Weird behavior

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by collegegardener, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. collegegardener

    collegegardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had my two guineas since about late May-early June. I raised them as keets and they've been with the chickens for the longest time. I have one white and one pearl. My cochin rooster used to constantly mate with the pearl guinea & so I always thought it was a female. But after doing some research and listening to their calls I've realized the oearl is a male and the buff guinea is a female. So why was my cochin mating with a male guinea? Was it a dominance thing? You hardly ever see the guineas and the cochin roo separated and the male guinea acts sorta like a body guard for the roo. He's actually quite aggressive sometimes.
     
  2. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, it's a dominance thing.
     
  3. gguineasfamily

    gguineasfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Silkie roo mates with my male guineas. They hate it. It's nice that your pearl guinea likes your rooster. Eventually he will figure out he's a male and mate the female guinea but if he likes the rooster, he should still let him mate him. I think the guinea and roo have themselves quite a lovely fighting team. The rooster doesn't know the guinea is a male. The guinea doesn't know he's a male either but by his 1st birthday he will. He may try to be a girl until then - I've had it happen, but he will soon mate the female guinea.
     
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