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Urist likes guineafowls for their social nature.

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 10

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 40 cm3
Mid: 750 cm3
Max: 1,500 cm3
Food products
Eggs 4-15
Adult at: 1
Max age: 10-15
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 0-2
Fat 0-2

Raw materials

Skull 1
Skin Raw hide (occasional)

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A small ground-dwelling bird. It has a featherless head and eats seeds and insects. It moves about in groups.

Guineafowls are small domestic poultry commonly available to dwarven civilizations. Male guineafowl are called guineacocks, females guineahens; their chicks are called keets.

Being roughly half the size of a common chicken, guineafowl are at the lower limit of butcherable creatures. About half of the fully-grown animals will only produce a skull when slaughtered, no meat, fat or skin. Guineafowl are more useful in egg production, where even though the larger, meatier turkey also produce more eggs, a guineafowl will reach maturity in a single year, meaning offspring will hit full egg-producing stride at a faster rate. Further, it is easy to embark with both or more types of domestic bird if egg production will be critical to your food supply.

Keep in mind that, like with many domestic animals, you're probably going to have a few arrive as the pets of migrants.

Some dwarves like guineafowls for their social nature.

Admired for its social nature.

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