Very unusual chick, Guinea / chicken hybrid!!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by bemba, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys, I posted on another thread a picture of my little guinea / chicken hybrid but thought I'd do up it's own thread if anyone is interested in seeing updated pics as it grows :) Mum is a pearl pied guinea and dad is a black red malay rooster! out of 8 eggs 4 were fertile but unfortunately the other 3 died a few days before pip. This guy is very healthy and active. It sounds like a keet and a chick all rolled into one... so weird but so interesting at the same time! The alone cry sounds more chickenish.
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    Here are mum and dad.....
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    He has white wing tips and a white belly patch also.
     
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    wow! that's cool, I didn't know they could hybridize
     
  3. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha yeah I know it's totally weird but cool at the same time, he continues to thrive and is actually very smart, much smarter and less jumpy than the guinea keets he's in with. I think he's going to be quite big, the legs and body have that look.... Here is an updated pic :D
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  4. barbiegirl

    barbiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't wait to see him grow up :) Very cute.
     
  5. awww cute <3

    how old is he/she/it?
     
  6. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I call it a he but I don't know for sure :p He is now 5 days old, and such a little fatty! LOVES his mealworms and shredded greens! This thing seriously doesn't stop eating [​IMG]
     
  7. Tacampbell1973

    Tacampbell1973 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that is a guinea trait. My little guys are Always eating. They run each other over to get to food. I was worrying at first that they werent getting fed enough. But they are growing so fast I guess thats why. Your little guy/girl is adorable. I am integrating my keets with my chickens and am sort of hoping for a hybrid. I wouldnt be mad if they had a few. Integrating is going to have to go into high speed though as the babies busted out their brooder light horsing around this eve. and I don't have gas or money to get back to town tonight to replace it. Have one in the big kid coop so will have to stuff everyone in together and pray it works. Big guys on perch/ little guys on floor on hay. coop is smallish though for 20 birds. Dimensions are about 5 ft tall by 4 ft x 4 ft or so. Holding my breath.
     
  8. do these crosses guinea/chicken (chuinea?) become mules?
     
  9. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had guineas and chickens together for years and never bred a hybrid, mind you I didn't hatch every egg laid either. How did they go with the move?
     
  10. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are infertile.
     
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