ginuea ?

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

  1. only one lay

    only one lay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2008
    litchfield mi
    It is about a year old


    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

    Jan 16, 2009
    Colbert, Ga
    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
    Shamong, NJ
    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.
    Our first guinea egg

    edited for spelling error
    Last edited: May 7, 2009
  4. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    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

    Nov 2, 2008
    litchfield mi
    Thank you all very much.
  6. hippie

    hippie Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 31, 2009
    N.E. missouri
    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

    Apr 4, 2008
    SE Indiana
    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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