Originally Posted by sarahandjay
@ R2elk can you explain what exactly you are looking for in the size and shape? I am new to guineas have 3 females and one male and to me they look the same but then again I am not to sure what I am looking for in particular. I am assuming males are larger but what about the shape exactly?
Normally, hens will have small flat wattles that lay very close on their faces. Normal males will have large cupped wattles. This is not 100% accurate for sexing since I have had males whose wattles looked identical to the hens. I have also seen photos of hen guineas (positively identified by egg laying) that had the big cupped wattles like normal males have.
I currently have two Coral Blue males whose wattles are only slightly larger than their female counterparts. My Chocolate male has one big cupped wattle and one big non-cupped wattle. My White male has big cupped wattles as did my Lite Blue male. My Powder Blue male has wattles very similar to the Coral Blue males. All of my hen guineas have small flat wattles that hold close to their faces.
White guinea cock
Royal Purple and Sky Blue guinea hens
Edited by R2elk - 3/13/16 at 8:49pm