I didn't buy. I would verify... given to me. Bought by a buddy who got it from the reptile depot in brantford ON. Anyways I know I wasn't even looking for one. I like the spikes myself. I would have preferred a female though. Second question for everyone. Do full grown males get along if given their own encloser entire life.. or do they battle to the death at first sight?Whoever sold you the dragon and said it was a leatherback either truly didn't know, in which case they are not experienced with dragons in any way, or deceived you purposely. Either way, not a trustworthy breeder.
When I look now its 2 separated bumps like gary and its been since I got him really. Male and female look different physically to me. Not because they more spikey just body structure itself.Even if they got along for a little while, which is unlikely, the risk is too great to try it. They can do great damage when attacking each other and even if your big boy Gary is cool with Vael now it can change in a second.
Vael is nice looking, nothing unusual about the spikes though. I've seen + raised many like that. The body structure won't determine what sex Vael is though, looks more like a female from the first pic you posted with the tail arched but post a new pic to see if it's changed.