Guenia Bird info

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Hotwings, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. Hotwings

    Hotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any info would be appreciated. How can you tell the sex of a Guenia? Thank you
     
  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok, to start with, guineas are flighty most of the time. The males we have had are rooster killers. They respond to 'attacks' by loosing all their feathers, I grabbed one hen last night and all the feathers that I was touching just fell out. They are noisy, the females make the buckwheat noise, the males make a chirping noise. They now come in many colors. They are seasonal layers laying in the spring or summer. They have dark meat and taste like a pheasant.That is basically all I can think of right now.
     
  3. Freebie

    Freebie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    ok, what is the buckwheat noise?

    PS. Hotwings, I did not see the guinea last night. Maybe it took off. I will be home more tomorrow, so I should see it if it comes around.

    Denise
     
  4. Freebie

    Freebie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    The little buggar did not come back again. I am releaved, it was being kind of mean to the hens.
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    The buckwheat noise sounds like a squeaky tire or something, its like "pa kwee pa kwee" only the female makes it, the female can also make the male noise. I think there is a site out there that has the noise they make, maybe google guinea noises.
     
  6. GUIENALADY

    GUIENALADY Rest in Peace 1956-2010

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    ok the females do buckwheat noise and usually have the gills pointing toward the back of head...males will dangle below theire chins.

    i say usuallly because this year most of my females have dangly ones! [​IMG] they are flighty ,very noisy, and sometimes mean to the
    other birds. but i love them anyway ! [​IMG]

    they are also great bug eaters and watchdogs.
     
  7. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    also known as "pot-rack" or "pot-a-rack"
     
  8. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    ah cool...so I have a girl! Cause she is a LOUD annoying, feather shedding little urghhhh
     
  9. Glor

    Glor Out Of The Brooder

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    The males are very noisy, much more than the females. if you have migraines or neighbors that don't like noisie these will be the 1 bird NOT to get. They are interesting birds but I have burnt out light bulbs that are brighter than them. I had one last year that put a mean rooster in his place once the mean rooster relized
    His place then they all got a long. I have 8 alsoi think there are hens im not letting them run around ad right now of those 2are am tring to
     

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