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Guinea Fowl

Guinea Fowl

ORIGIN

Africa

HELMET

Horn, sits on head directly over eye.

SIZE EGG

40gr Small pointed

GILLS

Wattles -,flat, stiff, wide, smooth

EGGS/YEAR

50-60

CRESTED

No

EGG COLOURS

Creamy, may have speckles

LEGS

Short, round, smooth.

SIZE MALE

1.8kg

TOES

Straight, well spread and strong.

SIZE FEMALE

1.36kg

CHARACTERISTICS

Communal nesters, often find 180 or more eggs in a nest.  Terrible mothers.

RING SIZE MALE/FEMALE

10
10

RECOGNISED COLOURS BY AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS

Pearl, lavender, pied and white

FLYING

Fly high and long.

TEMPERAMENT

Flighty, alert

BROODY

Once a year

PRODUCTION

Meat

All of the above weights and sizes are approximate only; they depend on the bird, the weather, the conditions and many other environmental factors.

Also the number of eggs laid per year varies from reference to reference; therefore; this is only a guide.

References

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