Guineas originate in Africa and are excellent foragers. After starting they grow and thrive on bugs (they love ticks), insects and weed seeds. Guineas are also great watchdogs as they call out at the approach of any strangers. Their meat is all dark and highly prized by many restaurants. All of our Pearl Guinea eggs are from breeding stock imported from Grimaud Freres of France and have been bred for excellent growth rate and feed conversion. As this strain has been bred for meat production, not all birds feather out with the pearl coloration. Some are lighter and some are darker. Game bird or turkey feed should be used for the rearing of guineas.