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Kingdom :AnimaliaPhylum :ChordataClass :AvesOrder : Galliformes Family : NumididaeGenus Species  : Guttera  pucherani Common Name : Vulturine guinea fowl
Juvenile pairs: $600
Keets (DNA Sexed) : $235 each

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BREED DETAILS- CRESTED GUINEA FOWL (Guttera pucherani ) 
It has a total length of approximately 50 cm (20 in) and weighs 721–1,543 g (1.590–3.402 lb) The plumage is overall blackish with dense white spots. It has a distinctive black crest on the top of its head, the form of which varies from small curly feathers to down depending upon subspecies, and which easily separates it from all other species of guineafowl, except the plumed guineafowl. The names "crested" and "plumed" are often misapplied across the species. It is found in open forest, woodland and forest-savanna mosaics in Sub-Saharan Africa. Its plumage is dark gray to black with whitish spots. Its most recognizable feature is the mop-like crest of black feathers on its head. The rest of the head and neck are bare, with red skin around the eyes and bluish skin elsewhere. The guinea fowl is able to co-exist with chickens, but you should pay attention to the male guinea fowl. Why? Because they can become very territorial and will run off any roosters in your flock. Then, if you decide to keep only guinea fowl, it’s better for you to provide them 2-3 square foot space per bird. This bird likes to be free-ranged. The female usually lay three to four eggs in the nest, which are then incubated for 25 to 28 days. When they young guineas hatch, both parents start feeding them. Then, in 15 until 20 days, the young guineas (usually called keets) can already fly. The birds will return to the larger flocks when the keets are mature enough to fend for themselves