Heirloom Seeds & Poultry
1878 230th Street, Calamus, IA 52729
2023 Hatch Weeks: June 13, 27; July 11, 25; August 8, 22; September 5, 19. Probably the best indicators of when summer hits is when guineas in natural light and conditions start to lay. They clearly indicated our weird weather of 2022 and never started laying until May 15 a clear month later than usual.
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: The Guinea Farm, 21357 White Pine Lane, New Vienna, IA 52065-9728 Telephone (563) 853-4195. We can highly recommend their stock.
ASSORTED GUINEA KEETS: Keets $4.00 each limit of 10 per order this year to go in with a few chickens. MOSTLY LAVENDER UNTIL WE GET OUR NEW BUILDINGS ERECTED OUR GUINEA SELECTION WILL BE VERY LIMITED. Last thing the roving raccoons did in 2021 was destroy the window wire on the old guinea building and devour 80% of the breeders in one night. Hope to be back in full production in 2024.
Buff Dundotte- Darker buff color with dots. ( In assortments only)
Brown - Dark cocoa with dots. The brown guineas seem to carry very low fertility despite laying large numbers of eggs. Availability is sporadic. Be prepared to wait for these. ( In assortments only)
Lavender- Pale blue with dots. Our hardiest and most productive color pattern
Royal Purple- Dark purple, no dots other than a few on the underside. ( In assortments only)