Helmeted Guineafowl

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Helmeted Guineafowl

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Character Data
Japanese Name: ホロホロチョウ
Romanised Name: Horohorochou
First Featured in: Kemono Friends 3
Animal Data
Scientific Name: Numida meleagris
Distribution: Sub-saharan to southern Africa
Diet: Omnivore
Average Lifespan in the Wild: 12 years
Read More: Helmeted guineafowl
Conservation Status: Status iucn3.1 LC.svg.png
Helmeted Guineafowl KF3 Gallery

Helmeted Guineafowl is a type of bird Friend first appeared in Kemono Friends 3.


Helmeted Guineafowl has dark brown eyes with patterned hair; it starts as a crimson and turns to a sky-blue for her bangs, with the black tips at the back of her hair. She has two longer strands of hair on either side of her head that are tied with white bands. Directly under the bands, her hair is a dark blue that gradients into the same red on top of her head. Her "helmet" is mostly cream with a dark brown tip. She sports a red bow on her center bangs. The two wings on the side of her head are black with white polka dots, similar to the real life animal.

Her dress has the signature black and white polka dot pattern for the shirt and sleeves, whereas the belt and skirt are solid black. The skirt itself is very puffy and full with a ruffled trim. Her leggings also have the distinct polka dot pattern. Finally, she has calf-high gray boots with a bow on the top hem.

In Real Life

A Helmeted guineafowl at Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Photo by [1], 2007.
A keet. Photo by Brian Gratwicke from DC, USA - Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris)

The Helmeted Guineafowl is a bird of around 53 to 58 cm (21 to 23 in) with a round body and small head. The plumage ranges from dark gray to black and is "spangled" with white spots. They sport a bald, featherless head with skin hues of reds, blues, and blacks. The head is decorated with a dull yellow or reddish bony knob.

They are a very social species, with flocks reaching up to 25 birds. These particular birds are more terrestrial, and are more like to run than fly when startled. Though they are able to glide for short distances, their bodies are much more suited for running; they are remarkably successful in maintaining dynamic stability over rough terrain at speed.

Guineafowl are particularly well-suited to consuming massive quantities of ticks, which might otherwise spread Lyme disease. Their diet consists of both animal and plant foods, including beetles, corns, tubers, and seeds.


  • Young ones hatched by domesticated Guineafowl are called "keets".
  • Domesticated guinea hens are not the best of mothers, and often abandon their nests.



Journal of Experimental Biology.