National Geographic : 1956 Aug
© National Geographic Society 270 Gabbling Nervously, Polka-dotted Guinea Fowl Flock to a Stream for Water .. . One of the aims of the Weeks African Expedition was to determine the range of two subspecies of Helmeted Guinea Fowl, one of which is the ancestor of the domestic bird. Like weaverbirds (page 277) and Senegal cattle, guinea fowl were probably brought during slavery days to the West Indies, where they still may be found. The barnyard variety, domesticated since Roman times, has red on each wattle.