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How to sex guineas

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Stellar, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I am a newbie to guineas. I am a quail lady [​IMG] How can you tell a male from female?
     
  2. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    You wait till they are old enough to start making loud guinea noises. [​IMG] The females will make a two syllable noise that sounds like buck-wheat!
     
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I think all of them are females then haha! they are 4 month olds and I have 5 of them
     
  4. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    also the wattles on the male are bigger than the female, yours might be too young to tell that way though
    here is a male in the front and female in back

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    Last edited: Sep 28, 2010
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I think mine are just too young...
     
  6. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Mine are buckwheating already and they are only 10 weeks old. From what I heard, the males never make the buckwheat noise, so that's the best way to tell if they aren't full grown yet. So I've heard, anyways! [​IMG]
     
  7. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes males do not make 2 syllabe noise, but females are capable both, single sound and buckwheat noise, so one need to listen to them carefully and not to make rush judgement as for their sex.
     

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