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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:29 pm 
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As our guinea fowl is getting a bit more mature, her/his wattles have gotten bigger too.
He/she has been flying onto our roof and 6 houses further down the street into a tree while making a lot of noise, then coming back to roost at night time. I think it might be mating season? He/she is about 4 months old now...
Any idea about it's sex? We might have to get her/him a mate.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:49 pm 
I say male and yes it is mating season.

Guine Fowl a flock bird, so are not happy being alone. My Guinea Fowl a quite most of the time but I have 100 plus of them.


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Thanks for the response :)

Wow 100 guinea fowl :shock: I don't think the council would allow us to have that many.

We bought our guinea fowl as a week old keet and he grew up with our chicks so he's not 100 % alone -he may even think he's a chicken.

On the other hand, knowing now that he's a he, we might get him a female and hope he quiets down a bit plus it may prevent him from getting passionate with our hens- I saw the GF-chook cross breeds...whew.

thanks again for your help

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We were calling around to find him a GF female yesterday, but instead found someone who was looking for a male GF to join his Guinea Fowl..

We decided to take our little buddy to this new place so he would no longer be lonely.
He seemed quite exited when he got there and immediately started calling out and getting responses from the other GF :D

His "sisters" (the Langshan and Pekin with whom he grew up) seem a bit sad today, but I feel like we did the right thing, as he constantly seemed to be in search of a mate when he was with us..

We're going to stay in touch with his lovely new owner and see how he is progressing there.

Thanks again for the advice.

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