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Joining the World of Guineas

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by chseeads, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. chseeads

    chseeads Songster

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    I picked up these 5 assorted colored little guys tonight.


  2. featheredfriendlover

    featheredfriendlover Songster

    Jun 5, 2009
    very cute. welcome to the world. ive got 14 guineas.
  3. froggie71

    froggie71 Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    [​IMG] Welcome to the world of guineas. They are so cute when they are keets. [​IMG]
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    They are adorable as keets! Too bad they grow up! [​IMG]

    (says the owner of 19 guineas---so far [​IMG])
  5. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Congrats on your new babies! They are very pretty. Looks like you got a nice assortment!

  6. chseeads

    chseeads Songster

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    My sister had guineas in the past. I never had any that were mine personally before. She had pearl and lavendar, and I can't remember if any white or not....

    Can anybody tell enough from that pic to guess what color these are?

    I kinda think it may be 5 different colors....

    Is the front one a pied? The stripes on its head are solid. So it wouldn't be a purple would it?

    The front right is a buff dundotte maybe?

    Would the other dark one be pearl?

    The one in the very back, I dunno what to think exactly.... It has the one wide stripe with one thin stripe to each side on its head....

    The other light one then has two thin stripes on each side of it's head.... Lavendar?

    Or what.

    Last edited: Sep 16, 2009
  7. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Here is one site that shows the colors. http://www.guineafowl.com/fritsfarm/guineas/colors/

    tend to like this one better, because I think it shows better keet pics. http://www.shadyhollowfarm.com/keetid2.html I guess it would be harder to get to, because you actually have to click on each pic, but they are large and close up.

    From what I see, it looks like the very back one is possibly a Powder Blue, the one directly in front of it is a Pearl, I think the one in front is a Royal Purple. I think the light one between the 2 dark ones could be a Lavender. The front light one, I am not sure. I am wondering if the light is showing it blue, when it is more brown, and maybe it is a Buff Dundotte?

    Anyway, I agree. You have 5 different colors. The one with the white I don't think is pied, because it is in a specific pattern. not more splotchy like a pied is.


  8. chseeads

    chseeads Songster

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Cool, thanks for the opinions.....

    I tried looking at a color chart last night that is posted in another thread on here....kinda hard to say for sure sometimes...lol

    The right front one does look more brownish in person than the pic shows. Its feathers that are coming in are a buff/tan/beige color.
  9. You have two lavender, one pearl (the big stripe on the head is the give away), one brown (whether it is buff or dun), and the one that has the white on the sides on the head.......

    That one is a suprise and it is fairly rare.
    I believe it is a slate. Could be a pied though too.

    Either way, you are going to be thrilled with this group.

    Keep em' warm and feed them Game bird at about 4 weeks on.
    Chick Starter for the firsrt few weeks is fine.

    Purples have white colored wings.
  10. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    Jan 20, 2008
    Quote:Is it really? I used to hatch hundreds of keets that looked exactly like that. I had pieds.
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2009

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