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What's the difference? by Ghostwalker2061 What's the difference? by Ghostwalker2061
Mommy, what is the difference between a boy Red Dragon and a girl Red Dragon?

I kinda decided to see if anyone can see the difference between a female and a male Red Dragon. The left is Tanya, the right is Jonathan. So, what's the difference?
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LittleFireDragon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Snout looks smoother on the female. Ridges on the horns are different. Can't tell if the female has more purple, but the male doesn't have tentacles. Male has bigger cheek spines.
Godforoth Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
TheMonkeysUnkle Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
The male dragon is hornier...
Draco-McWherter Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
that comment, mixed with that avatar......though a true statement makes for an amusing pun lol
damienslayer25 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
it also seems the the female's body size might be larger also the chin is just the chin the female doesn't have the chin spike like the male she has fewer spikes on the chin the male also has more spike on it the females horns are also different then the males the female has more spikes on her jaw also
SilverwingtheFury Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. The dragons you made are freaking awesome! Lots of details on the dragons. I love the way you scales and the coloring. It's what I call Epic Dragons. :D
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you should be looking at the original images to make a comment like that. not the comparison image.
Kingpin2007 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
1) Nose ridge in males is more heavily defined than females.
2) Males have longer chin spikes, which tend to be bare of red scales, unlike females.
3) The spikes lining the back of the lower jaw are thicker and fewer in males than females, and females' spikes tend to be pigmented near the end.
4) Males' chest scales, horns and spikes lean closer to silver than tan, as they do for females.
5) Tiger-stripes tend to be more numerous and more clearly defined in males than females.
6) Hair/(tendrils?) behind the ears of females, whereas males have none.
7) Horns are smoother in females than males.

To be fair, a lot of those could be explained away by age/individual deviation. Except for the hair/tendrils.
Nemoricus Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Of course, after reading over the rest of the comments, I find out that most of the differences I spotted are individual variation, not gender specific.

My opinion on the level of detail still stands, and indeed, the attention to individual variations in addition to gender ones is still more impressive.
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The difference is the chin horns. The female lacks the long chin horn whereas a male has a prominent horn.
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