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Guinea

A gold coin issued in the United Kingdom between 1663 and 1816. From 1717 on, its value was fixed by law at 21 shillings, or just over one British pound. After it was withdrawn from circulation, "guinea" remained a slang term for 21 shillings. After decimalization, the term was still used in horse racing and the sale of rams to mean 1.05 pounds.
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There is little or no variation observed in the organisation of interstitial tissue of the guinea fowl from the domestic fowl (GonzalezMoran & Soria-Castro, 2010).
In addition, helmet and head cap color were assessed in guinea fowl, and earlobe color, comb type (normal, rose, and pea comb), feather distribution (normal, naked neck, ptilopody, and crested head) and feather structure (normal, frizzled, and silky feather) and polydactyly were recorded in local chickens.
Recent work describes that seminiferous epithelium and duration of meiosis are same in turkey, chicken and guinea fowl (Noirault et al.
We implemented this analysis in 3 phylogenetically distant species: the guinea fowl, American flamingo, and scarlet ibis.
We investigated field cases of fulminating disease among 5 flocks of guinea fowl in France during 2010 and 2011; in all cases, the birds' clinical signs were limited to severe prostration, a dramatic decrease in water and feed consumption, and a daily death rate of up to 20%.
Then, what's this I see but a couple of guinea fowl bustling towards me, whistling what I take to be a "Go away, why don't you
In recognition of their shipping source, Europeans called guinea fowl "Turkey fowl.
Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks covers everything from chickens and ducks to geese and guinea fowl, and is a pick for any rural or farm-oriented collection, or a home and garden holding where chicks are of interest.
Although "birds" in that part of the South were universally understood to mean quail, technically, the old man hadn't lied when he said Rex was the "finest bird finder in the county"--as long as the birds were guinea fowl and he could see them.
For the most part it was a civilized affair of organized beaters pushing guinea fowl to the end of a crop field where the hunters waited for them to flush.
QI'm keen to try guinea fowl as I hear a lot about it.