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Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by chickenlittle32, May 7, 2009.
Is there anyway to sex guineas when they are full grown?
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
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/
I would like this answer also! I have 16 guinea eggs being set Saturday!
thank you froggie for aswering the noise end i wasnt sure how to explain that good job!
Thank you all so much for your help!!! Very much appreciated!
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Glad to be of help. So many people have been a great help so far.
hey frogger i have another guinea ? for ya
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?