what kind??

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by caral07, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. caral07

    caral07 Songster

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    I have slate hens with pearl males. What will the keets be??
     
  2. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Songster

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    i dont think they mix colors so i think they will be some slate and some pearl. but i cant remember.
     
  3. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

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    You will be surprised when you start hatching keets. I had pieds that threw, pied, pearl and whites. There are so many possibilities of what their parents, grandparents, great granparents, etc., etc, etc, have in them, theres no telling what you will get.
     
  4. lazyeacres

    lazyeacres In the Brooder

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    You can get a mixed bag but generally 50% will come out Pied Slate
    Good Luck
     
  5. BarbaraNH

    BarbaraNH Chirping

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    I could be wrong, but I think you will most likely end up with all pearl keets - unless there are some other color genes in the pearl males' background. Pearl gray is a dominant color, so the resulting first generation keets should look like pearls but will also carry the slate color in their genetic makeup that could come out in later generations.
     

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