Guinea Fowl belongs to the pheasant family, Phasianidae. Guinea Fowls are long-necked birds with very elegant feathers striped black, white, and blue in the back of the head, a red beak and cromb. The birds are generally a little smaller than a chicken.
The flesh is dark and tastes similar to a mix between a chicken and a pheasant with a mild flavour. It contains half the amount of fat as a chicken so it can dry out when cooking, it’s a real delicacy while roasted or braised. Guinea fowl season runs from September through to February.