Sexing Guineas

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by VaM715, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. VaM715

    VaM715 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me how to distinguish between male and female Guineas? I have 6. 3 pearl and 3 slate. Would like to beable to figure out if I got all males or females.
     
  2. Drgnluver

    Drgnluver Out Of The Brooder

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    I could be wrong but I heard the only way to tell the difference in Guinea's is by the sound they make.

    The females make a sound kinda like "Buckwheat", a two pitch sound and males only make a one pitch sound that is extremely loud.
     
  3. billson1

    billson1 Out Of The Brooder

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    females make a soun d like they are saying buck wheat buck wheat and the males are just plain loud barking like sound you can tell by the helmet and the waddles but i am not sure which one is bigger i believe the male and also a different shape helmet also
     
  4. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This time of year the males are the ones constantly chasing the other ones around too [​IMG]
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you figure it out would you come tell me what mine are? I have no clue for certain.
     
  6. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    Yep, the easiest way is the call they make.

    Females: buck-wheat, buck-wheat

    Males: key-key-key-key-key like a broken car alarm

    The males will sometimes have slightly redder heads and bigger wattles.
     

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