Male/female noises

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Lothiriel, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    At what age do guineas start making their different noises?
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    Big Oak Valley, CA
    Young Hens can start clearly buck-wheating as early as 5-6 wks old (sometimes you can even hear them doing a 2 syllable squeaky/chirpy noise as early as a couple weeks old, but it's not a clear buck-wheat call). They'll all scream the chi-chi-chi sound tho (typically the only call the males make besides the chirps, peeps and trills), so you really can't tell the males by their call when they are young... I usually have pretty decent luck sexing the males by their behavior, posture, frequent chi-chi-chi screaming and sometimes their wattles (all these clues combined) at around 8-10 wks (wattles aren't always a good indicator tho, either sex can have either kind of wattles or even one of each [​IMG] due to bad genetics).

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