Guineas from ideal

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by J3172, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. J3172

    J3172 Songster

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    I ordered pearl guineas from ideal and now the babies are several months old. They have huge legs and were bigger then the whites and lavanders I had in with them when they were young. Do you think they would of sent me french instead, as I want keets next year I hope they aren't. Has anyone else had this problem before?
     
  2. cracking up

    cracking up Songster

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    Maybe they're jumbos. I think jumbos can mate naturally. Some people say their pearls are bigger than whites. My whites were kind of wimpy.
     
  3. J3172

    J3172 Songster

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    mine too
     
  4. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    My whites are much smaller and scruffier than my pearls and lavenders. I hatched the pearls and lavenders, so I just figured the hatchery sent me less robust birds, but now that I think of it, all the whites I tried to hatch died in shell and all the pearls and lavenders hatched (same incubator). Maybe whites are just a little more frail?
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Pearls are always larger than the other colors. I had 3 lavs and 1 pearl from Ideal and the pearl was humongous.
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I haven't had white before, but my Pearls and Pied guin-guins are a pretty good size!
     

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