bantam guineas!!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by fowlsessed, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do bantam guineas exist? Anyone ever try breeding some? I want to try [​IMG] . Any advice someone might have? thanks
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I don't believe there are any yet but that would be a interesting project to do!
     
  3. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is not a bantam variety of Guinea Fowl that I know of, larger varieties have been developed, but not smaller so more than likely you would be starting from scratch [​IMG] It's common to get a few runts here and there from a typical backyard flock, but... usually they are runts/suffer stunted growth because of a genetic defect or underlying health/disease issue. The defects and/or health issues usually equate to failure to thrive and/or shorter lifespans. Getting them to breed true, and healthy would take a lot of time, effort and determination. I'm not saying it's not possible to develop a bantam variety... but it would most definitely be a time consuming, long drawn out project.

    I wouldn't mind a flock of Mini-Guineas, just think how cute the little keets would be, lol [​IMG]
     
  4. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if I would want a half sized guinea with an attitude!!!!! [​IMG] Also, just think how small the brain would be on a miniguni !
     
  5. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It is interesting, brain size is not really a good indication of intelligence but brain size related to their body size is. For example toy dogs are not dumber on average than large breeds even though the larger breed has a bigger brain.
     
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  6. ozguineafowl

    ozguineafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, there are no 'bantam' in guinea fowls but I have read of the odd dwarf keet hatching only to die a few days later [​IMG]
     
  7. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It is interesting, brain size is not really a good indication of intelligence but brain size related to their body size is. For example toy dogs are not dumber on average than large breeds even though the larger breed has a bigger brain.

    You would have to have guineas to get the joke. They are not know for being the smartest!
     
  8. ozguineafowl

    ozguineafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It is interesting, brain size is not really a good indication of intelligence.

    Good point you make there [​IMG]
     

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