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Old 09-02-2015, 10:10 AM
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My fronts are now about 3" and the biggest one, though only slightly, has taken up residence under a large rock. It is chasing away all of the others if they go near.He has always been the one with the least colour.Is that one going to be the alpha male, or is it too soon to tell? If it is, I would expect it to have the most colour, if anything? Any thoughts?
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:55 PM
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A bit early to tell I would suggest, but alphas tend to be darker and they do like to hang out in a cave all by themselves. (Well, mine do anyway.) Females can be just as colourful, but lighter generally. Males will eventually have a more steeply sloping forehead than the females (usually).
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:45 AM
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Sounds like alpha behavior; however, they are still young. The role of alpha can always change no matter how big they. Color depends first on: genetics, mood, & health. Attitude (i.e. alpha) is last on that list. They have to first have the genetics and then the right conditions. With that said, I would not say alphas are more colorful (not in fronts).
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:30 AM
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Thanks Jeff, Razzo. I guess I am just getting ahead of myself. I just can't wait to see what sex they are and the colouring they will have! I must be patient! lol.
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Yep, need to be patient :-)
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