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hi ive been flying birds or prey for ten year and I had a female harris I had for many years.and then got myself a female gos this is a andy hunter breed bird and only this year bird ive only took 60

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Well today the big girl was 2lb 9 1/2oz and took out the pup to do some cover work and he marked a set of winds and flushed out six partridge and she took off like a rocket and then the flight went ov

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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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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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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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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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