Pearl Grey Guinea Keets have dark gray plumage speckled with rows of tiny white spots, giving it a beautiful and distinctive appearance. This is the traditional and most common variety of Guinea fowl. These birds are one of the most overlooked allies you can have in your garden, orchard or pasture for their helpfulness in reducing the insect population, including ticks. Lively and alert, Pearl Grey Guinea Keets will let you know when something is amiss in their territory, and they will make a lot of racket. Despite this, they are calm and gentle toward their owners when raised from keets and are known for their unique ornamental value. After the keets have grown past two weeks old, they are one of the hardiest domestic fowl.
Guinea Keets originated in the dry regions of Africa, and were introduced to the United States before the Civil War. The demand for Guinea Hens is increasing as they are becoming known for their tender, lean meat. The breeding stock of Guinea Fowl were imported directly from France. This French Guinea breed is often raised for meat as the birds grow considerably faster than other guinea varieties and are about 2 pounds heavier than the common Guinea Fowl. Their dark meat is demanded by many restaurants.
- Weights: Hens—-3-4 lbs Cocks—–4-5 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Egg Laying and meat; Exhibition
- Color of Eggs: 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
Available All Year
Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on Wednesdays.
15 – Minimum Order from April 1 – Oct. 31
25 – Minimum Order from Nov. 1 – March 31
Guinea Keets Ship Separate from Everything else!
Guineas MUST be ordered in their own order!