Ivory Guinea Keets - One week olds
Ivory/lavender guinea keets – this wonderful addition to the flock contains the genes of both chocolate and lavender.
This pen contains ten hens and two split chocolate males. The progeny will contain both chocolate and lavender genetic values.
The other cage contains silver, ivory and lavender white winged birds.
These are mixed in with the ivory until they can be identified as lavender or ivory.
So the genetic mixing cross is chocolate x lavender resulting in the head skin colour and head feathers being beige in colour.
This bird also carries genes for further experimentation on breeding new colours in Oz.
The keets are from one week old onwards, very bright and alert and ready to go.
Home delivery is possible if you live within 50kms from my place. If you are willing to meet me half way then so am I. ( minimum 6 birds)
Caring for guinea keets is pretty easy once you get all the elements that go towards a healthy keet in place.
- Make sure the heat plate of brooder box is heated and ready to accept the keets. Ensure the floor is not slippery and rough in texture.
- Place a small water bowl in the run and change twice a day at least. When I deliver the keets to the brooder box for the first time I dip each keets beak into the water before I let them go. I then place the keet under the brooder plate and allow the bird to acclimatise to the new temperature differential.
- I finely cut lettuce and teamed egg as their first food source for the first 24 hours. The next day I introduce fine seed (canary, finch or budgerigar) mixed with turkey mash. During the training weeks, say at 3-4 weeks old, I introduce wheat and poultry mix, 90%/10% respectively.
- During the forth to sixth weeks they are becoming young teenagers, full of life and will eat whatever moves. At this stage the keets will need an open run to forage and dust bath in.