A Male! I have heard him do it twice!!! I just about flipped a biscuit. He is a bit of an outcast. He is three years old, he was part of my very first group of guineas, he is Lavender and the only light-colored guinea that survived predators. However, he has never been accepted by any of the females (always the loner) and now that all my females are penned up, he is out with three other male guineas, but they pick on him - not so much that it's dangerous, but just enough to keep him at a distance. A couple of weeks ago, Mark and I were working on the pasture and the Rat Pack (the four males that run free) were out there with us. Suddenly I heard "buckwheat, buckwheat, buckwheat" in an unfamiliar guinea-voice. We turned around, and lavendar he-guinea was standing there. Remember....we have NO females free-ranging any more. Then, this morning, I was feeding the birds, and he did it again, for a few seconds, then went back to being a guy-guinea. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?