These two little feathered creatures followed Maggie up into the yard as she was bringing us the paper yesterday. No they were not afraid of her but acted as if she was a guiding light. After I took Maggie inside for her treats (payment for doing her job), I rushed back outside with camera in hand. I was overjoyed that these little Guineas were still doing their work and riding me of bugs in the yard. The photos are not that great as the little birds have a habit of continual movement. These were much larger than the one's my Pa had so today I pulled up facts on google which were provided by a farmer in Gainsboro, TN., Gail Damerow. Funny as that is very close to where my grandparents ancestors were from. Anyway, these are Helmeted Guineas and must be hybrid because a mature female weights 3 pounds and a mature male weights in at only 4 pounds. Therefore, my memory of smaller birds was correct. I have begged for Guineas and chickens but I have been denied the pleasure of having them because they would be too much work and predators would eat them. NOT Guineas and the free range ones are used to keep pest and bugs out of your area. I knew we never had bugs or ticks growing up and now I know why. GUINEAS. The Kitty Justice is to get some Chemical free bugger. GUINEAS.