Updated on February 24, 2013.
Hatch Weeks: June 4, 18, 25; July 9, 23; August 6, 20; September 3, 17; October 1, 22.
Please note that we do not have any guinea hatches during the months of March, April and May!
Availability: We are not set up to offer large quantities of any particular color variety of guinea. For those who want large numbers of a particular color variety, please contact: Ralph Winter, 21357 White Pine Lane, New Vienna, IA 52065-9728 Telephone: (563) 853-4195. We can highly recommend his stock.
Order limits: The number in parenthesis after a breed is the maximum number of that breed that is available from any one hatch. You may order fewer than that number if you would like. If you would like more than that number of that particular breed, you must order enough birds for two (or more) separate shipments from two (or more) separate hatch dates.
PLEASE REMEMBER ALL DAY-OLD POULTRY IS SOLD AS STRAIGHT RUN ONLY. WE DO NOT SEX ANY OF THE DAY-OLDS. Since we do not sell sexed chicks, we have no control over what you receive as far as a male-female ratio. Ideally, it is supposed to be a 50-50 split, but anyone who has been in poultry knows it can vary from that.
PLEASE NOTE MINIMUM NUMBER OF BIRDS REQUIREMENT BEFORE ORDERING!
You MUST order the equivalent of 25 chicks/guineas per order. You may mix chicks and guineas in the box to accomplish this total number. This is required because the chicks/guineas will not stay warm enough to arrive alive at your Post Office if there are too few chicks/guineas in the box. There are some hatcheries, etc. who are shipping as few as three chicks in a box. We do not know how they are doing this or if it works. The only option that we have to keep the chicks/guineas warm enough to ship is by the body heat of the chicks/guineas. Please do not ask us to ship less than this minimum requirement.
Assorted Guinea Keets
Assorted Guinea Keets: Keets $3.00 each or 25 for $70.00. (25) GUINEAS ARE AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENTS ONLY FOR 2013. WE WILL TRY TO INCLUDE A NICE ASSORTMENT IN EACH ORDER. (SOLD OUT THROUGH 7/9/13)
Buff Dundotte: Darker buff color with dots.
Brown: Dark cocoa with dots. The brown guineas seem to carry very low fertility despite laying large numbers of eggs. Availability is sporadic.
Chocolate: Dark brown with no dots.
Coral Blue: Beautiful pale soft blue, no dots.
Lavender: Pale blue with dots.
Pearl: This is the color pattern everyone thinks of when speaking of guineas, dark steel grey with white dots.
Pied: A pretty pattern of basically white-chested birds with colored bodies.
Royal Purple: Dark purple, no dots other than a few on the underside.
Slate: Slate gray with a reddish tint, day olds are a very attractive reddish color.