Guinea Fowl Colors

 (Numida meleagris)

21 color varieties varying from fully pearled, partially pearled, to solid

Three colors* are recognized in the Standard of Perfection  for showing guinea fowl

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Fully Pearled Partially Pearled  Solid 
Pearl Gray*

Original color of guineas. Dark gray background with white pearling on entire body. 

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Very dark color with purplish look in the sun. Pearling on lower wings and flanks. 

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Solid white color. 



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Large white dots or pearling is quite bold with dark brown areas mixed with light tan color on body. 

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 Similar to Brown displaying less pearling. Brown color in more patches. 

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Dark solid color. Sun brings out the violet sheen. Similar to Royal Purple without pearling.

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A steel gray or lavender color with pearling over entire body as in Pearl.

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A solid steel gray color with cream highlights over shoulders/ back. 

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Pied Pearl 

This is usual color of Pied sold by hatcheries. 

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Coral Blue

Soft blue color with air brushed blue around edges of feathers. 

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Same soft blue color as Coral Blue without any pearling. 

Buff Dundotte

Soft  light beige color with pearling through out

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Near white color with faint pearling on wings and flanks. 

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This is a variance of Lavender, very pale pastel blue with white pearling over most of body

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Very near color of Royal Purple but displaying  bronze color on wings and neck. 

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