• The Guineafowl

    16 days ago - By Ornithology

    My expertise is that of wild birds. I know little about the care and keeping of caged birds and even less about poultry. Nonetheless, I regularly receive questions about breeding cockatiels, training conures, or the reproduction of barnyard ducks. The other day someone asked me if a guineafowl could mate with a chicken. Since these birds are in different families, that's not at all likely, but what do I know?
    Guineafowl are birds of the family Numididae of the order Galliformes. Six species are endemic to Africa and rank among the oldest of the gallinaceous birds. The common name comes the...
    Read more ...