Male Guinea lays down and hollers for 3-5 seconds and the gets back up

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by johnpitt, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. johnpitt

    johnpitt New Egg

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    We have three male guineas who we love and spoil daily . One of the three guineas has been doing a odd thing. When the three are walking together, one will stretch neck out, squat down and make a squeaking noise. The guineas then gets back up no pain we can see and goes on. Is this a mating thing or what.
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a submissive male, letting the others know he is no threat and he knows he is low bird of the trio.

    Hens can also do this type of behavior during the breeding season, letting the males know she wants to be bred. Are you sure that one's not a Hen?
     
  3. johnpitt

    johnpitt New Egg

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    Yes these are males. We have had females in the past . But these are
    all males
    Thanks for responding.
     

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