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 Post subject: what colour Guinea Fowl do you keep?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:31 am 
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What colour Guinea fowl do you have???

We thought this might be an interesing question?


We have to many to count, including

PEARL (NORMAL)
PEARL PIED
SILVER
SILVER PIED
LAVENDER
LAVENDER PIED
REVERSE PIED (SILVER & LAVENDER)
CINNAMON
CREAM
WHITE (New Variety)
CINNAMON PIED

We only pen the Lavender Pieds, Reverse Pieds, Cinnamon, Cream, Cinnamon pied And the Whites(of course)

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 Post subject: Guineafowl numbers
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:16 pm 
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I have 12 guineas at the moment. They free range at all times, I collect the eggs from the wild nests and incubate them. I have 5 lavender, 4 pearl pied and 3 pearl. Anyone sell them in Western Australia? I am chasing new colours.


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Hi mrpeabody, this is probably a silly question but I'll ask anyway have you tried the Pheasant & Waterfowl Society of Australia they have a branch in WA, Contact: John Hopkins Ph: 08. 9525 2204 They have advertised Guineas for sale in the past.



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I will try them, I have been meaning to join actually. When I get back from the trip I am heading on in 3 weeks I will aim to join.


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Hi all, just wondering how many poeple let there Guineas sit? or do you Incubate them? and if you let them sit, do you have them Pened? or free roaming?



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Location: rural West Australia
I have pearl and lavender guineas. My neice has pied (I think - white splash on the chest?)
Mine are all free range around the farm - great on grass hopper control - and I incubate all the eggs from nests I find. I have a mostly bachelor flock of 30+ as foxes take all the hens that sit, usually as soon as the chick starts pipping when foxy loxy eats mum and all the eggs too. They refuse to nest in the 30mx40m chook run/orchard even though that is where they were all raised. Now if I could only get it covered in..... :-D

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Hi Ginny, it's difficult to stop "Foxes" when the Guineas are sitting but as you have mentioned, a roofed pen for the breeding season is the answer.


Good Luck this season!


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I have:

Pearl
Pearl Pied
Lavender
Lavender Pied
Cinnamon
Cinnamon Pied
Silver
Silver Pied

The last four, I only have singles of, and I am trying very hard to increase the numbers.

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Location: Logan Reserve S/E QLD
i have 5 guinea fowl 3 pearl pieds and 2 pearls

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I hatched over 200 Guinea Fowl this season, only hatched one "pink eye" (either cinnamon or silver), but it died 10 days later, not a very strong bird.

So far I have not been able to hatch very good pied females, always get great pied males, pure white chest and half wing, but females have fair wings and mottle chest. But they are getting better.

My pearl have dark legs and my lavender are all light legs, I believe in consistency over a mixed leg colour.

I also breed to wattle shape, all females must have flat wattles and the males cupped, if they do not I sell them. I always cull on wattles first.


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