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male or female guineas

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dadsgirl, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. dadsgirl

    dadsgirl Songster

    Jun 30, 2008
    jay, florida
    i have some small guineas about one month old, does anyone know how i can tell the males from the females they are what you call (pearls)--thanks
  2. ChickyPooh

    ChickyPooh Songster

    Jun 3, 2008
    South GA
    You can't tell until they start laying. If you can tell you can consider your self a millionaire.
  3. Jaybr

    Jaybr Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Matoaca, VA
    Once they starting making their normal call sounds, you can tell by that. Males have a single sylable call, females two sylable.

    Check this sight for sample sounds http://www.guineafowl.com/fritsfarm/guineas/sexing/

    got some that are around 12 weeks and all I can tell is that I have both cocks and hens, their always so close together I haven't pinpointed which are which yet.

    I also hatched 8 keets yesterday [​IMG]
  4. mylittlehof

    mylittlehof In the Brooder

    Jun 14, 2008
    Central Texas
    I found the girls have a "buckwheat" call and the boys a "chi, chi chi" call - beware the girls are LOUD and alarm ALOT for the first year. They settle down after about a year and still alarm, but not so much at daybreak anymore (my neighbors are happier)!
  5. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    I have my first five Guineas this year. They are now just over 2 months old and I know I have three girls and think the other two are boys as I haven't heard them sound off yet. The girls are very obvious with their 'buck-wheat' type call.
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    One clue, if you can get what I'm saying, is that the females tend to cruise around in a horizontal stance whereas the males usually are more upright. You may have to wait awhile till they aren't exactly babies. Males sometimes have much longer wattles and a taller helmet, but not always.
  7. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Hey thanks Speckledhen - now I have to run outside and watch to see who's horizontal and who's upright.

    By the way - did you realize that that is the exact opposite of humans? Men are usually horizontal as they lay on the couch watching TV or taking a nap and we women are upright while we are busy taking care of them! [​IMG]

    Edited to add my incredibly brilliant thoughts on the human race. ha, ha,ha!
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2008

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