Is this guy like the others? PeepsCA & other color expert/guessers

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by critters, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. do you think this little guy is a pearled grey like his siblings?
    have others hatching now but just thought he seems different so thought I'd ask y'all....

    keep in mind I do not take good pictures....with that in mind, here ya are :

    [​IMG]#1..little guy in my hand,,,body color different ? lighter

    [​IMG]#2. head side markings??

    [​IMG]#3..head markings (and body) seem a bit lighter and he was 2nd hatch of these 4 cuties.. has a lighter spot in wide dark stripe on head...

    [​IMG]#4. Looks like feathers missing on head but in person they are not

    [​IMG]#5. clearer side head view...extra defined side line?

    so, what do ya think? is he the same? and then of course aren't they pearled grey? or not? thanks bunches on your input! [​IMG]
  2. no am I just over thinking??
    is he just like the others??
  3. lizzard14

    lizzard14 Chirping

    Apr 1, 2011
    Critters, he does look like the other to me. [​IMG] He looks like my pearl grey keets.
  4. ok...thanks then...
    sometimes I believe I overthink things..

    thank you!
  5. lizzard14

    lizzard14 Chirping

    Apr 1, 2011
    Your very welcome. I also tend to over think things :)
  6. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    BFE, CA
    Down colors and the size/shape/pattern of the head stripes can vary a little from blood line to blood line in any of the fully-pearled variety, but as long as there's a wide center head stripe the keet will be fully-pearled. He does look like a Pearl Grey to me, but it is possible he could turn out to be a Brown since he is a little lighter. I have had a few Pearl Grey keets fool me over the years and turn out to be Browns, but usually it's pretty obvious. You can compare the color of the flight feathers on that little guy to the flight feathers on the other keets when they start growing in, if he is a Brown it will be really obvious at that point.
  7. will check out the feathers then and thanks!!

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