I love my guineas. If you don't have guinea fowl and you have a farm, you should get some.
Here they are saying hello to me. They are always happy to greet me and run to me. But they always keep a few feet away from me. There will be no contact with humans...
Guineas cruising by.
We'd had a few nice days lately. I think the birds' hormones have been kicking in - spring is on the way. The males have been chasing each other and trying to be dominant. They've also been dividing up into pairs or small groups and have been going off to be alone. Yeah, spring is coming.
The males stick their wings up and chase each other. Below a light gray male guinea is displaying this behavior.
I believe these are two brothers at the feeding area. These two were called "piebald" color when they were chicks - they used to have some white on them when they were tiny chicks, but it went away. It appears they are actually a pearl gray/royal purple mix. I like the spotted feathers underneath their dark wings. In the background is a pearl gray guinea hen, the spotted one.
The guineas don't mind the two outdoor cats, Brindle and Benjamin. Here's Benji walking by. However, if another cat comes around, the guineas gang up on him and chase him away. They are very protective and don't like changes.
Two guinea hens walking down the road, talking about guinea hen things.
I cannot wait for spring to come to see all the excitement with all the guineas. This is the biggest group that we've had to survive winter. Hopefully we have a good mix of males and females. They will be chasing each other around, will be making nests and hiding their eggs. Maybe even we'll raise some of our own guinea keets - we have never been successful in hatching our own guinea keets before. There's always goals.