New Guinea - Hen (check), Breed/Color (undecided) - Anymore Help?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Louieandthecrew, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    The other day one of the workers saw a stray Guinea on the side of the road so he took it back here and put it in our chicken pen [​IMG] I have only one picture and it isn't the best, but here it is:
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    Any ideas unto breed, color, or anything else I should know?
    Thanks!
    Louie.

    PS. More info is aquired. Before answering, please consider reading over the new material in the following pages [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2011
  2. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is beautiful. Don't know anything about them except my husband and I want some and can not find any.
     
  3. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Quote:Why thank you [​IMG] And thanks for posting anyways. I'm sure I'll find something helpful [​IMG]
     
  4. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    I don't know much about guineas either. [​IMG] I have heard that you can tell the sex by the "call", females sound like they are saying "buckwheat".
     
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  5. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Quote:Haha, I'll have to listen more closely next time I go, then [​IMG]
     
  6. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you get a picture of its head? (by the way it's pretty!)
     
  7. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Away to spot a hen or roo(instead of the buckwheat yell) is the waddles.Those flappy things on the sides of their faces.Our hen has them closer to her face and smaller,while the roo has them open and way far out and bigger. [​IMG]
     
  8. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Quote:This, as well as the "Buck-wheat!" cry advice will help you figure out the gender! I was surprised that when a male guinea showed up at my house, I could tell immediately that he was a male in comparison with my hens. [​IMG] Anyway, your guinea's color appears to be lavender pied--very pretty! I'm thinking it might be a hen based off that one picture, but it's hard to say for certain unless we could see the head better.
     
  9. birdbrain5

    birdbrain5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh you will know if its a hen, they are so much noisier than the roos, they make the two sylable "buck wheat" alllllllllll the time. mine do anyway. the roo i have is real loud too but just does a one sylable "cheep" repeatedly if something sets him off.


    terrilhb, once mine start laying/hatching i could send you eggs!! im am right on the NC/SC line.
     
  10. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Okay, I know that it's a hen! I just went to the coop and after not checking for eggs for three days Tiny, my Red Sex Link hen, gave me three eggs and Guiness (The Guinea) has givin us one tiny, light tan egg [​IMG] Any ideas on color or breed, though?
     

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