Guinea Fowl Gender Identification

It is very difficult to identify the male and female guinea fowl birds. This picture shows the male on the left and the female on the right. From this picture you can see that the male has a larger helmet and wattles than the female.

Male And Female Guinea Fowl
Male And Female Guinea Fowl

Female Guinea Fowl .V. Male Guinea Fowl

Females hang lower to the ground .V. Males have more upright posture.

Females have smaller wattles .V. Males have longer, larger cupped wattles.

Females make 1 and 2 syllable calls .V. Males only make 1 syllable call.

Females have smaller helmets .V. Males have larger helmets.

Go to Video gallery to watch a video clip of a female guinea fowl and hear her call.