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Author:  learnchook [ Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:59 pm ]
Post subject:  ques. about blue wattle?? on guinea fowl

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 :/

Thanks

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Author:  Ace [ Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ques. about blue wattle?? on guinea fowl

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

Author:  learnchook [ Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:36 pm ]
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Thanks very much for that Ace

Author:  NightMare [ Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ques. about blue wattle?? on guinea fowl

Like decprations on the xmas tree ;) they look good though

Author:  Keets13 [ Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:01 am ]
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Most of mine have that flap but had not noticed it that much until you mentioned it

Author:  PeepGuineafowl [ Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:08 pm ]
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Yep most of mine have them but only really noticeable in the 2 or more year old males

Author:  CinnGuinea [ Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:59 pm ]
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Same here all mine have the flaps

Author:  bimba [ Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:08 pm ]
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Checked mine YEP they do too woohoo4

Author:  Snowman☃ [ Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:29 pm ]
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Mine have them also

Question, do the whites have them also?

Author:  MattsGuineas [ Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:52 pm ]
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Nope just looked in the gallery and none in the 460 pictures have them ;)

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