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Pearl Guinea?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by jessied1227, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2007
    East Brady, PA
    Hello all-
    Just posting a pic of my little siren. [​IMG] It's the only guinea that has started to alarm when we come out in the yard.
    I'm in the process of constructing a tractor for our chicks, and man, this one just stood on the chick coop and yelled at me for hours!
    I'm assuming this is pearl coloring?

    Also, how the heck do you tell males from females?

  2. farmertank

    farmertank Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    Linden TN
    I love the pic. I would say deffinatly(sp?) a pearl. you can tell males from females a couple of ways. as adults the male's wattles that hang down from there face are larger and stick out further, also they can be redder in color. the females wattles are small and are closer to the face.

    The other way is there call. if you really listen you will hear a "buckwheat" "buckwheat" sound these are females. The males Make a loud chatter. females can make a loud chatter when alarmed, but they will talk to each other syaing "Buckwheat"

    It's kind of hard to tell who is saying "buckwheat" and who is not in a group because there voice carries or echos this is a survival instinct so you can't tell where excatly they are.
    I hope this helps. It's hard to tell at the age yours is.

    oh the "helmet" on there head, the males will be larger than the females.

    I would love to see pics of you other ones.

    Julie [​IMG]
  3. LaMamaGallina

    LaMamaGallina Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2007
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2012
  4. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2007
    East Brady, PA
    Thanks [​IMG]

    I'm trying to get some decent pics of the other 4, they're all very skittish. I have another pearl who is much smaller, and I have no idea what colors the other ones are going to be.

    I'll post more pics when I get a chance. Here's a pic of the pearl yelling out the alarm.
    May have to call this one Siren, lol.
  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Beautiful pics. Guineas are so cool.
  6. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    Your Guinea is not a Pearl. My guess would be a Lavender or a Powder Blue.

    I know it is confusing, but the Pearl is the common color. The dark gray Guineas.

    You would think that Pearl would be the lighter colored ones, but no.

  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    The dark grey guineas with the tiny white spots are the 'pearl'. The little spots are pearlish. I have 6 of them that are now at least 10+ weeks. We have put them out to free range. They are loud! We always know where they are. They come back home every night without fail. I think your guinea is more likely a lavender.
  8. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Its a lavender I have that color.
  9. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    EXIT 109 on 95
    heres one of each color
    this is the Lavender
    this is the pearl
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2007
  10. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    Definitely a lavender.you would think the lighter colored ones would be pearls but they aren't. I have both pearl and lavender keets.

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