This Guinea Hatchery supplies the following varieties of Guinea Keets for 4H and FFA for showing/breeding: White, Lavender, Pearl, and Royal Purple guineas. The guinea make a very good watch dog and will let you know if something different is going on or if an intruder is around. They are known to be good tick and bug eaters. The origin of the Guinea is the West Coast of Africa. 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. Guinea Fowl are very hard to sex by sight. Guinea Fowl males utter a one-syllable call, usually repeated several times in succession: chit, chit, chit. 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® guinea keets must be shipped in a separate compartment from all other poultry. We do this because the small keets will peck the toes of other poultry and injure them during shipment.
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.