Day Old Lavender Guinea Keets
Hatching May to August
If you are looking for a pest controller and something beautiful to look at, the lavender guinea fowl is a great option. The lavender guinea fowl is a beautiful icy grey colored bird with a bluish hint to it with white polka dot pearling. Being loud and territorial, the guinea fowl makes a good addition to a homestead to reduce insect populations and drive off intruders.
Production: Lavender guinea fowl are seasonal layers, laying approximately 30 eggs each season. The eggs are tough and ovoid in shape. Guinea hens can go broody and raise their own young.
Temperament: Guinea fowl are alert and flighty. They do well in large housing or free range due to their behavior. They get along with other flock members or livestock if raised with them. They do best in groups of their own kind.
History: The Spanish brought guinea fowl to the United States in the Early 1500s. In the 1900s many new colors were developed, the lavender being one of them.
Colors: Light grey, or lavender with distinct pearl markings. Their shanks and toes are light gray to orange in color.
Standard Weights: Male 4 lbs, Hen 3.5 lbs, Cockerel 3.5 lbs, Pullet 3.0 lbs