Guineas with bumps above their noses

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by SassyKat6181, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed tonight after lockup that a few of the males have wart like bumps above their noses....in the red colored tissue area. Is this normal or do I need to look them over more closely? Thanks
     
  2. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I am right they are males. Males have bumps and females are flatter. If I am wrong I am sorry.
     
  3. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To clarify more, they almost look like the warts that muscovy ducks get.
     
  4. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, they do have a little bump but none of mine have a Huge bump or anything.
    Here is a picture of one of my males, and they all look like that.

    (he has a cold, that's why he has that snot on his nose and his face is swollen)
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  5. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's normal, if they are males... that's called the "cere", and is a helpful characteristic to look for/at when determining their sex when they have abnormal/incorrect or asymmetrical wattles. Only the males will develop this fleshy lump.
    But if they are females it could be some sort of infection, or wound causing some swelling. Usually with swelling tho there is some type of discharge or they have gunked up/plugged nostrils and you can hear they have problems breathing.
    Watch their behavior, if they shake their head a lot, or sneeze frequently then I'd catch one and check them out up close. My guess is that it's just the males in your flock are fully maturing tho.
    I have a few males that have very prominent ceres. I'll try to get some profile pics of them tomorrow.
     
  6. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    FWIW the Cere color is a determinant amongst many breeds of fowl. Very interesting.
     
  7. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll have to get a picture of them this afternoon, if I can. It is not one bump, but a series of small wart like bumps above the nostrils. Mostly on the larger males.
     
  8. Guinea and Chicken raiser

    Guinea and Chicken raiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all guineas have bumps above their beaks. it's normal.
     

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