Guinea Keets (NC)

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by patyrdz, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

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    I have 20 keets for sale. More are due to hatch Tuesday. Pick up only!

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  2. SamG347

    SamG347 Songster

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    I hope the pic isnt of the "lavender" keets your selling.
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  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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  4. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

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    Why? What color do you think they are? The parents have a faint purple neck. [​IMG]

    Hmmm I guess they are common guinea that produce lavender keets!The last two batches had a few gray keets (left and back in picture) Never trust what you are told!!

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  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:The little grey ones are the lavenders.
     
  6. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

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    Quote:The little grey ones are the lavenders.

    The little grey ones came from my guineas. They are all the same color, so I don'y know why they are throwing different color keets.
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It is possible (highly likely actually) that some of your birds are not pure for lavender. These keets look like pearls, so your birds must have pearl in them as well. I'm not sure how that works, since I believe that lavender is recessive [​IMG] Or they could be a different color entirely. But the light colored ones are the lavender keets, they'll have light purple stripes on their heads when they hatch.
     
  8. La Unica Farms

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    The Pearl gene is dominant in guineas like grey in horses. so even if your guineas are lavender. If one of the grandparents was pearl you will produce pearl.
     

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