Just been checking some crested guineafowl in Mkhuze and they reminded me of an SAOA Natal Branch meeting we had in our waiting room in Musgrave Centre, way back in the early eighties.
Ballin had just had a stylish haircut and waltzed in with his new “do”.
I said to Geoff Kay “crested guineafowl” and Kay took one look and said “Gallinus Ballinus” – and that’s exactly what he looked like:
I see now this guinea is actually Guttera pucherani. The domestic chicken is Gallus gallus domesticus.
Here are the stunning Gallus ancestors of the domestic chicken in the wild: