Known for their fast growth rate and tender, lean meat, our French Guinea Keets are a popular choice for free range farmers, restaurants and others seeking a hearty meat producing bird.
The breeding stock for our French Guineas is imported from France. Full-grown Guinea Hens are often noted for their protective personalities and ornamental appearance. French Guineas are also helpful at keeping insects at bay, particularly ticks, so they are perfect for farm environments and backyard growers as well.
After French Guinea Keets reach 2 weeks of age, they are among the most hardy, domestic birds available.
A domesticated bird
Guinea fowl, also known as African pheasant used to be a wild bird; it is now mostly farm-raised. With striking white spots on its gray feathers, a mature Guinea will be similar in size to a pheasant, slightly smaller than a chicken.
All Guinea Keets come from the highest grade French breeding stock to ensure a consistently top quality bird. We don’t use steroids, antibiotics or growth hormones. Feed is carefully selected to meet the specific requirements of this breed.
Very lean, tender and flavorful
Guinea fowl meat is white like chicken but its taste is more reminiscent of pheasant, without excessive gamey flavor. They offer exceptionally high yields -a 50/50 ratio between meat and carcass: these are moist and meaty birds! They are also substantially leaner than chicken. Chefs and home cooks seek them out because of their marvelous flavor; in restaurants, they are often chosen over pheasants because they have fewer tendons in the leg and thigh, making this part of the bird more versatile and cost effective.
Easy to cook, easy to enjoy
Nothing could be simpler than preparing a Guinea: just substitute Guineas for chicken in your favorite recipes! Of course, European cooks and American chefs have developed many delicious recipes that really showcase the wonderful flavor of the bird.
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