Guinea Farm History

Established in 1986 with just a couple hundred guineas in six (6) colors, Guinea Farm now offers more than 3,000 breeder guineas in thirty-one (31) colors. [Guinea Farm is the largest fancy color guinea hatchery in the USA and … maybe … the world.]


GUINEA FARM :: 21363 White Pine Lane | New Vienna, IA 52065-9728
Ralph Winter, Owner | 563.853.4195 | rwinter@guineafarm.com


Ralph-and-Sandy-Winter-320x170-WRalph and Sandy Winter

A true team effort, Ralph and Sandy Winter work together to run the Guinea Farm operation. When you call about an order, you’ll often find that Sandy answers the call and your questions. 


Large-capacity incubator


Guinea Farm operates using state-of-the-art incubators with a capacity of 55,000 eggs. These large-capacity incubators permit large-scale production and, in addition, have proved to be a great enhancement to our business and our level of customer service. (See one of the incubators at right.)


New colors in development

New colors we are currently working on: Pinto, Copper, Almond, Smokey, Ice Blue, Silver Dun, and Oatmeal.


Our goal

Our goal is to breed every color of domestic guinea fowl. With that in mind, we are always looking for new colors to:

  • expand their numbers, and
  • preserve these colors forever.

We are especially looking for:

  • red guineas,
  • solid black guineas, and
  • true buff guineas.

Do you have  — or do you know anyone who has — any of these colors? Or a new color that we don’t have listed? Please contact us.


Credentials, Licensing and Memberships

Iowa Licensed Hatchery
Guinea Farm Licensing and MembershipsCertified U.S. Pullorum – Typhoid Clean
National Poultry Improvement Plan | NPIP
Iowa Poultry Association
Wisconsin Bird & Game Breeders Association
Illinois Game & Pet Breeders Society
American Pheasant & Waterfowl Society
Iowa Llama Association
Guinea Fowl Breeders Association | GFBA


Rock-Garden-WOther birds and animals at Guinea Farm

In addition to guinea fowl and peafowl, a menagerie of other beautiful and exotic birds and animals can be found residing at Guinea Farm. They include: alpacas, blackneck swans, golden pheasant, llamas, Mandarin ducks, miniature horses, pygmy goats, Shetland sheep.

There’s also a colorful and interesting rock garden (image at right).