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#79902 - 04/02/09 09:15 AM Most Eggs Per Year--Guineas
Seedy Seeds Offline
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Registered: 08/29/05
Posts: 240
Loc: Massachusetts
What is the breed or strain that produces the most eggs per hen? Is anyone working on breeding for increased egg production in guineas? What is the largest meat guinea? Are French guineas available in the USA?

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#79903 - 04/20/09 06:15 AM Re: Most Eggs Per Year--Guineas
Big Boy Offline
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Registered: 07/17/02
Posts: 845
Loc: Kansas
French guineas are available from Metzer Farms in California and they would be the largest commonly available guinea. The most documented eggs that we've gotten was from a Coral Blue guinea-hen that was part of a pair in a pen and we collected 122 eggs from that pen 3 years ago, in one year, starting in May and into September.

Paul
Beautility Farms
Kansas Zone 5B

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#79904 - 05/05/09 08:20 AM Re: Most Eggs Per Year--Guineas
Marvin Offline
Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 11/23/06
Posts: 1991
Loc: Nicaragua
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Originally posted by seedyseeds:
What is the breed or strain that produces the most eggs per hen? Is anyone working on breeding for increased egg production in guineas? What is the largest meat guinea? Are French guineas available in the USA?
that is one good idea...think about it, if we have thise layer breeds that come close to production type leghorns and mated to them??think about Hybrid vigor


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Originally posted by BigBoy:
The most documented eggs that we've gotten was from a Coral Blue guinea-hen that was part of a pair in a pen and we collected 122.
wow way more than silkies and other breeds laugh

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