We now have guineas!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by catsmithpuddin, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. catsmithpuddin

    catsmithpuddin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 19, 2009
    haughton louisiana
    Thought I would brag a little. We got them from the feed store at about 3 inches tall. Kept them in the brooder with two of our chicks and a free mystery chick I was given. They hang out with the brooder mates and are really cool critters!

    One question, one has white feathers on it's wings and is a little bigger and the other does not. Does this give any clue about gender?

  2. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2010
    you can tell the gender by the different calls they make
  3. Prairie Orca

    Prairie Orca Out Of The Brooder

    I'm pretty sure colouring does not define gender.

    The guinea fowl forum sticky links here for the sounds that helps you tell the genders apart.

    That guinea with the white feathers make me want to say pied. Pearl x white pied, I think.
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    Nice guineas! [​IMG]
    You have a Pied, or Pearl Pied on the right but the other one???? He is a beauty but I dunno what color! [​IMG]
    When you guineas get older they will start to call .. the females have a call kind of like this: "Buckwheat Buckwheat Buckwheat" and the males have a call like "ChiChiChiChi" once they start to call it's pretty easy. [​IMG]
  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    You have a nice royal purple and a pied.

    As stated above the call is the only way to tell gender.

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