What are these guys?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by silkies4ever, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. silkies4ever

    silkies4ever In the Brooder

    Sep 30, 2007
    I'm not sure if you guys saw my other topic in another subforum, but I have a pair of what I have nicknamed "false guineafowl". I got these guys as hatchlings only a day or two old. They were labeled as guineafowl and they did look like guinea fowl keets.

    But as they grew up, that wasn't the case. They don't resemble any kind of guineafowl in any way. I have already noted that they resemble appenzell bearded fowl in the face, but I have no clue if that stands the same for the color and body (only pic of an ABH I could find was a B&W headshot).

    I'm curious as to what your guys' suspicions are regarding their breed so have fun figuring it out.

    And a little extra info, they are about 4 months old now and very quiet. Not sure how much they weigh, but they are not a bantam size. They aren't exactly friendly, but they aren't wild either. They are comfortable with me being in the pen or walking around them and will take food from my hand, but they aren't friendly like my silkies. They're very calm and very non aggressive, not high strung like OEGH's.

    So here's the pics






    Parden the mess, I have a flock of about 20 pigeons in there as well and they're a pain to keep clean.

    One is slightly larger than the other (the one that is a bit greyer) and has been like that since it was a chick. It was also a bit fluffier than all the others there.

    So any guesses are welcome [​IMG]
  2. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    Easter Eggers. [​IMG]

    Pretty ones too. I love the blue on that one.
  3. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    The one looks very similar to my EE but,I agree, that one with the blue is a real nice looking one, [​IMG]
    Grats on that find.

    Added: when you get eggs from them, Feel free to post them in the EE egg color thread, the link is in my signiture [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2007
  4. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Those are beautiful Easter Eggers. Way better than a Guinnea. You got lucky with that mistake.
  5. PeiTheCelt

    PeiTheCelt Songster

    Sep 3, 2007
    Central NY
    Wow, I can't vote on breed, but they're *really* lovely! I love the buff and blue, she's GORGEOUS! [​IMG]
  6. silkies4ever

    silkies4ever In the Brooder

    Sep 30, 2007
    Wow, thanks guys!

    Are these both hens? Maybe somebody can answer that too since they figured out what the mystery breed is [​IMG]

    Does anybody have some easter egger pics they'd like to share?
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Haha, interesting catch for being guinea fowl. They are EE's and all girls!
  8. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Quote:Look like hens to me too.
    If you want to see my EE, you can look in my Esther and Winnie thread from the link in my signiture, you can also look in the EE egg color thread, there are lots of peoples EE's in that thread... again the link is in my signiture [​IMG]
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    They look like hens to me. Funny-looking guineas, though.
  10. peeps7

    peeps7 Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    EE's. They are very pretty too, although I'm not sure why they would be called guineas.

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