Does anyone know how to sex a guinea fowl?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Sphynxii, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. Sphynxii

    Sphynxii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have four guinea fowl and they all look the same. :O Im so confused the only differences there are is, one is white, and one has a hint of purple around its neck other than that they all look and sound the same help!
     
  2. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only way to tell for sure is by their voice, only females have a double syllable call, it sounds like they are saying "Come back".
     
  3. Sphynxii

    Sphynxii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay well to be honest mine sound like their saying poocook
     
  4. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Mine said Buckweat..... The males or cocks will carry themselves a little more upright. And they NEVER say Buckwheat. Once they are past their first mating season they get much quieter. So you have to listen and observe which one is saying it.

    Then to keep track of who is who the next deal is to band them boy girl..... Now THAT is an adventure..... [​IMG]

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  5. Sphynxii

    Sphynxii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha thankyou :)
     
  6. hilaryhake

    hilaryhake Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told the dangly things on their faces are larger on males than females. After observing mine, the ones who make the double syllable calls all have smaller dangly things (sorry, I don't know what they are called lol) and the one who sound kind of like a chain saw or weed eater have larger dangly things. But I don't know if that is true or not.
     
  7. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Yep the Wattles are supposedly larger and more colorful on males. If you are going with the Standards of Perfection they use at shows. But I had a female that had the largest ones.... and a male that had one large one and one small one.... LOL.

    I think too especially at one year and younger its hardest to really see differences. Tried and true though is the call. Though I did have one bird that NEVER opened His or her mouth..... While all the rest were either screaming or buckweating at me he/she would just stand there and stare.... Or run and fly with the rest. Its name was Pat.

    For what its worth when I was brooding up forty keets in the garage I heard lots of peep sounds..... and quite a few PeepPeep sounds. So I suspect if you were to sort em then youd have them sexed at about two weeks within about five percent....

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  8. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

  9. Sphynxii

    Sphynxii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankyou so much! will the males fight with the others because as far as im aware i have 2 males.
     

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