Pearl Guineas feathering out white

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by SarahFair, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I have about 2-3 pearls that are feathering out white..
    They are about a week old now. Will they stay white or will they turn?
     
  2. gardenknitter

    gardenknitter In the Brooder

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    They'll darken up. Mine did/are doing the same thing. Chicks look nothing like they do as adults!
     
  3. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I was wondering lol
    The man said they were mostly pearl he had...
    Didnt know if he had whites mixed in or not.
     
  4. racuda

    racuda Songster

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    All of my pearls started out chipmunk brown and stayed that way until they got their polka dot gray feathers. I'll bet you have some whites or pieds.
     
  5. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Are they all white...or just the tips of the wings and chest feathers?
     
  6. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    They are almost 2 weeks old and its their whole wing feathers coming out white
     
  7. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Could be pied....when they had their down...did they have white faces and chests?
     
  8. My guess is pied, too. A white guinea has all white down. But pieds can have just a white belly, which might look kinda like the light color on the other pearl keets.
     
  9. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    White faces but never paid much mind to their chests
     
  10. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Pied
     

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