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#301 sean goshawk

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 08:22 pm

I have a male Gos on order for next year,had this season off from flying a hawk, but really looking forward to flying a Gos.


I've only flown females as this will be my first male so fingers crossed there be a male and hope this one stay alive or lll pack it in for good.
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Posted 19 December 2016 - 05:53 pm

I have decided to go for a male 3/4 Finnish 1/4 Albidus should fly around the 2lb mark, I love the absolute blistering acceleration of the males, and I have no interest in catching hares, so I am thinking a big male should have everything I need, to catch all quarry, and at that kind of weight, should have some power too, good luck with yours mate.



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Posted 19 December 2016 - 10:54 pm

Yeah I'm going pure Finnish this time as my female was 3/4 Finnish 1/4 German and was a good lump.and I think a good size of male would take a hare.

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 03:11 pm

Yep you may well be right mate, although would get a fair rodeo ride I guess :yes: dont get me wrong if the bird gets onto a hare then fair play, I just dont actively seek them out,and I will be doing a fair amount of lamping with mine, so should be deadly on rabbits.



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Posted 22 December 2016 - 12:27 pm

I'll play a game of Russian roulette with my male and see if he'll take one.I mite just try for a few rabbits to get him entered on them and try to do more bird work with him as rabbit number are down here with the summer hunters .

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 07:31 pm

Well got this girl to have a go at for this season 2015 imp female spar .

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 07:34 pm

And received this pic of the big girl all done by a taxidermist in France .

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 07:44 pm

And received this pic of the big girl all done by a taxidermist in France .


Looks like a nice job done...

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 08:54 pm

He done a good job on her and glad she in France as I've enough memory of what happened that day

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 12:45 pm

Well after four breeders later I've finally got myself a male goshawk he's only 44days old brancher and sitting at 1lb 12 1/4 oz.

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 04:49 pm

looking forward to reading all your progress reports.

 

that female spar looks a fair size .. keep us posted please.



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 05:55 pm

Well after four breeders later I've finally got myself a male goshawk he's only 44days old brancher and sitting at 1lb 12 1/4 oz.

Good luck with him keep us posted on his progress. The brancher is something that I fancy doing in the future. There is a bloke in Ireland that flies a male that he reared from a brancher he does very well with him. He's apparently a very well mannered hawk.

Keep me posted!


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 06:20 pm

Can somebody tell us idiots what a brancher is an how its different from other ones?

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 06:34 pm

Can somebody tell us idiots what a brancher is an how its different from other ones?

A 'brancher' is quite literally the time a hawk is likely to venture out of the nest onto the branchers.......Maybe 5-6 weeks roughly for a goshawk.
Traditionally we wait longer to pick up a parent reared Goshawk, 8-10 weeks, which is after hard penning (all the blood leaving the new feathers), unless of course the bird is to be imprinted.

....but it's not set in stone & some have experimented with the 'brancher' stage, a bit too early to start training straight away, but normally out of the imprint stage, a few weeks of socialising before the serious stuff start.....

That's the best I can do mate

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 06:36 pm

Well after four breeders later I've finally got myself a male goshawk he's only 44days old brancher and sitting at 1lb 12 1/4 oz.

Good luck with him keep us posted on his progress. The brancher is something that I fancy doing in the future. There is a bloke in Ireland that flies a male that he reared from a brancher he does very well with him. He's apparently a very well mannered hawk.
Keep me posted!

I will definitely try it, if I fly another male gos....




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