Please help is this a guinea???

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by celonecoop, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. celonecoop

    celonecoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anybody think this is a guinea keet? I had a barnyard mix I hatched out and not sure if I have some guinea keets or not [​IMG]
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  2. Gingerlilypad

    Gingerlilypad Out Of The Brooder

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    Pretty Baby! Looks like one to me. At least like the keets I still have in my brooder.
     
  3. celonecoop

    celonecoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww I hope so after the farmer gave me these eggs his 2 female guineas were killed by fox! So it would be so nice to be able to give these back to him :0)
     
  4. griffinlairfarm

    griffinlairfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I do believe you have a guinea :)
     
  5. gourdlady

    gourdlady Out Of The Brooder

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    I say no. If they hatched all at once....guineas take 28 days not 21. A guinea baby would also be noticeably smaller at hatch. The widows peak on a standard pearl colored guinea is solid black.
    Three solid lines (not broken) are on each side from the peak down to the eye. They have solid stripes along the side of the body and 1 wide brown stripe down the back edged in black. Their beaks and legs are very bright orange. Your baby also has the appearance of eyeliner....of my 16 hatchlings none have eyeliner. Additional guinea colors can be viewed at.
    http://www.guineafarm.com/descriptions.html
    Just my opinion... I hope I won't be eating crow when you know for sure !
     
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  6. mkcolls

    mkcolls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with gourdlady.
    Hatch time for keets is 28 days and size is much smaller. Markings, while a few are similar, most are off. Eyeliner marking reminds me of Easter Egger. A beautiful chick.
     
  7. A roo or two

    A roo or two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wouldn't you be able to tell by egg shape? I thought Guinea eggs were a little more pointed than chicken eggs?
     
  8. gourdlady

    gourdlady Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh yes that's also true. Guinea eggs are much more pointy then chicken eggs, they are also smaller like bantam chickens.
     
  9. Starkasm

    Starkasm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He kind of looks like a baby we hatched out last month... but this is a bantam chick.
     
  10. Blue Roo

    Blue Roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all I have a question how old do guineas have to be before they start laying and is it true that they only lay twice a year
     

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