So what color are these?

buzymom13

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This is our first year with Guineas... so what color are these? I got them from a feed store and the kid didn't know for sure.

They are about 18 wks or so I think.







I believe that I have 2 girls and a guy. We lost one to the neighbors dog...


Thankx!
 

PeepsCA

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Those are all Pearl Greys.

Only the Hens will make the 2-syllable "Buck-Wheat" call, males only make the "Chi-Chi-Chi-Chi" yelling/complaining/alarm call (Hens will too tho) and they will both usually make assorted soft peeps and chirps.
 

buzymom13

I run the Alien Chicken Asylum
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Thankx! I've heard 2 make the buckwheat call. And one makes the chi sound.

I think they are so interesting. My kids call them "the noisy ones"... LOL
 

GuineaLady93

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I can't see the third picture real good but those first 2 I'm bout 100% those are male.
So, in my opinion, you have 2 male and 1 female.
I say that because of the way their wattles are.
 
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PeepsCA

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Quote:Wattles are not always a true indicator of sex... I have a couple Hens with cupped wattles (but not as large as a male's cupped floppy wattles) and males with flat wattles (but usually not as small as a Hen's normal sized flat wattle) and some that have asymmetrical wattles - one of each. Wattle shape can be due to genetics, just as much as it can be due to sex, so it's not always accurate. I only rely 100% on the buck-wheat call, or if they lay an egg, then I'm positive I have a Hen, lol. Mature Hens usually sport a "Bustle" on their hind end.

On older birds, no matter the wattle size or shape, the males usually have a more pronounced fleshy bump over the nostrils (I can't remember what that bump is called ATM tho (major brain fade from a loooooong hot day of canning home made salsa and blanching/freezing fresh green beans
).
 
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GuineaLady93

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Quote:Wattles are not always a true indicator of sex... I have a couple Hens with cupped wattles (but not as large as a male's cupped floppy wattles) and males with flat wattles (but usually not as small as a Hen's normal sized flat wattle) and some that have asymmetrical wattles - one of each. Wattle shape can be due to genetics, just as much as it can be due to sex, so it's not always accurate. I only rely 100% on the buck-wheat call, or if they lay an egg, then I'm positive I have a Hen, lol. Mature Hens usually sport a "Bustle" on their hind end.

On older birds, no matter the wattle size or shape, the males usually have a more pronounced fleshy bump over the nostrils (I can't remember what that bump is called ATM tho (major brain fade from a loooooong hot day of canning home made salsa and blanching/freezing fresh green beans
).

Oh I know the wattle thing isn't 100%, like I said, the first 2 being males is just my opinion, and I could be wrong but that's just my best guess.
And I agree that their call will be the best way to sex them, but I can't hear them, just see them.
 

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