Story: Poultry industry

Guinea fowl (3rd of 5)

Guinea fowl

Originally from West Africa, a number of guinea fowls were released by the Canterbury Acclimatisation Society in the 1860s. Although some wild flocks have developed, most are domesticated. Their meat is considered to have more flavour than chicken.

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Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, 'Poultry industry - Poultry meat farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, published 24 Nov 2008