Guineas ?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by KaoticKritters, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. KaoticKritters

    KaoticKritters Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me how to tell the difference between male and female?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yep. Mainly the sounds they make are different. Males make this machine-gun staccato alarm call and females can also make that, but females make a two-syllable call that sounds like, "Come back! Come back!" and males don't do that. Also, the males have longer wattles usually and more upright helmets.
     
  3. KaoticKritters

    KaoticKritters Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks thats better than people telling me to see which one sits on the nest lol
     
  4. billson1

    billson1 Out Of The Brooder

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    or the female sound is like she is saying buck-wheat buck-wheat
     
  5. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    A female guinea call

     
  6. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    Quote:Males are not beggers! That's why the hens sounds like they are saying "come back" "come back" and not the males.......(LOL) JUST JOKIN' 'ROUND.........
     
  7. kyfarmer

    kyfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. KaoticKritters

    KaoticKritters Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for the good info now I think I know which is which. I have somewhat been talked into taking on more birds of all sorts the guineas where the hardest to figure out.
     

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