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Bantam Guineas?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by farmerChef, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Aunt wants to know if there are mini-guineas, I told her I dont think so, but I wanted to doublecheck on here.

    She has a fasination with mini animals [​IMG] , mini horses, mini donkey, mini llamas, alpacas, babydoll sheep, dwarf rabbits, little dogs, bantams, etc....
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not to the best of my knowledge there isn't... but I can save all my runts from next year's hatches for her if she wants to try to develop a new mini-variety, lol [​IMG]
     
  3. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    I asked the same thing about if theres Mini-Peafowl earlier this year and they said it was possible but would take 10-20+ years to actually have a true breeding mini size peacock/peahen.
    Its possible but it just takes time.
     
  4. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OMG I want one (or 2 or 3, a mini Peacock)! Way too cute!!!!
     
  5. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Quote:OMG I want one (or 2 or 3, a mini Peacock)! Way too cute!!!!

    Thats why I asked! LOL
    It would so neat to be a mini size peacock!
     
  6. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:Ya know? I have a couple that came from Peeps that are about two thirds the size of their brothers and sisters. I betcha it would be so possible to develop a bantam version.... But breeding true would be another issue.
     
  7. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    perchie.girl :

    Quote:Ya know? I have a couple that came from Peeps that are about two thirds the size of their brothers and sisters. I betcha it would be so possible to develop a bantam version.... But breeding true would be another issue.

    Uh oh, sorry, didn't mean to send you any runts, that hatch lasted longer than expected, so the littlest ones I put in the box were the last to hatch and barely all the way fluffed and dried when I had to box everybody up in a rush and then haul butt to the post office to get them shipped out on time... I didn't realize there were any runts in the mix tho [​IMG]
     
  8. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:Ya know? I have a couple that came from Peeps that are about two thirds the size of their brothers and sisters. I betcha it would be so possible to develop a bantam version.... But breeding true would be another issue.

    Uh oh, sorry, didn't mean to send you any runts, that hatch lasted longer than expected, so the littlest ones I put in the box were the last to hatch and barely all the way fluffed and dried when I had to box everybody up in a rush and then haul butt to the post office to get them shipped out on time... I didn't realize there were any runts in the mix tho [​IMG]

    LOL... like i care..... Love my littluns love my BIGuns and love my InbetweenUNS.....

    I have a pair of each.
    Littluns: Miss Peggy who is a light Lavender and a Pearl Male PeeWee...

    InbetweenUNS: Are Pearls Miss Pearl and LittleBob.

    BigUN: Miss Violet who is a Lavender and a Pearl Male BigBob
     
  9. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL too cute, all with names even [​IMG]
    And looks like you have enough Pearl Greys to get a decent number of dark keets from their eggs next spring [​IMG]. If not, I'll for sure set ya up [​IMG]
     
  10. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:LOL.... that whole naming thing will end when the flock gets as big as I want it.... Miss Peggy will always be identifiable but I am going to band the others so I can tell my original stock from the rest.
     

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