malawi, Shire Highlands (Mts Zomba and Mulange)
C. d. martensi - Pemba Island, Tanzania.(?)

C. d. petersii - Mozambique. Spurs present.
C. d. roperi - Kenya, Kilifi, north of Mombasa. No spurs.
C. d. ruspolii - Somalia, Ogaden (This region may now be in Ethiopia depending on who is ahead in the continuing territorial disputes.)
C. d. quilensis - Angola, Cabinda, Rio Quilo, north of the Congo River mouth. Males have spurs.
 

Brandy

New Member
yes i know the species list off adcham my question is i thought any cham that had spurs was born (hatched) with them not developed later mabey i wasent clear. so has anyone had babies that were not born with spurs but they appeared later on?
 

Damaranum

Established Member
Hi Brandy,

long time ago we chat.

With my quilensis I was not able to notice the spurs on the baby's. I don't know if that is the exact answer you where looking for. I noticed them only after several months.

Steven
 
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