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 Post subject: guinea fowl gender?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:03 pm 
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Hi, Can anyone tell me what type and gender of guinea fowl I have. I've been told that this could be a pied silver, or a pied lavender. Also, I think from the sound it makes that it could be a male. Does anybody know?

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He is a pied lavender and a male, lovely looking bird, wouldnt mind one like that myself.

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Thanks QueenF. I hoped someone would know. If you lived closer I could give you one - I've got two boys then.

I keep them just because they are unusual. They are a law unto themselves. They fly up out of the cages like helicopters and run around on the shed roof. It would be nice to find them a couple of girlfriends.


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Hi,

Can someone tell me how you actually tell the gender of GF? We have one female and need a male but dont know how to tell whats a male... :oops:

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The females say "COME BACK, COME BACK" and the males say "NO, NO, NO!"

:lol: The females have a two syllable call while the males have one.

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Thanks for that Nick - thats what we were going by, but someone told us that you can tell by the way the wattles hang but we have two which have different wattles - facing down and facing back but they are both female - make two syllable call... :?

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I would think a silver hen ( a bit light for lavender and certainly not pied)


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Martin the bird looks like a definite Pied Lavender to me, what makes you say certainly not pied? He/she has a white front?

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Sorry Nick if I have missed it , but can't see ANY white . (might be my screen quality)


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I can see white, maybe it's just me at my end?

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I can see it too, at least I think I can.
Perhaps Chicken07 could clarify this.


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Yes, she has a white front, and lavender/silver base with white spots on the other parts.

What exactly is the pied referring to? I know nothing about GF but I always assumed it was the white spots - is it the white front?


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The pied means the white on the front. All Guineas (except some really rare solid colours) have spots on their feathers.

So your boy/girl would be a Lavender Pied.

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Oh, well thanks for that. I've learnt something!


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Nick wrote:
The females say "COME BACK, COME BACK" and the males say "NO, NO, NO!"

:lol: The females have a two syllable call while the males have one.

Nick


When do they start making these noises (what age)?

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