Gray-mottled guinea-pigs are often called silvery. This guinea fowl came to Europe from the African continent. It happened before our era. Until recently, this was the most popular breed in Russia. Now their number has significantly decreased. We can say that there are about 3000 pieces left in the country. It should be noted that these guinea fowls have excellent properties and taste qualities. It is dietary and very useful. The only negative is not very attractive appearance in the carcass. Because it has a slightly bluish color. Therefore, some prefer to choose white rocks
Spotted guinea fowls are very similar to their African relatives. This bird has a trunk in the shape of an elongated oval in a horizontal position. The individual has a slightly coarse head. It is elongated without a feather cap. Neck part elongated, thin. On the head of the guinea fowl are large earrings, round in shape. The back of the bird is not wide, rather narrow, stretched to the bottom. Also, it has a short tail and well-developed wings. The fenestrail of this breed is of blue color. There are birds with a gray tinge. The neck can be purple. The beak is painted in a gray hue, like the legs. Throughout the body guinea fowl are white specks. This is what determines its name
Female slightly higher in size males. An adult female can reach a weight of 1.6 to 1.8 kg. And at this time the male can weigh from 1.5 to 1.7 kg. Nestlings of ages 2 months have a mass of about 0.7 to 0.8 kg. To get only 1 kg of gain, you need to spend 3-3.5 kg of feed for birds. An adult female can demolish up to 100 eggs in one year. One egg can weigh about 45 grams. The color of the shell can be creamy with dark impregnations. It is strong enough and thick. In addition, the size of eggs is slightly smaller than that of chickens. Out of the total number of eggs, only 50% can be fertilized. Hatching chicks survive in 90-100% of cases. Sexual maturation in guinea fowl occurs at the age of 8 months
To increase the egg lay of the bird there are several secrets. You just need to increase the light day to the birds. That is, in the poultry house it is necessary to leave the lighting on for up to 16 hours a day. Heat is also needed. It is necessary to ensure a constant temperature of about 15 degrees. At the same guinea fowl can demolish almost twice as many eggs.
Gray-speckled breed of guinea fowl