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Ticks, Lyme Disease and Guinea Fowl

Keeping Guineas as Pets

Three guinea fowl are standing in patchy grass looking in different directions next to a cedar cat house.

The best way to tell the sex of a guinea fowl is by the sound they make. The males make a one-syllable sound like "Chi-Chi, Chi-Chi." The females make a two-syllable sound, as in "Buck Wheat, Buck Wheat." The males have larger wattles than the females, and a larger helmet.

Guinea Organizations

GFIA = Guinea Fowl International Association

GFBA = Guinea Fowl Breeders Association