A domestic guinea hen lays seasonally, just as her wild cousins do.
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Of the seven species of guinea fowl, the "helmeted pearl" is by far the most common. It has a white, featherless face, bright red wattles, and gray polka-dotted feathers.
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Because guineas prefer freedom to regimentation, they have not been commercially exploited and "improved" as have chickens and turkeys.
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