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Asking for help identifying this guinea chick - Color

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by merboe, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. merboe

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    We just had our first hatch of guinea eggs, I was wondering if anyone can tell me what color this one is. I have identified all the others but this one has me confused. Thanks for all the help!!
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  2. Wyandottes7

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  4. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a little hard to tell when their heads are still a little sticky from hatching, and not quite fluffed up all the way but...

    If the lines on it's head are thin, broken and squiggly AND the wings are white all the way up to the shoulders (which is what it looks like to me in that pic)... then it's a Coral Blue. But if the colors are kind of washed out, it may be a Lite Blue.

    If there's a wide center stripe with a couple of sets of thinner outlining stripes on the head and the wings are grey/blue like the rest of it's body then it's a Lavender. But if the colors are kind of washed out (and it has the wide center head stripe), it may be a Lite Lavender.
     
  5. merboe

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    This is the pic of the whole group, out of a dozen ordered (I received an extra 6 with the dozen) only 12 were fertile after candling @ 14 days. I hatched 11 of the 12 in a forced air incubator in 26-28 days. I am SO thrilled!! Thanks for all the input I thought this one might offer a little more clarity.
     
  6. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yah, I very clearly see a Coral Blue keet in that mix, it's 2nd keet from the right, at the top in this pic.
    Cute hatch, congrats!
     
  7. merboe

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    Ok, here is another one I am having a hard time identifying, all help is appreciated!!!
     
  8. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Pied Brown to me... it's one that hatched with blended down (no stripes). When I hatch out keets that look like this (with the blended down, in any color) they end up having just a few white flight feathers on their wings an a small patch of or some scattered white feathers on their chest (slightly Pied).
     
  9. BarbaraNH

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    I'd love to know what the brownish one turns out to be, merboe, especially if it ends up being pied or not. It wouldn't surprise me if it ends up being a Chestnut or a Walnut, one of the tan-based solid varieties. Very pretty keet no matter what color it is!
     
  10. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The rest of the hatch is fully-pearled and partially-pearled, (and looks like 2 pure Whites probably from a Pied X Pied breeding) .Doesn't seem that probable to me that anything as recessive a Walnut or Chestnut would show up in the hatch (unless these keets are out of an order of mixed eggs from a hatchery that separates by variety). If these eggs are from a mixed flock with Pieds in it, then the probability of that keet being a blended down Brown (Pied) keet are pretty good IMO/IME.
     

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