The Guinea makes a very good watch dog and will let you know if something different is going on. They are known to be good tick and bug eaters and will let you know if an intruder is around. The origin of the Guinea is the west coast of Africa. Guinea figures are found on buildings built by ancient Egyptians as far back as 2400s B.C. In 400 B.C. the Greeks considered the meat and eggs delicacies.