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how old when they pair

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by BAMACK2, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. BAMACK2

    BAMACK2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would like to know at what age do guineas start to pair up
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guineas can start breeding and laying as early as 16 weeks. I've seen mine pair up, or form small sub-flocks anywhere between 10 and 12 weeks old tho.
     
  3. BAMACK2

    BAMACK2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    woe thank you Peepsca [​IMG] Peepsca
     
  4. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL you are welcome [​IMG]
     
  5. BAMACK2

    BAMACK2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    picking up some chocolates and some buffs any help on sexing they are 10 to 12 weeks old i read the females are darker than male is this true in your birds any info will help looking at guineafarm they say the female is darker than males in the chocolates and buffs
     
  6. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually my Buff Hens are darker than the males, but I have only hatched out about a dozen Chocolates...and all have been Hens. I thinkit's safe to say the Hens would be darker than the males in this color too tho. Post pics, maybe I can tell. If all else fails, separate the lights and darks and listen for buck-wheating, Only the Hens will make this 2-syllable call. It's fail proof for me when I'm ID'n females, unless they clam up and don't make a sound, lol.
     
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  7. BAMACK2

    BAMACK2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah i use the sound to tell the different also but to the they make that sound at 10 to 12 weeks
     
  8. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:My little Keets were making a Whit Whew sound like a wolf whistle by about three weeks. I am sure those turned into Buck Wheats later on.
     
  9. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've heard mine very clearly buck-wheating as early 5-6 wks old, so if yours are 10-12wks the Hens should be buck-wheating their tails off by now [​IMG]
     
  10. Fenika

    Fenika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've heard mine very clearly buck-wheating as early 5-6 wks old, so if yours are 10-12wks the Hens should be buck-wheating their tails off by now [​IMG]

    Seconded. Mine are 5.5 weeks and I've heard several 'timid' (relatively!) buck-wheats the last few days. Mine are also French Guineas (full disclaimer [​IMG] )
     

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