New babies from Tofuranch

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by halo, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Look at these little guys! What a great hatch I had. I did a swap with Tofuranch for some guinea eggs, since Ive got a horrendous tick problem here. I refuse to put out poison, so I figure guineas would work. Had a GREAT hatch from her eggs (I highly recommend her), and arent these the cutest things? Ive never seen baby guineas before.

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    Some have little stripey faces and some dont. Does that determine their color?
     
  2. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What cuties! Great to hear about the good hatch rate [​IMG]
     
  3. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keets - so fun & so cute!!
     
  4. melissa508

    melissa508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW..i have the worst luck with guinea eggs..you had a great hatch!
     
  5. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Do they all have head stripes? They look like pearls and pied pearls. The pieds would be the ones with white. Pearls (and other fully dotted colors) should have solid stripes on their heads. The white is just covering the stripes on their faces. If they don't all have solid stripes you could have some royal purples but it looks like they all have clear stripes.
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    ahhhh...what cute keets. [​IMG]
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:That's what I was thinking too, pearl and pied pearl [​IMG]


    I'm getting some eggs from her soon, swapping her for some of my quail. I hope I get as good a hatch! Guinea eggs are hit and miss with me. I had 6 of 6 shipped eggs hatch once, then 3 of 19 shipped. I even have trouble hatching my own guineas eggs [​IMG]
     
  8. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Thanks for the help, these are cuties for sure.
     
  9. TN Bound

    TN Bound New Egg

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    Hi, I'm new - don't have my chickens or my guinea fowl yet, but I have been reading and learning from this web site and a few others. I have questions maybe someone can answer for me.

    I understand guineas do not like to be wet. Do they continue to free-range in the winter if there is snow on the ground? Or do you keep them in their coop and feed them store bought feed? Thank you.
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Mine free range year round, they just like to wait till they are starving and complain about it for a while first. [​IMG]
     

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