Jumbo French Guineas For Sale
Hatching weekly year round.
Jumbo French Guineas are wonderful birds to have in your backyard poultry flock! Jumbo Guineas are raised as natural tick control, farmyard watchdogs, and for meat production. They are very hardy birds after their first two weeks of age.
Meat and Eggs: Jumbo French Guineas will reach their 4-pound live market weight by 12 weeks when fed properly. Broiler feed is recommended at a 3-pound feed to 1-pound gain ratio. These birds grow faster and will be about two pounds heavier than normal Pearl Guineas. You might try raising guineas for restaurants because there is a demand for their lean, tender, dark meat. Our guinea breeder imports their breeding stock from Grimaud Freres in France because Grimaud's guineas have strong genetic potential for meat production. The fillet yield is 24% of the live weight. They do produce about 135 eggs lightly speckled eggs a year.
Breeding: Our breeding stock is artificially inseminated to produce very high fertility in these large birds. These birds can reproduce naturally with success but the fertility rate would not be as high.
Temperament: Guineas generally will not attack people but will follow you around the yard at times. They are very able to fend for themselves on a homestead.
History: Jumbo Guineas are helmeted guinea fowl that have been breed specifically to be a larger guinea than normal. The Helmeted Guinea is a native wild species is the African Sahara. Guineas were brought to America prior to the 1850's.
Color: Jumbo French Guineas are pearl color which means that they are a gray color with white polka dots.
American Poultry Association Class: Guineafowl
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 16 February, 2010.