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Question about ages of guineas

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by WCReloaded, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. WCReloaded

    WCReloaded Out Of The Brooder

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    When do guineas get their white and red head and completely filled out or grown all the way?

    WCR
     
  2. Hello: A Female Guinea will start to "call" about the age of 8 weeks. I have raised quite a few Guinea Fowl from "Peep" Keets. Their Body mass starts to remain constant around the age of 12 weeks. They then start to loose lots of feathers and grow new mature and final color feathers in around the age of 14 weeks. The head horn starts to grow at around 12 to 14 weeks and continues to grow throughout the life of the bird. The head color changes throughout the life of the bird and I personally have not been able to determine the sex of a Guinea unless it has pronounced "waddles" indicating that it MAY be a male. Egg laying is a real iffy question. Some of my 'hens" lay at the age of 6 to 8 months and some take quite a lot longer to get going. Guineas are in my opinion a restructured raptor from the last age of the dinosaurs. There are a number of different species of the Guinea Fowl. They sport around 22 different colors and are effected by the environment they are raised in. I usually have some pretty tame and friendly Guineas, but I have had a few that were dangerous. Hope this helps !
     

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