These babies have an extra scute on their shell. This is known as a split, mis, or an extra scute. Scutes are the plates or pattern on top of the tortoises shell. Normally there are 5 vertebral scutes and 4 costal scutes on each side. These babies simply just have an extra scute so they are visually slightly different. Nothing is wrong with this. It just makes them different! It's purely cosmetic and makes them unique.

Split Scute Sulcata Hatchling

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