Have You Ever Seen A Black Guinea??

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by GuineaLady93, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has any one ever heard of Black guineas???
    I saw on a breeders list that someone had Black as one of the colors.
     
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  2. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    bout as close as you can get is Royal Purple. Their plumage is black with very few spots and they have a purple iridescent shine when they are hit by the sun.

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    This picture probably illustrates the color the best I have ever seen. I had some once.... they didn't get to grow up.... sigh.
     
  3. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I searched Black Guinea Fowl I found this picture.
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  4. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:Wow.... They almost look Dyed..... where did you find the pix....
     
  5. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    I tracked down the origins of the picture and it comes from an Italian paper on Guineas..... Very interesting read much of the information I have been trying to locate online. I book marked it for further reading.... Thank goodness Google can translate Italian...
     
  7. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I am in love! They look like little penguins. Really need some of those keets!!!!
     
  8. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:I have a sneaky suspicion that they don't exist the paper where the pictures were posted is from Italy and many many of the pictures were restored from older pictures. I wish they did.... but... maybe more experience people with regard to color will chime in.
     
  9. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    perchie.girl :

    Quote:I have a sneaky suspicion that they don't exist the paper where the pictures were posted is from Italy and many many of the pictures were restored from older pictures. I wish they did.... but... maybe more experience people with regard to color will chime in.

    Oh that would be sad, but I understand a black & white old pic changed over to color could be altered without intent.​
     
  10. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I googled them, it appears they are a separate variety from the helmeted. Wild in Africa of course. So Migt not make a very good domestic bird. Plus they look pretty ugly grown! But I probally didn't think helmeted guineas were pretty a few yrs ago either.
     

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