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 Post subject: Sexing Guinea Fowl - For the beginner.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:47 am 
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For the beginner.
Here is a video clip that shows VERY CLEARLY the difference in wattles of males and females. Notice the first GF has large cup wattles and crown then the video move on to the female which CLEARLY has much smaller, flat wattles and smaller crown. Then the last bird on the rock in the clip is of course a male, I know, I know its so obvious for 99% of people but that 1% need special learning help [smilie=a_goodjobson.gif]



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Male front and back left - Female back right
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Two Females
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The best way to sex guinea fowl is by the Wattles [lobs] not by call as you have to wait until they are mature. The experienced breeders use wattles only and at a young age. If you are told or read that a hen can have the same size wattles as a male that is total rubbish and that person has no idea about guinea fowl.

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 Post subject: Re: Sexing Guinea Fowl - For the beginner.
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Great post there CG will be very good for beginners like googleboy to help her learn if he can. They are the simplist of fowl to sex thats for sure. [smilie=a_goodjobson.gif]


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 Post subject: Re: Sexing Guinea Fowl - For the beginner.
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Great photos! than657

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 Post subject: Re: Sexing Guinea Fowl - For the beginner.
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An extremely informative topic/post , thanks CG woohoo4

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 Post subject: Re: Sexing Guinea Fowl - For the beginner.
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I have add it to the Guinea Fowl Index.

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 Post subject: Re: Sexing Guinea Fowl - For the beginner.
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I will add some pictures also if any one else does feel free to add them wee.

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 Post subject: Re: Sexing Guinea Fowl - For the beginner.
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Wow CG, you have out done yourself with so much detail. This is an honest high quality topic that will genuinely help people with sexing guinea fowl. The pictures and clip are excellent!

I have spoken to quality experienced fowl judges who say they are so easy to sex from 50 feet away with the obvious wattle differences, can you imagine waiting for one to 'call' so it can be sexed and judged sidesplit.gif sidesplit.gif As you say the experienced breeders only sex them by the wattles and its easy.

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 Post subject: Re: Sexing Guinea Fowl - For the beginner.
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AWESOME woohoo4 woohoo4

My 87 old gran can tell them by looking at their face lobs and her glasses and 2 inch thick :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Sexing Guinea Fowl - For the beginner.
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I will get my grandmother to sex mine when she come to visit on friday she's 92 and I bet she can too. I think its bizarre some people can't


[smilie=thanks.gif] to all the details cinnguinea, great job


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 Post subject: Re: Sexing Guinea Fowl - For the beginner.
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I wonder if some person says they have a male that has small wattles like a female its because they did not feed them properly as keets and starved them so they didn't grow properly?


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