In the late eighties the scientists of the Soviet Union brought out a new type of guinea fowl. Later this breed was called the Volga guinea fowl. This bird almost immediately won recognition. It became popular because of its attractive appearance. The bird is faster than others able to gain a large body weight. Also this guinea fowl is more resistant to diseases and viruses. The most common bird in the Republic of Mari El
It is believed that this is the most productive breed among all guinea fowls. It is chosen because of the carcass of a presentable species. The bird has a property to grow rapidly. The guinea fowl does not require careful care and is unpretentious to the habitat. When growing this species as a result of a large amount of useful meat with dietary properties. The only drawback is its egg-laying. According to the number of eggs laid down, it loses priority to other domestic birds. Also, the owners of guinea fowls may have difficulty in determining the sex of the bird
Guinea fowl of the Volga breed has feather color slightly creamy. Sometimes you can meet individuals of pure white or with a few darkish feathers. The legs of this bird are short, dark in color. The glaucoma is quite large, gray in color. Neck short and slightly narrow. There are no feathers on my head. An adult guinea hen can have a body weight of 2.2 kg, and sometimes more. The average bird weighs about 1.8 kg. For one season the female can demolish approximately 100 eggs, at best 120 pieces
The bird of the Volga guinea fowl is a light shade that makes it on the market more attractive. On the upper part of the neck, the bird has relatively little feather cover. It has a beak in its color. The guinea fowl has a shape resembling an oval. The bird’s tail is always tilted down. Neck extended upwards
This breed of birds is well developed immunity to various diseases. Often they do not get sick of the same diseases as chickens or geese. The size of the eggs in Volga Guinea fowl is small, about the same as that of other domestic birds. But they are smaller than chicken. The color of the eggs is dark, and its mass is approximately 43 g. The shell is very strong. There are many pores in it, from which the eggs are stored longer. From one brood, 66-68% of chicks survive mainly
In the meat of this bird is fat less than 1%. It is as nutritious as chicken. The guinea fowl contains approximately 27% protein. So, athletes can freely include it in their diet.
The Volga breed of guinea fowl