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 Post subject: ques. about blue wattle?? on guinea fowl
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:59 pm 
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Just a couple questions
What is the piece of skin under the neck area of guinea fowl is it also called a wattle? Two of my guineas have rather large ones and very blue in colour (both birds are pied, patchy chest) is it a pied thing? as the other two which are pearl have nothing, or a breeding season thing?

Tried to get a couple of photos :/

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 Post subject: Re: ques. about blue wattle?? on guinea fowl
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No not part of the wattle that is called the throat flap and usually on mature or sexually active males and is believed a courtship decoration. Also its on Pearl and Pearl pieds and splits

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 Post subject: Re: ques. about blue wattle?? on guinea fowl
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Thanks very much for that Ace

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 Post subject: Re: ques. about blue wattle?? on guinea fowl
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Like decprations on the xmas tree ;) they look good though

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 Post subject: Re: ques. about blue wattle?? on guinea fowl
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Most of mine have that flap but had not noticed it that much until you mentioned it


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 Post subject: Re: ques. about blue wattle?? on guinea fowl
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Yep most of mine have them but only really noticeable in the 2 or more year old males

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Same here all mine have the flaps

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Checked mine YEP they do too woohoo4

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 Post subject: Re: ques. about blue wattle?? on guinea fowl
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Mine have them also

Question, do the whites have them also?


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Nope just looked in the gallery and none in the 460 pictures have them ;)

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