help me sex my guineas PICS

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by chickenlittle32, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    I've read about how to sex them by the sound they make...but I have about 25 or so...and its hard to distinguish them when they are in a group lol

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  2. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Texas
    How old are they?
     
  3. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    About 5 1/2 months old...
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I have been told that the males' wattles are more rounded, though I don't know how accurate that is. The best way to sex them is by their call. I've also read that the helmets of the males is bigger, but it is such a minute difference it's almost impossible to tell!
     
  5. Aj1911

    Aj1911 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the females carry they're wings lower so they appear to have a hump on they're back

    also they tend to hug the ground more and not stand as proud as the males

    they also have smaller wattles then the males.
     
  6. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The whole wattle thing is not exactly always accuate. This year I had one of my "males" hatch a nest. I swear by the looks of "him" he was a he. Well when I saw "him" on the nest I went to check it out. he got off the nest and stood out in the yard doing the hen chirp. So the sound is the best way to determine
     
  7. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Thanks for all your responses...I guess when they start laying (when will they start anyway) I will put a leg band on the hens...If I can...LOL
     

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