Buffs

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by guineaguy, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. guineaguy

    guineaguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To get good colored buffs that are semi pearled and you only have buff dundotte hen and 2 cinnamon hens a blonde hen and royal rooster a bronze rooster or blonde rooster which way would be best to breed to get them ?
     
  2. guineaguy

    guineaguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Forgot about opaline rooster sldo
     
  3. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, that's kind of a toss up. There's no ideal pairing to work with there that will guarantee you'll hatch out Buff keets [​IMG]
    This is only my opinion, and what I'd try if I only had those colors/varieties to work with...

    If you have the breeding pen space for a trio, then you could try grouping the Blonde Hen and the
    Buff Dundotte Hen with the Opaline male. You may only get fully pearled keets from the Buff Dundotte's eggs tho, because of the dominant fully-pearled gene. The Blonde male may work out paired with the Buff Dundotte Hen too, but again the fully-pearled gene may weigh in heavily on that pairing as well. Even tho she has the correct base color, you may only get fully pearled keets from the Buff Dundotte Hen no matter who you breed her with. 2 of her offspring (fathered by either partially-pearled male) bred to each other the following season should produce some Buff keets in their hatches tho. Let me reiterate should, lol).



    I'd also use that Opaline male with your Cinnamon Hens, just to see what hatches... he is a wild card, and you may get lucky, or even hatch a new color that's not in your flock yet.





    .Are you going to incubate the eggs or let the Hens brood their own eggs?
     
  4. guineaguy

    guineaguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The opaline and the buff dun. and one cinnamon are nest mates don't know if out of same parents or rooster or such. So may carry the semi gene already? I have an old Oakes round metal incubator that I have had for 30 + years now it holds 60 chicken eggs and it held more quail eggs than my mom could get done yelling at me when they went every direction when I opened it years ago in her basement!!!!! Think it was 160-200 lol we spent hours finding them all!
     
  5. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL, too funny I can only imagine all those tiny quail chicks running all over the place, lol... I've only hatched a dozen or so at a time, but even just that many were like popcorn when I'd open the 'bator lid, lol. Lesson learned quick for you, I bet lol.

    Good luck hatching Buffs, keep us posted. [​IMG] Laying season's about to kick in again around here... luckily only 2 out of my 60+ Hens are laying so far (Mmmm, breakfast).
    Ugh tho, I am so not ready to do this again, lol.
     
  6. guineaguy

    guineaguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] my first babies of 2013!!!!
     
  7. JLeigh

    JLeigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guineaguy, those are adorable keets!!!! Cute, cute, cute.

    One word of advice, get them off the newspaper asap if you haven't already. Use heavily textured paper towels, old bath towels (without strings hanging out all over the place like most of my towels, LOL) or rubberized shelf liner. Keets need a lot of texture so that their legs and feet develop properly. They have too much trouble standing, or simply can't, on a slick surface.
     
  8. guineaguy

    guineaguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey peeps these are what I think my blonde/chocolates are looking more like the hen looks the closest to this especially wings on both body color is still different [​IMG]
     
  9. guineaguy

    guineaguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Think the guineas are starting to feel like spring the royal purple and the opaline Roos just had a knock down feathers flying and one a running away and the other on its tail feathers all over five acres and the others running after those two. Lol
     
  10. guineaguy

    guineaguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fight that is if ya didn't get the jest of it checked them on the roost tonight couple red bruises on there heads. Lol they were serious and mad!!!!!
     

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