Favorite type of guinea?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by chicksducks1, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. chicksducks1

    chicksducks1 In the Brooder

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    I'm planning on getting some guineas here soon, so I was wondering what types of guinea you guys like the best and why? Thanks!
     

  2. Table4Six

    Table4Six Crowing

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    I have never owned guineas before, but personally I like lavender guineas due to their beautiful coloration.
     
  3. GlennLee

    GlennLee Songster

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    Are you asking about the available colors or species? Most guinea owners I know have what is known as the Helmeted species - what people think of as the domesticated variety. Within this species are many color choices and then there is a size difference between the regular domestics and the French Jumbos, which were developed as a French meat bird are about 1/3 larger than the regular domestics.
     
  4. GlennLee

    GlennLee Songster

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    The lavenders are a pretty color. Most photos you see are of the Pearls - grayish, black with polka dots. Here is a reference for other colors.

    http://guineas.com/colorchart/
     
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