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Try this Breeders List , they have quite a few listings for Tx that breed lots of colors. Maybe one of them is close to you, or will ship.

 

ETA... Yes your Guinea Hen can hatch out some hybrids. They are rare, and usually don't live as long as normal poultry breeds tho. And of course they are sterile. But if she hatches a whole clutch you could sell them and pay for new keets or eggs! cool.png



Thanks, the hunt is ON! Maybe DH will like the colors enough to not have a COW when they hatch out guineas wink.png, he loves babies. Lol

 

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Awwww, my little Turkey Girl laid an egg yesterday. Poor girl doesn't even have a boyfriend, lol... unless one of the Guinea boys is sweet on her. I don't  think male Guineas are equipped well enough to breed a Turkey Hen tho lau.gif ... but I'm not sure. (Not gonna check either, lmao!). I popped the egg in the incubator just for chits and giggles wink.png

 

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(She was preening, all fluffed up with her head buried in her feathers, and I called her... huh?? what??)

So ugly she's pretty!


Edited by PeepsCA - 3/31/12 at 11:24am
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  She's a beautiful girl. The old maids are alittle sad tho, do you have wid turkeys in your area?  We have wild turkeys that sometimes come to the fenceline to talk to our turkeys. I have never seen them on our side of the fence and our guys are too heavy to go over there.  Hearing my one guinea girl Buckwheat with no one to answer her is sad, but she will have a flock later this year.

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There are lots of Wild Turkeys in my area, but I have not seen them come thru here in a couple years since my 10+ acres is now perimeter fenced. She thinks she is a Guinea tho, since she was hatched and raised with her flock. She stays close to them always, never has chosen to fly over the fence and leave. She's actually from a nest of eggs that a Wild Turkey Hen shared with my friend's Porcelain Guinea Hen 3 seasons ago... my friend had to break up the nest because her Guinea Hen went broody on them,  so she gave me all the eggs. It was either eat them or incubate them... glad I incubated them! Eventually I'll get her a boyfriend...

 

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Sorry, I should have been more clear.  It wasn't an egg that went bad but the incubator.  Hard boiled the entire batch of eggs.  Obviously, this doesn't happen very often but still not sure it's something I'm willing to risk--especially given how inexpensive used hovabators are compared to a trustworthy cabinet!
 

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Fluffy i candle mine before i put them in the bater, then at 2 weeks and then again at lock down and i have never had a rotten egg blow up in the bater,.

I use GOF cabinet bators exclusively now and never open it till i candle I have a 90 percent hatch rate.

Good luck on your hatch


Peeps, your story about how your turkey came to be is hilarious!  And she is lovely...in her own unique way! lol
 

 

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Hatched another of my normal looking (reddish) Chocolate keets this morning yesss.gif

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post #317 of 695

These are adorable! I have never seen the Chocolate ones before! Keep showing pics as new ones arrive! Just love looking at these sweet things!
 

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Hatched another of my normal looking (reddish) Chocolate keets this morning yesss.gif

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Three guineas- one male ,two hens. One great supportive husband. 3 Japanese Chins. 4 grown children but no grands yet.

I am a huge gardener of flowers and some veggies. 

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Three guineas- one male ,two hens. One great supportive husband. 3 Japanese Chins. 4 grown children but no grands yet.

I am a huge gardener of flowers and some veggies. 

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These little reddish Chocolate keets mature to look like this (the 2 outer Hens, the Hen in the middle is a Brown):

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post #319 of 695

Wow.....they're beautiful!!

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Totally gorgeous--as keets and adults!  I can't wait. :D  We are now getting fix to six eggs a day, so pretty much all our females are laying.  Our pied keeps trying to go broody on the nest (even though we collect all the eggs every day) so I go get her each night and bring her back to the coop.  So far, she hasn't managed to take my fingers off, but not for lack of trying!

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