How to tell Bronze from Royal Purple Guinea keets

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  1. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Bronze and Royal Purple Guinea Keets look alike...How can you tell the difference??
    Thanks,
    Ashley
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's only a slight difference, if any... (my Bronze keets usually have a darker tint on the wings that are normally pure white on Royal Purple keets), and usually they do not show their Bronze coloring until they are 6 months old or older (until then they just look like a Royal Purple).

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    Bronze and Royal Purple Adults (same age, approx 1.5 yrs old, Bronze on the left):
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  3. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 4 keets about 3 months ago and 2 are slate and the other 2 are supposed to be Bronze. Do you think they are?
    I will post a picture of what they look like now in the morning.
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  4. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kind of looks like they have an even darker shading over the top of the shoulders than my lil guys do [​IMG] Guess only time will tell, maybe by the end of fall they will have their Bronze coloring!
     
  5. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:One of them died about 1 1/2 months ago. [​IMG]
    But I was looking at the other one today and it has a little bit of purple on him...do the Bronze have a little purple?
     
  6. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes the Bronzes will have the purple sheen until they are older. Sorry you lost one of yours [​IMG]

    I'll see if I can sneak some pics of my Bronzes tomorrow. They are all mad at me right now because I have been taking their eggs every day and not letting the Hens go broody this year, so they all hate me and yell at me all day long, except at feeding time [​IMG]
     
  7. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what he looks like now. Can you tell if it is a Bronze?
    And can you tell if it is a boy or girl?
    They are 2 1/2 months old.
    Thanks,
    Ashley
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  8. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, can't tell if it's a Bronze or not yet, way too young. Like I said, they usually don't get their Bronze coloring until they are at least 6 months old. To me my Bronzes just look like sun-faded Royal Purples, but other breeders swear up band down that it's Bronze [​IMG]

    And no, I can't tell what sex it is at that age either. If you've heard it "buck-wheating", then it's a Hen.
     
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  9. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Can you tell if its a boy or girl?
     
  10. BAMACK2

    BAMACK2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where did you get your bronze i am looking to add some to my flock
     

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