Origins Of The Guinea Fowl

 Domesticated Guinea Fowl

  • Wild guinea fowl originate from Africa.
  • Their name derives from the place called Guinea on Africa’s West coast.
  • There are many species and subspecies of guinea fowl that are currently recognised.
  • Domestic guinea fowl are descended from one of the wild species (Numida Meleagris).
  • Guinea fowl were domesticated thousands of years ago.
  • These birds were raised for their meat by the Ancient Greeks and Romans.

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