What Color Guineas do I have??

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by denasfarm, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. denasfarm

    denasfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet Home Alabama!!
    These came from a fellow BYCer...Very nice birds. What colors do I have in general? and One particularly is colored oddly.
    They are aka the ones in the raised by a chicken topic who lost their chicken momma.


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    Most are the same color, One is Lavander and one IDK???

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    Strange one in front

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    Strange one in middle

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    Front left???

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    Front left...



    So what do ya'll think??
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see regular Pearl Greys, Pied Pearl Greys (any with white chests and white flight feathers are Pied), the Lavender... and the "odd" one is a Royal Purple that has white flight feathers. If it too has some white chest feathers then it's considered a Pied Royal Purple.

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  3. denasfarm

    denasfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet Home Alabama!!
    Will it turn more purpley purple? or Irridecent like a black chicken? It just looks black and brown now.
    It has white flight feathers but gee whiz I cant remember about its chest. I will have to go out to the pen and look.
    Its been a long day and Do you know how hard it is to photogragh guineas? I chased them around for two hours.


    Edited to say No white on chest and they dont like pics taken in dark either.
     
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  4. denasfarm

    denasfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Peeps...The third pic from the bottom on your BYC page...Are those Purples?
     
  5. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think, but I'm not sure, that "Purple" isn't so much a mutation affecting color as it is a mutation which restricts the amount of spotting. If you imagine a pearl guinea with fewer spots, the dark base color is more prominent, and that gives a purplish hue. The color was already there, but with the spots, it reads as not being as "dark" overall. I'm sure Peeps will correct me if I'm wrong.

    But they're cute, either way.

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  6. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep, the top 2 are Royal Purples, the one on the left turned out to be a Bronze.

    Your youngin' will molt again in another couple months and lose a lot of the spotted baby feathers and develop more of an over all purpley sheen on the wings, chest and back... hopefully like this guy has:
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    PS... LoL yes I do know how hard it is to take pics of those dang birds! You need to take 15 pics to get one good shot and still you either get nothing but blur, or just a butt shot [​IMG]
     
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  7. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL no correction needed [​IMG]
     

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