ginuea ?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by only one lay, May 7, 2009.

  1. only one lay

    only one lay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is about a year old
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    I started getting another egg of odd shape. If a girl could she have just started laying at this age?
     
  2. embkm

    embkm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A guinea egg is shaped different than a chicken egg. I was worried about telling the difference until we found our first one. And yes, she could jsut now be laying her first egg. I was told they only lay seasonally in the spring. Of course, I could be wrong... I don't know as much about guineas as I should. Never planned on getting her, but my 4yo DD had to have her.
     
  3. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
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    That is a pearl gray guinea. They do start laying in the spring. Ours were born in July and just started laying. They do lay in cycles spring, summer and i think in early fall. The egg is sort of long, skinny and speckled orange.
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    Our first guinea egg

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    Last edited: May 7, 2009
  4. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try to crack that egg, if you think your gonna break the counter your cracking it on, it is a guinea egg. Should be pointier than regular egg too.
     
  5. only one lay

    only one lay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all very much.
     
  6. hippie

    hippie Out Of The Brooder

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    that looks like a male to me. every year i forget what a guinea egg looks like but it is unmistakeable. if you drop it on the concrete and it doesn't break, it a guinea egg.
     
  7. warcard

    warcard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls can get big wattles like only-one-lay's, I only guarantee a girl if I have heard the two-tone "buck-wheat" call out of her.

    Yeah, if you gotta really whack the egg to break it, it is a guinea egg. They are also more "pyramidal" instead of "ovally" (okay neither one of those is probably a real word but they are descriptive [​IMG] )
     

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