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Guinea Fowl Feathers

The feathers of the Guinea fowl are sought after by keen fly anglers, especially trout fishermen, and fashion houses.


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Guinea Fowl come in a wide range of colours and some of the rarer colours such as cinnamon or white are very hard to find. 

Most have spotty feathers in shades of blue, lavender or pearl grey but gold, cinnamon, rose and solid colours such as white and brown are also possible.

It really is pot luck when breeding for colour, as even pairs mated from the same colour lines can produce a mixture of colours in any one clutch of eggs, and hatching keets can look very similar until true feathers start to develop.

Most have spotty feathers in shades of blue, lavender or pearl grey but gold, cinnamon, rose and solid colours such as white and brown are also possible.

Colours we keep

There are three main groups: pearled, partially pearled, and solid. Pearled means dots appear over the entire body as keets matures into an adult guinea. Partially pearled is just that, usually dots on parts of lower wings and flanks.Solid is void of any markings. Pied keets may be harder to ID when very young. As they start to feather, you will notice what is going to stay white on their chests and wings.
Pearl Grey: These are a dark grey with white dots through out their plumage, and prized by fly fisherman for their beautiful dotted feathers. Keets are brown with black stripes and markings and a tan underside. The head has a broad black stripe down the centre with two narrow black stripes on each side of it, with narrow orange stripes between the black. The beak, legs, and toes are orange.
Pied pearl grey: Same as above Pearl Grey. Keets are brown with black stripes and markings and a tan underside along with any degree of white on chest and/or wings
Lavender: They are light blue with white dots. This is a very popular colour. Keets are a light blue with dark blue stripes and markings. The belly is light blue. The head markings are a broad dark blue stripe down the centre of the head with two narrow dark blue stripes on each side of it, with narrow tan stripes between the dark blue stripes. The beak, legs, and toes are orange. Like all guinea keets, they are very lively and alert.