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Old 16-03-2012, 06:37 PM
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Good evening,

I will be looking to secure a female saker this year.
My intention is to set her up for demos with the possability of clearance work once she is bombproof and confident. I have flown a sakeret(altai) of which was first class as a lure bird. My reasons for choosing a female is that i will require a bird that will not be put off around gulls/rooks etc. My question is, there seems to be choice in saker i,e Altai,Hendersoni,millivipies. What are your preferences?
What flying weights are your girls reaching?
Colour variations? and performance on the wing

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Old 16-03-2012, 08:10 PM
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I would stick with the sakerets for demo work, although maybe it depends on how far you want them to range. My older sakeret flies at about 740g and the one I've just taken on is starting out at about 690g.

Certainly the older one takes no notice of rooks or crows. Flies pretty tight and entertains the crowd with low fly overs and that sort of thing.

Why do you want a female?
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Old 16-03-2012, 08:34 PM
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My reasons for choosing a female is that i will require a bird that will not be put off around gulls/rooks etc.
For the reasons he already mentions and fair point
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Old 16-03-2012, 08:55 PM
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Default Re: Saker variations

A couple of Sakers i bred,both out the same clutch.....
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Old 16-03-2012, 09:51 PM
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My female I imprinted last year. Is actually a lot lighter than the pictures show.
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Old 17-03-2012, 12:52 PM
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Or lighter yet...

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Old 17-03-2012, 03:02 PM
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Any sakeret hunting over the 700g mark is a big boy. For larger gulls a female is definately the way to go. I don't believe subspecies is as impotant as is training and the individual birds temperament.

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Or lighter yet...

Being a big fan of sakers, and preferring the dark ones, I have to admit that is a spectacular girl!
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Old 17-03-2012, 07:42 PM
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Good evening,

I will be looking to secure a female saker this year.
My intention is to set her up for demos with the possability of clearance work once she is bombproof and confident. I have flown a sakeret(altai) of which was first class as a lure bird. My reasons for choosing a female is that i will require a bird that will not be put off around gulls/rooks etc. My question is, there seems to be choice in saker i,e Altai,Hendersoni,millivipies. What are your preferences?
What flying weights are your girls reaching?
Colour variations? and performance on the wing

ATB
Paul
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For the reasons he already mentions and fair point

Sorry, missed the 'clearance work' bit.
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Old 20-03-2012, 11:21 PM
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For the work you outlined, Jannes's answer is right, subspecies matters little, look for a well bred and good natured bird.

That said, Altai temperament and high prices will not suit your task. From what I've seen, there are very few genuine Altai's in the UK.

Good luck in your endeavour and keep us posted on your progress.
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Old 21-03-2012, 07:18 AM
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Or lighter yet...

and like this too

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