I didn't know there were so many colors-WHAT DO I HAVE?? (pics)

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by mick&cori, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. mick&cori

    mick&cori Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can only see their heads, so I will try to get better pics on tonight...

    The black one is a turkey, the yellow one drinking out of the waterer is a WR chick...The two in the back... one is brown with cream face, one is "silver/purple-ish" are guineas - but don't know the colors..
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    The darker brown one
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    The lighter brown one
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    How will I be able to sex them? I got them because they are so cute - and great exterminators - and they are like built-in "predator" alert/alarm systems!!

    I love them... I don't want to cuddle them - I like being able to watch them...
     
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  2. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to guinea's. Mine are a few months old. If you go to google and type in www.guineafowl.com/fritsfarm/guineas/colors/ it will help you figure out what color's you have. Mine are still changing colors. I love mine. They won't let me touch them. But they are awesome. Good luck. Oh and they don't look like that when they get bigger. My Dh and friends say only a mother could say they are beautiful. I think mine are. [​IMG]
     
  3. mick&cori

    mick&cori Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they look like Tom Sellick - with their cute little Tom Sellick moustache!!

    Thank you! Very helpful!
     
  4. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once they start making adult calls, you can sex them by voice. Females can make two calls, a "chi chi chi chi chi" and the more familiar and classic "buck - WHEAT buck-WHEAT"; males only make the "chi chi chi" noise. Also, the males have bigger snoods, although this can be so marginal that it's hard to tell - the call is the easiest and earliest way. My keets start adult call patterns by 8 or 10 weeks.
     
  5. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The really dark one looks like a chick, not a keet, lol. All keets have orange legs... that one has dark legs and orange toes [​IMG] . And I can't tell what the light colored baby getting a drink from the waterer is, it's just a blur.

    The silver keet looks like a Lavender, but could be a Lite Lavender since it looks like it's feathering out kind of light. The brown striped keet below it appears to be a regular Pearl Grey keet.

    The 2 that are being held: The one darker one is a regular Pied Pearl Grey, and the lighter one looks like a Pied Brown (or Pied Cinnamon depending on which breeder you ask, lol). It could also be a Pied buff Dundotte (Hen), but I need to see how it's feathering out to be able to tell for sure.

    So if you can post some better pics I might be able to narrow it down better.

    Congrats on your new babies, I'll check back later for more pics!
     
  6. annageckos

    annageckos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The OP said the dark one is a turkey, and the one by the waterer is a chick. I think they only have the two keets (the ones they are holding)
     
  7. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The OP said the dark one is a turkey, and the one by the waterer is a chick. I think they only have the two keets (the ones they are holding)

    Thanks Anna, but mick&cori edited the post after I originally replied, lol.
    And they have 5 keets total (I've been PM'm with em)... 2 are in the top pic and 2 are in pics being held... dunno where #5 is yet, lol. Hopefully there will be more pics soon (HINT HINT mick&cori!!!) [​IMG]
     
  8. mick&cori

    mick&cori Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did edit it after I originally posted. I didn't want anyone to think I found a new color (with black socks) keet. Nope, it's just my turk, turk.

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    Working on pics now.

    I just spent the last 2 hours scouring my land, pasture, and even the neighbor's field for my missing chicken. She's missing. I'm so upset about it. [​IMG] I hate those DANG RACOONS!!! [​IMG]

    We now have two live traps set with nice and smelly cat food so we can give the coons lead poisoning...

    They also ate 1/2 the corn in my garden. I'm mad about that, but not as livid as I am about my chicken.
     
  9. mick&cori

    mick&cori Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry guys. I have dial-up and for some reason, it's just not wanting to upload my pictures. I even resized them when I saved them, and its still not going.

    I will work on it again tomorrow! Thanks for all your help.

    Hey CA, I really appreciate your help. I will PM you when I get those dang pic up. I really do have 5, I promise!! [​IMG]

    Going to bed. I have to get up early to see if I can find that chicken... or if I have caught a dang VARMINT!!!
     
  10. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope ya catch that racoon... I hear they don't taste that great on the grill, but they make really nice hats [​IMG]
    Sorry bout your Hen, hope you find her, hopefully she just got spooked and is hunkered down hiding, or squatting on a pile of eggs [​IMG] And the corn... yah, nuff said there.

    Bummer about dial-up and uploading pic issues, been there done that so I feel your pain [​IMG] If you can get them uploaded/attached to an email and your dial up will push them out that way let me know, I'll PM you my email addy and I'll post them for you if you want.
     

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