Any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Pretty-Poultry, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Pretty-Poultry

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    My little guinea fowl is about 2 months old, and I was wondering if there is any way to be able to tell the gender? Any suggestions help :)
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Catch it, put it in a cage or crate out of site but within earshot of the other birds in it's flock (if there are any... if not put it in a cage/crate in an area it is not used to and make sure to stay out of it's site).. then sit back and listen for it to make a 2 syllable buck-wheat call. Young Hens will usually start calling out right away. Only Hens make that call, never the males. If after 20-25 minutes it's just peeping the little baby distressed peep/cry... it may be too soon for it to buck-wheat, or it may be a male... and I'd try separating it and listening for the 2 syllable call again in a couple more weeks.
     
  3. Pretty-Poultry

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    Thanks, ill try that when it stops raining :)
     
  4. Pretty-Poultry

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    What is a buckwheat call?
     
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  5. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Watching this video should clarify it for ya.
     
  6. Pretty-Poultry

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    Oh okay :) that is...... Different! Haha
     

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