Guinea Fowl

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Silkie Chick, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Silkie Chick

    Silkie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have 5 guinea fowls (3 pearl, 1 white, and 1 coral blue). I don't know how to tell which ones are girls/boys... How do you tell the difference?
  2. Silkie Chick

    Silkie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    By the way, they are about three and a half months.
  3. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    Only way I know how is to listen to them. The males make a single sound call, sort of 'ack ack ack'

    the females make a double call, ack ACK ack ACK ack ACK.

    the problem you'll have is with the 3 pearls, remembering which one is which unless you band them, or if they each have very different head markings, etc.

    Good luck,
  4. SuttonHeritageFarm

    SuttonHeritageFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2011
    Jackson Springs, NC
    Like posted before only girls make the 2 sylable "buck wheat" call. Boys and girls make the call that sounds kind of like a machine gun. lol
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    Like the others said, the easiest way to sex them is by their different calls. Just in case you've never heard the female's call, here it is:

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