What variety are we?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by marcym, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. marcym

    marcym Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After posting about the various colors of my new keets, I thought it might be best to get opinions on the parents. Ideas?
     
  2. Valley quail breeder

    Valley quail breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Pearl pied (white on chest).
     
  4. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Yep, as speckledhen said, they're pearl pied. I've got a male pearl pied myself who looks just like yours! His name is Cornelius. [​IMG]
     
  5. jhatch

    jhatch Out Of The Brooder

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    Pearl pie bald.
     
  6. marcym

    marcym Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this would account for the five keets having three distinctive different colors?
     
  7. thechickenguy

    thechickenguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yep.
     
  8. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    Those pics of the parents look like the birds have some purple around thier shoulders...or is that just the light?
     
  9. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pearl pied (white on chest).

    agreed​
     
  10. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    So do the pearl grey have purple on thier necks and chest/upper back? I have some that I thought would be pearl grey but I had them out in the sun the other day and they are really purplish on those areas...
     

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