French Guineas

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by poultryfan73, May 12, 2010.

  1. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Songster

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    I was at the feed store and i was offered 5 french guineas. I have a trio of regular guinea fowl... i took the 5. Can french guineas breed on their own? Should i be concerned about anything?
     
  2. poultryfan73

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    anyone?
     
  3. beerman

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    From what I know about the french, they drink wine not water.
    Sorry couldn't help it [​IMG]
     
  4. So far as I can tell, they are just larger - about 2 lbs heavier. I would expect that they would socialize & breed with other guineas if given the chance. I don't have any experience with this, though.
     
  5. poultryfan73

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    Okay i could use bigger birds in my flock so thats a good thing. [​IMG]
     
  6. Randy

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    I've read that you are supposed to AI if you want to have a good hatch rate. I have a mixed flock and have been having good hatch rates but it may be the regular roos that are getting the job done.
     
  7. krazyfarm1000

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    Yea, although guinea fowl originated in Africa, the French have selectively bred the fowl to produce a bigger strain of guinea fowl for meat production. French guinea fowl retain the watchdog personalities and tick eating instincts they are known for. No guinea fowl will reproduce well in confinement but if allowed to free range, they should reproduce without any need for AI. Source
     

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