New colored guinea keets have arrived!

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

  1. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, my one lone Coral Blue keet will no longer be so lonely, the box of colored keets I ordered from McMurray (with my forgotten credit) arrived this morning and they are all settling in well. The loner is only a week older, and seems to be adjusting to all the babies very well (I was a little worried about pecking, but he/she seems glad to have buddies!)

    Pictures to follow...
     
  2. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes! Definitely need pics! [​IMG]

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  3. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok, here ya go. First pic is the one week older keet wondering where all the new babbies came from!:

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    I think the rust colored one might be a Violet!

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    And two more in which you can see what I think are Royal Purple, Buff Dundotte, and either Lavender or more Coral Blues:

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    I think there are some Opaline too, but can't be sure. Will be fun to watch them feather out and see what I've got!
     
  4. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow! So many colors! I couldn't even begin to figure out what's what! LOL! That would be super cool if that one ended up a violet! Might be some opaline in there. I'd love some porcelains. You definitely got a great variety.

    Thanks for the eye candy!

    Shelly
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Wow! I didn't realize McMurray had such nice colored keets! I might have to get some in the spring!

    Congrats on the new babies!! I think the buff dundotte is either brown or chocolate, my dundottes don't usually have stripes on their heads that are very visible.

    guinea fowl international color chart has a lot of good pictures of the different colors [​IMG]
     
  6. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a great chart, thanks! I may take more pictures tomorrow or Sat, after they've really settled in and when I have a teen home to hold them for me while I shoot.

    I was very pleased to get these from McM, especially this time of year. I had completely forgotten I had a credit with them too, so it made them seem inexpensive (as normally they very much aren't!)

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  7. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a great bunch! I'll bet your "old" baby is wondering what happened!
     
  8. Pathfinders

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    Quote:It does look rather stunned at times, but seems to be glad not to be so alone (the stuffed animal I had put in there would keep falling over!)

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  9. blackred

    blackred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a link to Ralph Winters site that has a color chart with pictures of Guinea keets.
    http://www.guineafarm.com/descriptions.html

    If they free range I personally don't care for the white ones. They stick out like a sore thumb at night when roosting in trees and the owls clean them out first.

    Bob
     
  10. featheredfriendlover

    featheredfriendlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    those are some of the cutest keets ive ever seen.

    you DEFINENTLY need to update us every week on those little guys.


    there beautiful....



    i love them all.

    i love the expression on the older keets face. its like hes saying holy cow!!! where did all u little ankle biters come from.
     

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