Advice on Colors and Quantity

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  1. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to buy some more guinea keets in the spring to add to my flock I have now. I have a pretty good idea of what colors I am going to get but I was just wondering if there were any colors that were more rare than the others. So just say how many of which colors depending on their rarity.
    Here are the colors that I have now: Pearl, White, Buff Dundotte, Buff, Slate, Brown, Royal Purple, and Coral Blue.
    Here are the colors that the person that I am buying from next year has: Blonde, Brown, Bronze, Buff, Buff Dundotte, Coral Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Lite Blue, Lite Lavender, Opaline, Pastel, Porcelain, Powder Blue, Pearl, Pewter, Royal Purple, Sky Blue, Slate, Violet , White.

    Thanks,
    Ashley
     
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  2. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aren't any of these colors more rare?
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    These are the colors that are rare in my area: Blonde , Bronze, Buff, Buff Dundotte, Coral Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Opaline, Pastel, Powder Blue,Pewter, Royal Purple, Sky Blue, Slate, Violet
     
  4. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok, some of those I have, but the ones that I don't I will definably be getting some of them. I saw that you live in TX, that is where the ones I am getting in the spring are coming from! I am sooo excited!!
     
  5. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my area all of the non-pearled colors are rare (and I don't have any in my breeding flocks). The non-pearled colors are recessive to all the partially or fully pearled colors.

    Unless you keep certain colors separated, your flock has a lot of dominant colors and degrees of pearling in it already and their colors and degrees of pearling will have major potential to dominate your hatches if they breed with your new colors. (One of the main reasons why I have a light flock and a dark flock, had I let everyone breed freely, I'd have ended up with mostly dark keets).
     
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  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Quote:Ok, some of those I have, but the ones that I don't I will definably be getting some of them. I saw that you live in TX, that is where the ones I am getting in the spring are coming from! I am sooo excited!!

    Oh that's cool! Where are you ordering from? I think I may pick up a few more next year.
     
  7. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok, some of those I have, but the ones that I don't I will definably be getting some of them. I saw that you live in TX, that is where the ones I am getting in the spring are coming from! I am sooo excited!!

    Oh that's cool! Where are you ordering from? I think I may pick up a few more next year.

    From H and H Poultry. Here is the website. Click
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Wow those are some nice birds!
     
  9. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh that's cool! Where are you ordering from? I think I may pick up a few more next year.

    From H and H Poultry. Here is the website. Click

    UM, I'll have a pair in each colour [​IMG] I am green once again [​IMG]
     
  10. ozguineafowl

    ozguineafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some lovely colours there the Royals are awesome
     

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