JD male or female?

Sunscream

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Wanted an opinion on what you guys think the sex of this fish is and if you think it's a full Jack Dempsey or some hybrid?

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kno4te

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Male and full jack dempsey to me.
 

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Looks to be a normal male JD to me too.
Females lower jaws have a very blue tint throughout, often called a blue beard, yours has blue spotting but not the blue smudge associated with females.
As far as being a hybrid though, today because everybody and their cousin are crossing cichlids, its becoming hard to tell the mutts from the real species.
In any hybrid spawn, a certain percentage will look more like the father, another % like the mother, and a small % something-between, or different.
 

Sunscream

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Looks to be a normal male JD to me too.
Females lower jaws have a very blue tint throughout, often called a blue beard, yours has blue spotting but not the blue smudge associated with females.
As far as being a hybrid though, today because everybody and their cousin are crossing cichlids, its becoming hard to tell the mutts from the real species.
In any hybrid spawn, a certain percentage will look more like the father, another % like the mother, and a small % something-between, or different.
Thanks for the input!
 
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