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 Post subject: I think I might be overun with Guineas soon
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:01 pm 
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We started off with 3 females and 1 male, 1 of the females was taken by something but the others seem to be settled in well.
I thought they were not laying and because they are seasonal I bought a dozen keets.
The original 3 have hatched out 14 keets which we promptly took and put in the brooder to raise and hopefully sell, once we took those babies I found that they have started another nest and I have taken 10 of those eggs and put them in the incubator and they are sitting on at least another 10. They seem to be good at this egg business.
I was wondering what happens if I leave them altogether , ie the babies will they inbreed and how much of a problem is this?
They also seem to know that the keets in the brooder are theirs because they get very defensive if I handle them and they are within earshot to hear them squawk, had to fend them off the other day thought I was going to get my eyes scratched out LOL.
I also have 1 keet being raised by the bantams was the only egg they hatched and I have 1 keet that I raised in the brooder with a little bantam , but the bantam is a cockerel so will be going, not sure what to do with the lone GF, don't think the others groups will accept them, maybe I can put them together to try and buddy up.
How successful is something like this ?
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 Post subject: Re: I think I might be overun with Guineas soon
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Most flocks of guineas are all related and its not a problem


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 Post subject: Re: I think I might be overun with Guineas soon
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All mine are inbred and no 2 heads (ross syndrome) or anything :-D

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 Post subject: Re: I think I might be overun with Guineas soon
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Oh good to know LOL was a bit unsure as I have no idea about birds.


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 Post subject: Re: I think I might be overun with Guineas soon
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Oh good to know LOL was a bit unsure as I have no idea about birds.

Thats the good part about being here all the breeders are here and can help woohoo4

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 Post subject: Re: I think I might be overun with Guineas soon
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Thankfully I just sold the 14 keets I had as I have another 10 eggs due to hatch in the incubator this week and have someone wanting those ones too.


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