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Tooshay89

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There's a couple people on our street that annoy me, but with these roosters, we're are easily the loudest. So like yourself, I don't bother claiming. Let those couple of people mention there nose though. They'll wake up with a lost guinea in there yard. :D
Are guineas as dumb as I've heard? I've heard they are great at tick reduction - which we really need, but I'm not sure that I want to deal with the nonsense of a guinea.
 

Muscovy Wunda

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Are guineas as dumb as I've heard? I've heard they are great at tick reduction - which we really need, but I'm not sure that I want to deal with the nonsense of a guinea.
My ducks are great at keeping the ticks down. And the muscovies eradicated the lawn grubs we had. Left some holes but rather the holes than tge pests
 

Tooshay89

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So I'm wondering if the FGCM are actually pullets. I was sexing them according to color, but the comb/waddles just look like females to me. Any thoughts?
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This is the 55F, born the same day, but with more comb/waddle development.
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How old are they? That white one strikes me as a cockerel, but I'm no expert by any means. I've been trying to sex my three orpingtons for months now.
 

Trimurtisan

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Are guineas as dumb as I've heard? I've heard they are great at tick reduction - which we really need, but I'm not sure that I want to deal with the nonsense of a guinea.
To be honest, I'm not sure how to answer that. We only have 1, and she's a bit strange. Like she sleeps on the ground with the Silkies, and acts like their mother. She's very annoying most of the time because she's loud, but I actually think she's pretty smart. She's not a bully either which I've read they can be. I'll never have another one after Pearl because how annoying she can be, but I do really like her.
 

Tooshay89

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To be honest, I'm not sure how to answer that. We only have 1, and she's a bit strange. Like she sleeps on the ground with the Silkies, and acts like their mother. She's very annoying most of the time because she's loud, but I actually think she's pretty smart. She's not a bully either which I've read they can be. I'll never have another one after Pearl because how annoying she can be, but I do really like her.
Yeah I'm already planning on having a barking LGD at some point, maybe I won't push it with the guineas...
 

Trimurtisan

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How old are they? That white one strikes me as a cockerel, but I'm no expert by any means. I've been trying to sex my three orpingtons for months now.
The white one is a cockerel. I just posted it for comparison as they are the same age. They are6-7 weeks old now.

Both breeds are sex linked, but thre 55F are way easier to see the differences. Males are white ans females are fully colored. The French Golden Cuckoo Marans (top bird pictured) though has me puzzled.
 

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