What is it and where can I find it?

griffinkid02

Chirping
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Jun 5, 2011
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I was read and researching guineas because I want to add a BUNCH to my poultry epidemic next year and I came across THIS picture:


All I can say is OMG! That is one beautiful bird. I love colorful animals and that blue is outstanding. But I haven't been able to establish beyond doubt what KIND of guinea it is, except vulturine. Can anyone help me? And find out where I can GET some? lol.
 

PeepsCA

Crowing
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
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BFE, CA
That is a Vulturine Guinea Fowl. Rare and very expensive, and they need supplemental heating during cold weather. Spectrum Ranch was selling Hybrids a while back, much cheaper... here's the thread, maybe they can hook you up. There's also a few other threads on Vulturines, do a forum search, it will pull up all the threads for you.


Guineas of a different color- Vulturine Hybrids!
 

griffinkid02

Chirping
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Jun 5, 2011
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Yeah.... I was researching. Dang it. There is NO WAY I would shell out that kind of dough for them, not go to that much trouble for keeping them, although the heat might not be a problem here in Alabama. Especially in my "Greenhouse-Coop" lol. But still. Pity those bright colors can't be found in the helmeted guineas without breeding a sterile hybrid. *le sigh*
 

griffinkid02

Chirping
8 Years
Jun 5, 2011
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I had seen the name "vulturine" But since guineas are divided up into colors instead of breeds, like chickens are, I wasn't sure if there was more than one type of vulturine. But from I'm seeing, there isn't so question answered I guess.
 

TarheelBirdy

Songster
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May 7, 2011
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Yeah.... I was researching. Dang it. There is NO WAY I would shell out that kind of dough for them, not go to that much trouble for keeping them, although the heat might not be a problem here in Alabama. Especially in my "Greenhouse-Coop" lol. But still. Pity those bright colors can't be found in the helmeted guineas without breeding a sterile hybrid. *le sigh*
I looked into these last year, and came to the same conclusion you did. But I do think they are beautiful!
 

daylily

Chirping
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Mar 28, 2012
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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
They are especially colorful almost like a tuxedo with a bright blue cummerbund. LOL That is one hefty price tag so I'll just try chocolate and blue next time. Although I am pretty partial to things black and white.
 

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