Other Turtle Discussion :: RES Without Red?

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:55 pm   RES Without Red?

Is it possible for a RES to not have red ears? My aunt says Thomas is a RES and I think he does look a lot like one, but he doesn't have red ears! Instead they're kind of a light pinkish color. Is that a variation that just happens sometimes?

Here's a picture - sorry it's a little dark!
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:29 am   Re: RES Without Red?

it happens sometimes in males, he's becoming what is called melanisitc. at one point, he was a normal looking red eared slider.
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:23 pm   Re: RES Without Red?

Definitely melanistic, looks similar to my male.
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