boy or girl? *updated with video/new sounds*

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by mydog8it, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. mydog8it

    mydog8it Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have an opinion on the sex of this guinea? It's about 10-12 weeks old. The only noise I've heard it make is the cute twirly cooo and the jackhammering chi-chi-chi.

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  2. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First thought by the picture was male and then I first read cooo as coco and thought it was the two syllable sound of a girl but if it's a single syllable cooo then I'm sticking with male.
    Either way it's a good looking guinea!
     
  3. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He has boy wattles.
     
  4. Finn's Mom

    Finn's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, the chi-chi-chi is a dead giveaway -- pretty boy!
     
  5. joyous

    joyous Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty Boy!
     
  6. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    male because of his wattles
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Pretty Pearl Roo. [​IMG]
     
  8. mydog8it

    mydog8it Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome - thank you! The coo is like a soft trill-type whistle, almost like a purr - it's not either of the sounds the boys or girls are supposed to make so it had me stumped.

    So, I have another question. He started picking on the chickens a couple of weeks ago, pecking and chasing them. I tried separating him from the chickens for about 2 weeks, then put them back together hoping he would fall down the bottom of the pecking order, but no luck. He just won't stop chasing and pecking them & they're all terrified of him. Is there a way to fix this behavior or is that just what boys do?
     
  9. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 boys that do the same thing, and now they have started on the ducks! I do love them but I seriously am thinking of rehoming them, and just having an all female flock of guineas.
     
  10. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    You just have the one? if so, that's why he is picking on the chickens. I have 17 (EEK) in with my chickens and they only pick on each other. [​IMG]
     

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