Numida Meleagris chart (helmeted Guinea fowl)

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Guinea Goonie, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. I was wondering though a site on Guineas and found this chart.

    I found it pretty interesting and thought I would share it with you

    all that are interested in Guineas.

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    I did not know there were so many types !!
     
  2. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All right, I'm old enough to remember the Coneheads sketch from Saturday Night Live...does Reichenowi look familiar to anyone else?

    Thanks for the pic, it really is interesting.
     
  3. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
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    Quote:LOL...before I scrolled down and read your post, I was sitting there thinking, "It's the coneheads!" and was getting ready to post something about it.....lol
     
  4. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too funny! I wonder if they are that tall in person?

    Shelly
     
  5. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
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  6. I think the sabyi is the "domestic" Guinea that we all have running about.

    Thanks for the pic of the reichenowi !! I know these guys are fairly rare and expensive.

    Here is a pic of the damarensis:

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    Anyone have pics of the other two ?

    The somaliensis or the matrata ??
     
  7. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mitrata

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  8. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
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    Quote:Its head knot looks like a big cashew...lol
     
  9. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    somaliensis

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  10. Here is a note on classification of Guinea fowl I found:

    Classification. Belshaw (1985) has classified guinea fowl as order Galliformes, family Numididae, but Howard and Moore (1984) placed them in family Phasianidae and subfamily Numidinae. There are four genera (Agelastes, Guttera, Numida, Acryllium) comprising seven species. Genus Numida consists of a single polytypic species meleagris and 22 subspecies. Crowe (1985) has used a simpler classification of Numida meleagris involving nine well marked subspecies which fall into thress groupings:

    West African - N. m. galeata and sabyi
    East African - N. m. meleagris and somaliensis
    Central-South African - N. m. reichenowi, mitrata, marungensis, papillosa, and Coronata.

    So it looks like the sabyi are W. African, the somaliensis E. African and the mitrata, reichenowi are Central-S. Africa.

    Than leaves the damarensis to figure out.
     
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