Picked up our First Guinies Yesterday!Cool colors!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by bossynbella, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. bossynbella

    bossynbella Songster

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    We went and got some guinea keets yesterday. I wish I could of had a couple of every color but I limited myself to just five. I got two Royal Purple and three coral blue. Oh the parents are such beautiful colors. He also had lavender, opaline (we got two for Scotts dad for Fathersday), one buff dundotte, pearl greys and slate I think. Anyway There where lots of colors. I am very happy with mine. They are 2wks old and fit in perfect with our young silky and crevecourX chicks. Even Plucky the duckling seems to accept them. I will post pictures tomarrow.
    Melissa
     
  2. TennesseeTruly

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    Congrats! I absolutely adore my guineas! Flighty birds but wonderful.

    Can't wait to see pics!

    Laurie
     
  3. Cherstin

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    I also can't wait to see pics! I have three guinea eggs in my little incubator right now. I am so excited! They come from a lady who has Lavender, White, and Pearl. I am hoping for three guinea hens, one of each color. (I'd probably have better odds playing the lottery. LOL)

    Congrats on the newcomers! Don't forget pics! What are you feeding them? How do they sound?!! I watched a YouTube video and thought "Oh boy, I hope my neighbor is cool with this." Hahaha
     
  4. Pine Acres Peeps

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    My Guineas are wacky things! I love them though my only girl laid me 23 eggs! There in the bator and due on 6/28. Mine are pearl I can't find any other colors around here! Hope you enjoy!!
     
  5. WOW, you got colors.

    Some of the colors you state are actually fairly rare.

    Look here for more information.

    http://guineafowl.com/fritsfarm/guineas/colors/index.html

    I have some royal blues and some Buffs in the brooder.

    I have 8 pearl keets in the nursery.

    I have ONE pie bald, two whites and 4 lavenders along with 4 adult blues.

    They are such cool birds, I really enjoy my Guineas.

    They were chasing the barn cat again today. Poor thing does not stand a chance with 6 or so birds squawking at her.

    Enjoy the nutty things, we do.
     
  6. bossynbella

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    Here they are I tried taking pictures of them in the stock tank with the chicks but it was to hard so I took out one of each color and just took there pictures. I didn't take any of the opaline ones before we gave them to Scott's dad yesterday. They looked white. His where 4 weeks old ours are 2 weeks old.

    The royal purple is the one on the left the coral blue one is on the right. I think they are adorable but they keep flying out of the stock tank. They are going to there bigger pen tonight when it is cooler out.
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    This is one of the two royal purple keets.
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    These two pictures I tried to take in the stock tank we use as a brooder. The first shows four of the guinea chicks both of the royal purple and two of the coral blue. The second shows some of them in the back with some of the chicks and the duck in the picture.

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    Thanks for looking,
    Melissa
     
  7. sred98

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    Beautiful! Congrats on the new babies!

    Shelly
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    They are beautiful.

    What do most folks raise Guineas for... eggs or meat?
     
  9. sred98

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    Quote:How about insect/pest control and house alarm? [​IMG] That is why I got them, and they are great at both!

    Shelly
     
  10. New adventure

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    Quote:I got mine just for pure darn orneriness! The lady across the street wears a hearing aid but says my dogs keep her awake at night (the night they got skunked and I wouldn't let them inside!) [​IMG]

    Also, I've had grasshoppers eating everything in the garden for 2 years now; thought they might help!
     

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