White Flight Feather?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by GuineaLady93, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is a white flight feather? How do they get them and how can you get rid of them? If you can??
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:White flight feathers (usually 1-2 white feathers at the very end of 1 or both wings) are considered a flaw/disqualification. I've been told that white flight feathers are a sign that the bird has a teeny bit of the Pied gene in them, but not enough to make them a true Pied. (Pied birds of course always have them... but Pieds are not recognized by the Standards of perfection for Helmeted Guinea Fowl). The white flight feathers are a genetic trait and can be passed down to the offspring. The offspring may end up having more white flight feathers than the parent bird. There's no way to get rid of them other than culling or selling all the birds that have them [​IMG]

    Even tho I usually sell any of my birds that have them, white flight feathers are perfectly fine for an everyday backyard flock of Guineas [​IMG]
     
  3. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Yeah I agree with Peep. It means that they have Pied gene in them. For some reason I have a pair of Pieds that I collect their eggs and I get some pearls from their eggs and any that come out Pearl have white on thier end flight feathers.
     

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