- Royal Purple Guinea
The Royal Purple Guinea is one of the most beautiful Guinea breeds. Its plumage is a dark black color with a unique, iridescent purple sheen, with its wing feathers lightly spotted white. The dark color of the feathers hides the appearance of dirt and dust, maintaining a pristine look. Like all Guinea breeds, the Royal Purple Guinea is a great forager and will pick up harmful bugs everywhere around the garden or lawn without harming the grass or leaves. Guinea fowl are also alert and noisy when threatened, so they are excellent alarm systems for all your birds.
We can not ship guineas to Hawaii.
Purple Guinea Availability
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.
Doubts Review by Jay
doubts about what we ordered on Royal Purple don’t look like the photo of the adults (Posted on 4/6/2019)
Royal purple guineas Review by Joel Cote-Kanning
I am more than thrilled with these birds. I purchased 10 keets last summer and they arrived in late June of 2017 alive and healthy and one extra to boot. All survived the proceeding summer, fall (surviving foxes, owls, and coyotes), and winter. Unfortunately, this summer I have lost several to the highway near our place, but the remaining 8 have been laying like crazy and I’ve managed to hatch out another 30 keets. They are vigorous, alert, excellent foragers, and seem to pretty much take care of themselves. I will likely be ordering these birds from Cackle Hatchery again to keep adding new blood to my flock. Highly recommended. (Posted on 7/1/2018)
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)
Excellent hatchery Review by Douglas
My order was on time . The birds were all healthy. They calmed down within an hour ,after eating and drinking.The transition from brooder to new coop / run was smooth . (Posted on 7/22/2017)
healthy birds Review by cmk
healthy high quality birds.
we bought guineas , chickens, & ducks from cackle & have been very pleased. (Posted on 7/10/2017)
Beautiful Birds Review by Samantha
Loud and sometimes annoying .. mostly entertaining birds Haha! We got 5 of them and they follow our flock around very well. They are so beautiful in the sunlight! (Posted on 3/15/2017)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Larry December 2015
Liked your youtube video! (Posted on 12/28/2015)