Can Guineas be sexed by their pubic bones?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Jeanette56, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Jeanette56

    Jeanette56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once Guineas are full grown can they be sexed like chickens by checking the width between the pubic bones? In male chickens there is little or no space between the pubic bones but in hens there is between two-four fingers width between the pubic bones.

    Thanks!
     
  2. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Haven't been able to hang on to one long enough one handed to try. if I take a hand off I have to guard my face from flapping wings. LOL

    RobertH
     
  3. Jeanette56

    Jeanette56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yah! I hear you. I have one penned that I am pretty sure is female and I'm going to check her tonight OR at least try! :cd


     
  4. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think it is best to sex by the sound they make. two syllable = Female One = boy

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  5. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Less dangerous too.

    PS I have read DO NOT hold them upside down by the leggs like some people do chickens

    RobertH
     
  6. Jeanette56

    Jeanette56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read the same thing Robert. No worries there.
    There will be no Guineas harmed in the event of handling! :hugs
    I've got the calls worked out but when ten of them are going off at the same time it's hard to tell who is making which noise! LOL :barnie


     
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  7. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, wish I had a blow gun with tranquilizer darts. LOL just finished marking our pen of 17

    Girls get Leg bands, Boys do not

    RobertH
     
  8. JLeigh

    JLeigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's what I just did: I separated each of my guineas from the rest of the flock and waited a couple of minutes. The female will make the two-syllable call if she's a female. Sometimes it can take a minute or two. (Turns out I have four females out of four guineas which is bad since I want to hatch next spring.) I don't know about vent sexing guineas as adults - but I just wait until there is either an egg or the call. I've never heard of anyone being able to tell by the width of the bones, but that doesn't mean it isn't done. There's a WHOLE LOT that I don't know! :).
     
  9. Jeanette56

    Jeanette56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what I would like to do too Robert.
    Hence the reason for my question.

     
  10. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    We could probably spare a boy if you wanted coral blue. just trying to help

    RobertH

    just PM KrisH if interested
     

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