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I don't have a clue what breed this is

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jake2006, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. Jake2006

    Jake2006 New Egg

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    Last spring I bought a few chicks online and started my chicken adventure. I've loved it! This year I decided to save some money and purchase my chicks at Rural King. I've got 9 chicks and I know the breed of all of them but 2. Someone help. What are these beautiful little birds?[​IMG]
     
  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi and [​IMG] from KY! That cute little gal/fella looks like a guinea keet to me. I know RK sells them, too...I saw them the last time I was in there. If you didn't already know it, guineas are reputed to be tick eaters extraordinaire.

    Here's an article you may find useful: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/312682/raising-guinea-fowl-101. Have fun!
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That is not a chicken chick...
    The stripy head is screaming "I'm a guinea fowl keet."
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Well it's cute and I've heard guineas will "mob" a snake and move it away from their territory. That's a good reason to have them right there.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a Guinea keet to me, too.
     
  6. Jake2006

    Jake2006 New Egg

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    Thanks guys! I will have to do some research on guineas now! But if they help keep snakes away they're sounding good already!
     

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