What color Guinea Fowl are these?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Midwest97, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. Midwest97

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    I have seven Guinea fowl, a little over four months old. They have been free ranging 24/7 (roosting in a tree at night) for over a month now, and are doing awesome. I know 3 of them are Pearl Grays, but I can't tell what the other 4 are. Royal Purple was my best guess, but they almost have a brownish tint to some of their feathers. What do you guys think?[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    It does appear that you have Pearl Grays and Royal Purples. We all see colors slightly different and what may look like a brownish tinge to you appears as a purplish tint to me. All of the colors do fade in the sunlight over the course of the summer. My coral blues are just now starting to molt and gain back their gorgeous blue color.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    @R2elk or anyone else, what color are mine?

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    Thanks,
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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Hope you don't mind mind if I ask the same question about mine!

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  5. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    I am assuming that their father is a white guinea. All of the keets look like they are pied pearl gray keets.

    Here is a good site to check on guinea colors. The keet photos are at the bottom of the page.

    http://guineas.com/colorchart/
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Thanks! I think the father is white. So is the mother also pearl gray? Excuse my ignorance, I know nothing about guinea colors, lol.

    -Kathy
     
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  8. casportpony

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  9. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    She appears to be a pearl gray. Crossing a white male with a pearl gray hen will give 100% pied pearl gray keets.
     
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