Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Guinea Fowl

I love Guinea Fowl's speckled feathers and always think they look quite exotic, as you would expect for a species that originated in Africa. Of course these are a domesticated variety, which can come in a large range of colours (approximately 21) but all I can guess about these two are they are what is called 'fully pearled', that is white dots all over. The owner of the Guinea Fowl was obviously a hen lover as there were various other species clucking around but I only had eyes for these two.
When I returned on the path past the house this one was perched on the window sill -  master, or mistress, of all it surveyed.  Maybe it gets treats from the whoever comes out of the door otherwise they are happy with grass and insects. Baby Guinea Fowl are called keets, and are a cute stripy headed bundle of feathers alas there were none here for me to drool over so for fluffy cuteness I will have to
turn to the goslings in my local park, unconcerned about my proximity as they
enjoyed their time lazing on the grass although
mother goose was rather more keen on them getting on with their meal.

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at G here
 

6 comments:

Murthy K v v s said...

Great pics.

Melody Steenkamp said...

I love birds in general, these ones to, I often see them in my favorite zoo

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Photo Cache said...

Guinea fowls are so cute.

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photowannabe said...

Great photos. I love the feathery little Guys.

carol l mckenna said...

All wonderful photos of the guinea fowls and ducks ~ Love the one of the window !

Wishing you a happy week ~ ^_^

Roger Owen Green said...

they could almost blend in with the building

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