Is this Guinea a hen??????? I NEED TO KNOW!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by M To The Maxx, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    I am looking to buy a Guinea hen from a guy and he does not know what the sex of them are. They are 6 months old. Is this one a hen?
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  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Can't tell from the picture, the wattles look too big for a 6 month hen and the crown looks small for 6 months old either sex. Just listen to the call, if it's two notes it's a hen.
     
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    What do you mean by notes?
     
  4. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it has a two syllable call - they call it a buck wheat call - it's a girl. Boys can only make a one syllable call. I think it looks like a girl if it was older, not sure about a six month old.
     
  5. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    If it helps they are a little less than 1/2 the size of a full grown RIR roo.
     
  6. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This should be what a female sounds like. Mine are younger than yours by a couple of months but their heads aren't as mature. they don't have waddles yet.
     
  7. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like what an older hen would but since it is that young I'm not real sure. Are you only getting one? Could you post another picture?
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Buck wheat, buck wheat repeated on and on and on and---- is a hen. Rapid staccato one note repeated rapidly is a male. Sexing on physical characteristics can be real iffy.
     
  9. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You cannot tell gender for sure from pics with guineas. Listen to their calls. The link that Cracking Up shared is a good example of a female's call. Males CANNOT make this call.

    EITHER gender can make this call:
     
  10. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Females can also make the one note call. All of mine do when they see predators.
     
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