Stunted growth from birth (hatch)?

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My 9 month old leopard gecko is very small compared to her younger siblings!

From day one we realized her tail tip was a little bit deformed, is there any chance that her being the first batch could have any effect on how she was born? Her two younger brothers have grown much bigger than her, I know that males generally grow bigger than females?

She has been on the same diet of crickets, superworms, and mealworms then they are too, so I know nutrition isn't the problem.
 

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In 13 years of leopard gecko breeding I found that different hatchlings grow at different rates. the tail tip looks nearly normal. It could be a very mild congenital deformity and it could be for a number of reasons, not necessarily which clutch or how it incubated.

Aliza
 
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