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How Can You Tell The Difference?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by kuntrygirl, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    How do you visually tell if a guinea is a male or female?
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Females wattles are usually smaller but this can not be relied on for sexing. Listening to their voices is the best way to sex them.
  3. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2011
    Cameron, NC
    My Coop
    Like Kevin said, you can sometimes tell be their wattles; but not all of the time.
    Here is a picture of my female Slate Hen.
    This is my Slate male.

    You can see how the hen's wattles are flatter and are not hanging down as low. And the male's are cupped, larger and hanging lower.

    The best, and sure way to sex guineas is to listen to their call. The hens will make a two syllable sound that sounds like, buck-wheat -buck-wheat buck-wheat. The males can only make a 1 syllable noise that sounds like, chi chi chi chi.
  4. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:I can Only tell when they open their mouth.... [​IMG] [​IMG] sorry.
  5. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2011
    Cameron, NC
    My Coop
    Oh yeah, hens will also have a more lumpy body. They will have what is called a 'bustle' and males will have a more round body and stand tall, while hens like to stay close to the ground.
    Check out this thread to see pictures and get more info. Click
  6. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Like the others said, the voice is the only sure way to tell. Once they are fully mature and you spend some time with then you will be able to spot who is who.
  7. Tara Rose

    Tara Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like I only have one female then, bummer. and we think it sounds like come back come back come back

  8. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2011
    Cameron, NC
    My Coop
    So, you only have 1? Have you ever eaten any of their eggs?
  9. Wnunezcruz

    Wnunezcruz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2011
    The males wattles tend to form in a bowl shape. The females are louder then the males and tend to make a "buck wheat" call. the males just say "Buck". The females will go on and on more than the males.
  10. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2009
    Sunny side up :)
    I have 3 females and 2 males. The females are smaller and say 'Come back' 2 syllable- whereas the males don't. They all screech and chatter though lol.

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