- Lavender Guinea
Figures of the Guinea Fowl are found on buildings built by ancient Egyptians as far back as 2400's B.C. In 400 B.C. the Greeks considered the meat and eggs delicacies.The origin of the Guinea is the West Coast of Africa.
The guinea makes a very good watch dog and will let you know if an intruder is around. They are also known to be good tick and bug eaters. Guinea fowl are very hard to sex by sight. The males utter a one-syllable call, usually repeated several times in succession (chit, chit, chit). The females utter a two-syllable call, usually repeated several times in succession (buck-wheat, buck-wheat, buck-wheat, buck-wheat). Guinea fowl normally hide their nests and then show up with many little keets when allowed to free range. They like to roost high in trees.
Cackle Hatchery® is currently selling the following color varieties of Guinea keets: White, Lavender, Pearl, and Royal Purple Guineas. You can view and order these online and in our catalog. Place an order today for your local 4H and FFA student who want to show or breed them.
Cackle Hatchery® ships your baby guinea keet orders May-Aug and it is recommended to order in March and April to secure and reserve your baby keets. We hope you enjoy our guinea fowl breeds and check out our caring for keets.
We can not ship guineas to Hawaii.
Availability Table coming soon. In the meantime, check out the Master Availability Table
PLEASE NOTE: Availability chart is updated weekly and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
In the checkout process, please indicate in the comment section your desired hatch/ship date with desired month or ASAP.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Weights: Hen----3-4 lbs Cock-----4-5 lbs
- Pullet---3 lb Cockerel----3 1/2 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Egg Laying and meat; Exhibition
- Egg Color: Dark and Spotted
- Egg Production:Good, between 60-100 from March to August
- Egg Size: Small
- Temperament: Active
- Fertility Percentage: 60-75%
- Broody: Setters
- Mating Ratio: 9 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 4+ feet
- Country of Origin: Western Africa
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection
- ALBC: Not Listed
- Breeder Farm Source: "Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm" developing our bloodline or strain of four pure colors of Guinea Fowl since 1977.
18 keets arrived alive and well Review by Sharon
We ordered 15 keets (5 of 3 different breeds). To our happy surprise we got an extra keet of each breed for a total of 18 birds. They all arrived healthy and well. We didn’t lose any except one, but that was because when we were transferring them to a coop one flew out and we couldn’t find it until we saw it dead of dehydration two days later (they were close to a month old by then) :,( Overall, very happy with the purchase. The keets got to my area on a Thursday, but they mailed it to another post office that was just as far as the first one, so I couldn’t get my keets until that Friday. But that wasn’t anyone’s fault, I just wish we could pick our post office next time to avoid this instead of someone picking the one in my city when in fact a post office in the city next to me is just as close if it means arriving a day early. They are close to 2 months now! (Posted on 7/20/2019)
Great purchase Review by Lisa
I ordered 24 meets and I got 27! They are all safe and sound, our postmaster called at 7am. Once they got home they ate and drank! Cute little things, much smaller than chicks! Thanks, hoping they all do well tonight! (Posted on 6/26/2019)
Healthy Arrival Review by Martha
I cried when I found all of the baby guineas dead last week. This morning
the replacement shipment arrived and they are all healthy and happy. Thank
you so much for you kindness and rapid response in shipping the
replacements. I'm delighted. I've ordered chicks from Cackle Hatchery for
over 40 years and this is the first time that I have ever gotten a DOA
shipment. Since I am now 80 years old, I probably won't be here to do a lot
of business with you in the future, but I definitely will be your faithful
customer until the end. I recommend Cackle Hatchery to everyone who visits
our farm. (Posted on 8/16/2017)
After day 1 i am happy with this purchase ! Review by DAVE
I was worried about USPS but they arrived happy and healthy all 15 with one extra . (Posted on 7/15/2016)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Larry December 2015
Liked your youtube video! (Posted on 12/28/2015)