Just curious if anyone knows why this is happening now. I started years ago with a pair of pearl guineas. Never had any other color on the farm, ever. From that original pair I hatched a few dozen and every year have been hatching from the previous year's birds. In the past 6 years or so I've probably hatched out close to a thousand keets. All are descended from that original pair. This spring, I sat eggs as normal and last week had a blueish, silvery looking keet hatch out. Now, this morning, I have another. I'm assuming it's lavender although I have no experience with any color other than the regular old everyday, run-of-the-mill pearls. My question is this.... Why now? What would cause what is obviously a very recessive gene to pop up after all these years? I think they look cool, just puzzled as to why I've never had it happen before now.