Keet Colors

Trying to decide what color keets you have? Give them time to dry and fluff and just look at the top of their heads. There are three main groups to narrow this ID down, pearled, partially pearled, and solid. Pearled means dots appear over the entire body as your keet matures into an adult guinea. Partially pearled is just that, usually dots on parts of lower wings and flanks. Solid is void of any markings. Remember the head is where to start,  then check the body, belly and wing colors. There is another group that can be found with any color. Pied, which means white feathers varying in different amounts and areas; ranging from a few feathers on the chest to full white chest and wings. Any color can be “pied” with white feathering.


Key to Keet Colors

Upper pictures in each box are older keets feathering  out,  showing pearling or solid colors.. On most, head markings are visible. 

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Head marked with one broad stripe, two smaller on each side

Partially Pearl

Head marked with irregular lines/stripes


Head solid color/no stripes



Brown striped body with darker broad stripe on head, smaller on each side. Notice signs of full pearling. 

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Coral blue

Light blue color body white on wings, face, and belly-notice beginning of partial pearling

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Pure white, sometimes has a black dot on top or back of head.    These birds are not albino and are the only solid white bird that hatches solid white and not yellow.

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Light lavender color with markings same as pearl keets

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Royal Purple

Brown striped body with white on face, wings and belly.  

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Sky blue

Light blue color with white on face and belly ~ white wings indicate  pied  sky blue




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Lite Lavender

Same markings as lavender but a lighter more faded shade. 




Lite Blue



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Strongly resembles pearl keet but a lighter, faded appearance

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Body light shades of brown with white face, wings, and belly  

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Rusty colored body, with white face,  wings and belly

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Buff Dundottes

Very light tan colored body with dark tan broad stripe on head and two smaller on each side. Tan stripes on back. 


Very light, near white with faint blue lines on head and back. 



Dark rust colored body with some white on belly and throat  


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Two darker keets...looking pied brown, pied chocolate

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Left side picture is comparison between lavender (left side) and two coral blue. VERY close except for HEADS. REMEMBER, broad stripe with smaller will be fully pearled while broken will be partial  pearling. 

The keet on the left side also feathers as a pearl guinea.  Another combination that results in pearl feathering is shown on the right side with dark, solid feathering and what looks like a widow's peak

Two pictures on the top right are the darker keets in basket. One has irregular stripes, other has one broad stripe. Both appear to be pied. The light keet in basket is pictured below. Doesn't looked pied but VERY light with partial pearling. 

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Pied Keet Colors

Pied Keets come in all the different colors. Remember the basic head markings and identify the color; then think about the extra white on their chests, parts of wings or full wings, which makes them pied. Pied keets may be harder to ID when very young. As they start to  feather you will notice what is going to stay white on their chests and wings.


Pied Pearl

Basic description and appearance as above mentioned pearl keet ALONG WITH any degree of white on chest, and/or wings.

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Pied Lavender

Basic description and appearance as above pictured lavender keet ALONG WITH any degree of white on chest, and/or wings.

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Pied Brown

Basic description and appearance as above pictured brown keet ALONG WITH any degree of white on chest, and/or wings. 

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The keet on left side is pied lavender. Compared to keet on right side that is lavender without the white pied markings. 

Pied Brown? Time will tell. 

OK they are


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                These first three pied varieties will be fully pearled when mature.


Pied Chocolate

Basic description and appearance as above Chocolate keet ALONG WITH any degree of white on chest, and/or wings.

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Pied Royal Purple

Basic description and appearance as above Royal Purple  keet ALONG WITH any degree of white on chest, and/or wings.  Keets in lower left picture are all royal purple. Right side, with more white is Pied Royal Purple.

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Pied Coral Blue

Basic description and appearance as above Coral Blue keet ALONG WITH any degree of white on chest, and/or wings. 






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These three colors will be partially pearled when mature just as the non-pied keets.


Pied Sky Blue

Basic description and appearance as above Sky Blue keet ALONG WITH any degree of white on chest, and/or wings.

Pied Powder Blue



Pied Slate



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Two Sky Blue, right side is pied. Notice the complete white wings. 

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In addition to white pied areas, these colors will be solid/no dots or pearling, when mature. 

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