any way to sex guineas

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by chickenlittle32, May 7, 2009.

  1. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Is there anyway to sex guineas when they are full grown?
     
  2. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    a male guineas waddles will be larger or hang more then a females, and male cant make a certain soun but the female can make both sets of sounds
     
  3. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    The adult guinea male is called a cock. He makes a one-syllable sound when alerted by anything unusual. He is also recognized (as the adult pictured) by having larger wattles than the female, and a somewhat larger helmet. He makes a ONE-syllable sound only: "CHI-CHi-Chi-chi...".
    The adult female is called the guinea hen. She makes a two-syllable sound commonly: "buck-wheat,buck-wheat". She can immitate the sound of the cock.
    As keets, determining the sex is nearly impossible, until they discover their voices at about 8 weeks of age. The size of the wattles on keets will be the nearly the same until they are a few months old when the wattles of the male begin to develop. (Vent sexing keets is difficult.)

    Although wattle size and some actions may suggest the sex of a adult guinea fowl, sound is the sure way to determine the sex (as is vent sexing older guineas).

    This is from: http://www.guineafowl.com/fritsfarm/guineas/sexing/
     
  4. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    I would like this answer also! I have 16 guinea eggs being set Saturday!
     
  5. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    thank you froggie for aswering the noise end i wasnt sure how to explain that good job!
     
  6. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Thank you all so much for your help!!! Very much appreciated!
     
  7. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    Quote:Looks like your answer made it before I finished typing [​IMG]
     
  8. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Glad to be of help. So many people have been a great help so far. [​IMG]
     
  9. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    hey frogger i have another guinea ? for ya
     
  10. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Thanks cw, but as you may have seen in my other thread I have my hands full with the one I have. Plus we have 5 eggs in bator supposed to be hatching this weekend and another 20 or so eggs in the nest I guess the guinea was trying to protect?
     

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