Country of Origin: Africa, the Central African plains
Primary Use: pest control, hobby, eggs, meat
Bird Size: Adult male – 3 to 3.5 lbs. Adult Hen – 3.5 lbs
Egg Production: Can begin as early as 16 weeks. Usually lay one egg per day from April to September.
Egg Size: the shell is small and shaped like a top, but the egg inside will be the size of a medium to large chicken egg and taste the same
Egg Color: Egg shell color varies depending on which hen lays it. You cannot determine the color of the keet inside by the color of the egg shell.
Comb Type: Guineas have a helmet, commonly called the casque; it is pale, hard and curves toward the body.
Hardiness: Winter hardy as long as they are not exposed to drafts or dampness
Temperament: non-aggressive to humans, pets, chickens
ALBC Priority: N/a