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How do you sex a guinne?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Ole'Brothersfarm, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Ole'Brothersfarm

    Ole'Brothersfarm Out Of The Brooder

    May 31, 2008
    Southwest Missouri
    I just recently purchased two guinne fowl and I know that at least one of them is a hen due to the egg I found in their private lodging. How do you tell a rooster from a hen?
  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    The female makes a two sylable sound spose to be "BUCK-Wheat" Male only does single sound. However female can do both. I would say the preatier one is the male, but then you would think you have two female. [​IMG]
  3. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    In some bloodlines of Guineafowl the males helmet stands almost straight up while the females points back.
    Voice is the surest thing though.
  4. debbyluvschickens

    debbyluvschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2008
    eastern arkansas
    My hen sounds like shes screaming "POT WHACK" all day. My males wattle thingys (technical arent I?) are a lot bigger than the females also.
  5. angelmarie

    angelmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 3, 2008
    A male gueinea has a considerably larger helmet then females they also like to chase eachother around in what i like to call "hot rod races" the male stands more erect while the female stays lower to the ground. As a member had previously pointed out the sounds are different. You can find both male and female calls on the internet and compare them to your guinea
  6. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    I've always owned guineas and even being very experienced it is hard to tell by looking. The males do have bigger wattles, but it's not greatly exagerated as it is in chickens. So it's tough. The best way to tell, and you can with them being laying age, is the two syllables for hens and one for males. Your girl will Pot Rack, or Buck Wheat all day and your male will have a single whistle sound.
  7. Ole'Brothersfarm

    Ole'Brothersfarm Out Of The Brooder

    May 31, 2008
    Southwest Missouri
    Thanks for the info. I will listen for the pat whacks and big helmets.

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