what am i ????

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by lobo307, May 11, 2011.

  1. lobo307

    lobo307 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can anyone tell me the sex and type of guinea?

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    sorry about the quality of the pics, ill upload more if i need to
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a sun-bleached Chocolate to me, possibly a Blonde. Does it have any pearling or barring in the flank area and on it's wing feathers?
    As far as sex... I can't tell from the pics. I see it has small flat wattles like a Hen should have, but that doesn't always mean it's a Hen. Have you heard the bird buck-wheating? Only females make that 2 syllable call. Also, Hens tend to have a bustle (a raised area on the hind end, between the wings).
     
  3. lobo307

    lobo307 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no pearl or barring that i can see. ill try to get better pics tomorrow
     
  4. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok if there's no pearling or baring at all then I'd guess it to be a Pewter, but different breeders call different colors by different names... lol [​IMG]

    Did you raise it from a keet? If so what did the keet look like? (describe the stripes and colors if you can).
     
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  5. BAMACK2

    BAMACK2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like a female
     
  6. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hen
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    What makes you two so definitively say hen on this bird? It is nearly impossible to determine the sex of a guinea by looks alone. Going by the size of the 'helmet' I would say male, I've not seen any females with such a 'high' helmet. The wattles look rather flat but they don't look like a hen's. I have some males with flat wattles but the shape of them is different.
     
  8. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    I have to listen to the darn things to find out how many of each sex I have... [​IMG]
     
  9. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Depending on the age of this bird, it could be an older Hen with a well developed helmet/casque. I've seen some pretty tall helmets on some older Hens, and I attribute that to being controlled by genetics. I can't tell from these pics, but the nostrils on a female Guinea Fowls are less prominent than on the males. And as mentioned before I do not see a bustle. I have 25 Hens, from 3 different blood lines, they ALL have the bustles on their hind ends that I mentioned. Their wattles vary too (another characteristic controlled by genetics), they all are flat in my flock, but some are different shapes. Some rounded, some are pointed etc. And I have seen Hens with very cupped large wattles, like a male. Also, the female Guinea Fowl's stance is not as upright as that of the male, and this Guinea looks like it's standing especially tall, long and lean like a male in the first pic, but not so much in the 2nd pic. I am leaning towards male at this point tho, but I need better pics to give a more definitive opinion. Hopefully lobo posts some more pics... or confirms that the bird makes the Buck-Wheat call.
     
  10. caral07

    caral07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its definatly a female!!
     

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