Male or female

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by maziechicken02, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. maziechicken02

    maziechicken02 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I am recently new to Guineas and have a pair of them that are about 2 or 3 months and what we thought was a male because he was doing the cha cha sound is now making the buck wheat sound too! I am super confused I will try posting a video you can hear for yourself.Any advice for telling if it's a male or a female thanks!
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    If it's making the buckwheat sound, it's female. Regardless of wattles/helmet size. I've had males with tiny wattles and females with huge ones, they vary by bird. The best way to sex guineas is by behavior (males trot and stand tall) and sound.
     
  3. Smorz

    Smorz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the buckwheat is the definitive indicator. While only the females will "buck-wheat" (or, per-quack, as my friend says), both sexes will sound off the chi-chi-chi.
     
  4. maziechicken02

    maziechicken02 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much!
     
  5. gguineasfamily

    gguineasfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to confuse you guys but I've had a male who buckwheated. Females generally buckwheat before they make the Cha Cha Cha noise. Females generally only make the Cha Cha Cha noise when there is something scary or weird to investigate. But there are always exceptions. Can you post a pic? And is the other one a male or a female? If they're both males the less dominant one may try to be a girl for the other one. Or if ones a female the male may copy her. Or your confused Guinea may be a girl! My bets he's a boy if he Cha Cha Chad first, due to my experience with Summer. But he didn't buckwheat until he was 5 months old. Sorry if I'm no help.
     
  6. gguineasfamily

    gguineasfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. gguineasfamily

    gguineasfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really you could just wait and see, they are still really young. It took 9 months for us to figure out Summer was a boy.
     
  8. maziechicken02

    maziechicken02 Out Of The Brooder

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    We don't know what the gender is of the other Guinea we haven't heard it do any sounds except when it's eating sometimes it will make kind of a "bedu" sound I will try and post pictures of them tommorw thanks!
     
  9. gguineasfamily

    gguineasfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay.
     
  10. gguineasfamily

    gguineasfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually at 2 or 3 months a picture may not be any use. Sorry. You may not know for sure what they are until next spring. Sounds like the other guy is a boy, and not sure about the one that buckwheated.
     
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