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Guinea heads!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by farmgirl1995, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. farmgirl1995

    farmgirl1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are the little knobs on guineas heads called?
     
  2. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Helmets. The domestic guinea is the Helmeted Guinea fowl, one of six (or is it three?) speicies of guinea.
     
  3. farmgirl1995

    farmgirl1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know the different kinds of species?
     
  4. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Well, hmm...

    Vulturine

    Helmeted

    Crested (goofy looking!)

    Black breasted

    White breasted

    all Guineas are from order Galliformes (with chickens and gamebirds) and family Phasianidae. They are wild in Africa, and can be quite a pest to the African Farmers, due to their voracious appitite for bugs, ticks and seeds.


    You should definately read Gardening with Guineas if you haven't already! It is very helpful if you raise guineas. I don't yet but would like to get some.

    Hope this helps! [​IMG]
     
  5. farmgirl1995

    farmgirl1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I was planning on getting that book anyways:)
     

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