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Does a roo have a cupped wattle and the hen have a straight wattle or is it just the breed or do they both have cupped wattlesidunno.gif

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Does a roo have a cupped wattle and the hen have a straight wattle or is it just the breed or do they both have cupped wattlesidunno.gif

From what I've been told, this is correct.

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That's a "General Rule of Thumb", and not always accurate. Relying on the female's two-syllable call is the best and earliest way of telling who's what.

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Muddy, you must have missed me telling you about wattles in a reply to one of the PMs you sent me (you asked about sexing keets). Or maybe you don't believe me? LOL lol.png

 

I'll copy and paste what I wrote to you, just in case you skimmed over it and accidently missed it:

 

"most males will have larger wattles... but some males can have one large cupped wattle and 1 flat wattle or even 2 flat wattles like a Hen should have. And some Hens can end up growing pretty large cupped wattles too, or even one of each as well.... so wattle size/shape isn't 100% reliable way to sex a bird."

 

 

According to Proposed Guinea Fowl Standards, male Guinea Fowl should have large cupped wattles that stick out from the face, female Guinea Fowl should have smaller wattles that lay flat to the face. (Does not mean they all do tho).

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