buff dundotte

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by fowlsessed, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read that buff dondotte guineas mature faster than other colors. based on any experience, is this true. And are there any other different things about them
     
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  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never heard that before, and I am not sure why any one would say that... a Helmeted Guinea Fowl is a Helmeted Guinea Fowl, regardless of color, lol (unless it's a French or Jumbo). It's definitely not true in my flocks (BDs included), all colors mature at the same rate, as long as they are fed the same high protein diet. Only difference about the BDs that I know of, and have observed in my own flocks is that the Hens are always darker than the males, so you can easily sex them as early as the day they hatch (if you have both sexes to compare to each other).
     
  3. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I had read it in a mcmurray catalog.
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  4. birdbrain5

    birdbrain5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] buff dundottes, on my wish list for this spring!!
     
  5. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pics, Pics Pics [​IMG]
     
  6. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's weird, I have never heard of that. I don't think it's true either. I have raised several and have not noticed any differences.
     
  7. solanaskyes

    solanaskyes Out Of The Brooder

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    My buff dondottes have never really gotten buff colored, they're basically white, but if you look closely you can see the pearling. Oddly enough, my friend took some dondotte keets from the same order mine came from and his all turned a pretty light buff color. They're from the same batch, raised the same way, and fed the same food. I have 1 male, 1 female, my friend also ended up with both sexes. [​IMG]
     

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