What color is this?

racuda

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I have pied, white and pearl. These are the only colors I've had in the past eight years. This keet looks different than any I've had before.


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R2elk

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I have pied, white and pearl. These are the only colors I've had in the past eight years. This keet looks different than any I've had before.


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That does not appear to be a guinea keet. Its coloration is more of a chicken color and not a guinea color. If you are positive that it hatched from a guinea egg, it could be a guinea/chicken hybrid but it looks like a chicken chick to me and not a guinea keet. A side view would be helpful to be able to see if the beak is that of a chick or a keet. From this angle it does not look like the beak of a keet.
 

thunderclast

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That does not appear to be a guinea keet. Its coloration is more of a chicken color and not a guinea color.
I agree, it looks more like a chick than a keet, I almost said the same. Although there are some pictures floating around on Google that show "keets" that look very similar to the one pictured above, I have not seen any with a distinctive white line like this one.
 

R2elk

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I agree, it looks more like a chick than a keet, I almost said the same. Although there are some pictures floating around on Google that show "keets" that look very similar to the one pictured above, I have not seen any with a distinctive white line like this one.
No pure keets have those type of markings on the top of the head. It is also too big to be a keet based on the size versus the hand it is sitting in. I am sure it is not a keet.
 

racuda

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Well, I'm embarrassed! It is indeed a chick, most likely a cochin/icelandic cross. It hatched with the keets, so a cochin must have slipped an egg in the nest a week after I set the guinea eggs under two cochin hens. I didn't plan to hatch any mutts...
 

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