My Guineas have to be some of the orneriest creatures but I am glad they have done me well. I have 6 lavender hens and one male. Yippee! The chocolate pen is also great with 2 girls and a boy but I threw my buff dundotte girl in there since she is a lot the same color, just dotty!
I am thinking my blue slate (sooooo pretty!) is a boy as it has not said a word in my presence but is still so sweet to come up to the feeder while I am adding food every day. And though those 2 Coral Blues look like they could be a boy and a girl, I hear nothing but yelling from them. (Geez! No wonder Robert wants to smack them if it is a color related thing!)
In the lavenders I see the difference in the backs, however, the wattles are all different. I have girls with cupped wattles, as Kris and Robert saw when they were here. And some have flat wattles so I do not depend on wattles to tell me the difference. I do believe though, that I can see some difference in the horn on top of the head. My boys have larger, more brown horns than the girls. Could be my imagination though. I have noticed it in my free ranging Pearls. I have only 2 girls and 4 boys in that bunch. Poor girls, the boys have been mating them quite often. NOT something I care to see every time I walk out the door.
So, finally, I know what is going on in my Guineas. I just wish I had another free pen for the slate and blues. Maybe....eventually.....
Here is a photo before I moved them that shows my grown slate blue. Notice the flat wattles whereas the female chocolate girl in the photo has cupped wattles. This photo was taken last month.