Name this creature

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by purosaviparos, May 18, 2011.

  1. purosaviparos

    purosaviparos Out Of The Brooder

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    This animal is called "Coquena" in Spanish (Co-kay-na), but i have no clue what to call it in English, nor have i ever seen one. Anybody know it´s name or origen information?
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  2. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Its a Guinea Fowl.
     
  3. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. purosaviparos

    purosaviparos Out Of The Brooder

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    All right thanks for the input. Originally from Oregon, never had to the chance to see one of these. Acquired a few here in Mexico and am planning or raising more. Thanks again.
     
  5. stubbornhill

    stubbornhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does the word, "Coquena" translate to? I tried looking it up and the Internet kept correcting the spelling to "Coquina". One place said it was "kitchen" another said it was a rock/coral subtance. Just curious? [​IMG]
     
  6. Connorrm

    Connorrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coquina is related to coral from the ocean and pearls. They call the guinea that for the pearl/coral color of them [​IMG]
     
  7. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never seen one either! It's an odd looking bird.
     
  8. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Sooo funny! The first guinea I ever saw was when I was driving down the road, and a lady had them I thought they looked sooo neat, especially with that bony lump on their heads.....Reminded me of a dinosaur, so I called them dinosar birds! (My husband laughed at me.....)
     
  9. feathers_3

    feathers_3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My grandpa had gueneas and I have never seen one that big or with the weird flesh around its beak. Almost looks like a cross between a gunea and a turkey!
     
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  10. Forever Green

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    Yes, this is a Guinea fowl. They are great birds. Actually are somewhat of a "watch-dog alarm". They make this super loud noise when a stranger enters your property or a potential animal predator. We kept one for a while with our hens and 2 roosters. It just showed up on a property one day and followed my flock. It stayed with us for about 2-3 months, then all of a sudden one day it started beating up my roosters. My roosters were no match for the guinea bony head. Unfortunately, we had to immediately separate it from our flock and find it a new home. Once it got comfortable with the flock, it wanted to be #1 and it would have fought the roosters to their death.

    I miss it's noise.....sometimes......
     

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