Which Guinea breed is best?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by ChristyDawn, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. ChristyDawn

    ChristyDawn Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been wanting to get some Guineas for a while and am considering putting some in with my Ideal order. I just wanted to get an idea if one Guinea breed is better than the other. Any info or suggestions are appreciated!
     
  2. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My favorite is the regular pearl. They seem hardier and since they're so dark they don't get picked off as easily if they get left out. The other thing is their cute spots. Their feathers are great. The lavenders are spotted (pearled) too. Some of the other colors are beautiful but some don't have the spots and they are a big plus for me.
     
  3. ChristyDawn

    ChristyDawn Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for replying! I have heard that Pearls were hardier, but wasn't sure if it was accurate info. It's good to hear it from someone else. I like spots as well in my birds, so I will remember that. Thanks for the info!
     
  4. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So your question is actually about variety and not breed. Breed would be the helmeted versus say the French.

    I raised exclusively lavender and have not noticed that they are any less hardy than the pearls. My original boys still rule the flock five years later.
     
  5. ChristyDawn

    ChristyDawn Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, my question is more about variety. Sorry about that. Thanks for the info.
     
  6. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get a variety pack. The more the merrier! I have Pearl, Lavender, Pied and White. All are great!
     
  7. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I have pearls,pieds,lavenders,whites and royal purple they are free rangers and do really well even in the woods i keep cleared, they range along ways but never where i can not hear them.
     
  8. ChristyDawn

    ChristyDawn Out Of The Brooder

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    Fantastic! I think I will start with a variety and see if any grow on me. I am sure they are all going to be a lot of fun (and very loud). [​IMG] Thanks everyone!
     
  9. Farmboy13

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    I dont think theres a major difference its just what color you like better
     
  10. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Actually there might be a hardiness issue in the whites. I have whites popping up in my lavender hatches, they are the only keets that do not appear as hardy as their sibs.
     

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