Pearl Guineas

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Southernchickens, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Southernchickens

    Southernchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought a pearl guinea and was wondering if there was any way to tell if it is male or female. It is the size of a small chicken already.
     
  2. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You probably have to wait until it gets a little older. If it has a two syllable 'buck-wheat' call it will be a girl. Later you can go by the waddles sometimes. It might be too young for the buck wheat.
     
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Females have a smaller crown and wattles and make a two note sound at times (Sounds like buck-wheat buck-wheat)

    Males NEVER make a two note call and have much larger wattles and a somewhat larger crown.

    Hard to sex accuratly until they are around four or five months old.
     
  4. Southernchickens

    Southernchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I listened to it and Im pretty sure its a female. The guy I bought it from said it was a girl but I wasnt sure.
     
  5. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it sounds like it might be a girl it probably is. They really sound kind of like a squeaky hinge.
     
  6. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ... or squeaky bed springs. [​IMG]
     

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