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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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Originally Posted by muddychicken2 View Post

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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""""but some males can have one large cupped wattle and 1 flat wattle """"

 

Is that permanent or temporary condition? One of ours, which has become slugish, has one that is now flat where we didn't think it was before...I wondered whether there was any relation between wattles and their health...It seemed to go flat when it turned slugish, it's our only experience so we're just questioning it for future reference...Thanx in advance!


Edited by kyexotics - 12/23/14 at 12:56pm

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We've been here since 2009 as kysilkies, couldn't re-access that account.

Silkies(white & buffs are show quality)

White Crested Black Polish

Golden Seabrights

Lakenvelders

Guineas

Sultans

Jumbo & Regular Crested Pekins

Crested Fawn(& mixed) Runners

and our 2 yard sentinels,

the Muscovy Brothers.

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post #6 of 16
Wattles will often change shape over time. Mostly on young ones under 6 months but I have a guinea hen who is two years old and just recently one wattle became curly. Ive never had a wattle going from curly to flat but from my experience, one curly one flat wattle is usually not permanent.
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by muddychicken2 View Post

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 wattles:idunno
In OZ they do yes ALL males have large cupped and ALL females have smaller flat wattles, 100% when sexed correctly by a pro breeder. Not sure about other countries as the gene pool is different and could be slightly different

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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by ColesCreek View Post

In OZ they do yes ALL males have large cupped and ALL females have smaller flat wattles, 100% when sexed correctly by a pro breeder. Not sure about other countries as the gene pool is different and could be slightly different

Okay that's strange because some of my confirmed females who I've seen lay eggs have medium or small cupped wattles and one male who is definitely a male has small flat wattles idunno.gif maybe mine are not proper Aussie bred guineas with a different gene pool idunno.gif
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Bouncie, Chatterbox, Jolene, Zippity, Sunshine, Rainbow, Tiger, Cloudy, Dusk, Dawn(walks on knees) Misty, Dewwe, Summer, Moonlight, December, Bebe
RIP Pippy, Raindrop, Poppette, Snowflake
Sunrise(Dawn's friend) Snow-Glow, Sunset, Stripey
Twinkles(roo) Ashy Ebony, Sooty Moonbeam
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Polkadot, Flap, Glossy, Wisp
Bouncie, Chatterbox, Jolene, Zippity, Sunshine, Rainbow, Tiger, Cloudy, Dusk, Dawn(walks on knees) Misty, Dewwe, Summer, Moonlight, December, Bebe
RIP Pippy, Raindrop, Poppette, Snowflake
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post #9 of 16
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""""
Is that permanent or temporary condition? One of ours, which has become slugish, has one that is now flat where we didn't think it was before...I wondered whether there was any relation between wattles and their health...It seemed to go flat when it turned slugish, it's our only experience so we're just questioning it for future reference...Thanx in advance!
That is interesting kyexotics, maybe the dehydrate in the wattles when sick?

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post #10 of 16
I have a batch of guineas eight now that would make the experts shake their heads. My main male has cupped wattles, but so does my big female. One of our males has small ones... We have a female with large flats. I know what they are only by their sound and leg band numbers.
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