View Full Version : Moult Update- a few pics

Falcon Boy
07-15-2008, 11:58 AM
Little update- 2 tail feathers and 2 primaries left, lost a lot of body feathers the past week or so. Here are some updated pictures-




Goose says - " OUTTA MY MEWS B****!"


07-15-2008, 02:02 PM
You made reference to the fact his moult looks different than it should? How should he look?

Falcon Boy
07-15-2008, 02:47 PM
All the other gyr/sakers i've seen out of a silver parent, or anything but a black gyr parent, have had grey backs instead of the black and peach color that he has.

07-15-2008, 02:54 PM
Ah............well either way, he is a handsome fellaclapp

Falcon Boy
07-15-2008, 03:00 PM
Thanks, i don't care what he looks like really it just took me by surprise.

07-15-2008, 03:08 PM
He looks geat. I like that light color. You and Chuck did a nice job on the mew too. CO rabbits are in for it this year.

07-15-2008, 03:21 PM
Good luck. I've seen the goose videos. I have a female gyr/saker. Like you, I plan on hawking anything that is silly enough to get up and run or fly in our presence. I don't have to many bunnies here, but I got jacks o plenty. Maybe we will knock some out like goose. Keep at it. tony

Falcon Boy
07-15-2008, 05:19 PM
I hope to get goose on jacks this year. A lot of people will tell you it can't happen without sighthounds....don't listen to them. Any pics of your hen?

07-15-2008, 05:44 PM
I purchased my first apple computer in 1987. I still have no idea how to post or download photos. I am a total idiot on these thngs. I will see if my boys can help me. She looks alot like yous I love the pinkish colors. tony

Falcon Boy
08-09-2008, 01:00 AM
alrighty, i've started exercising gooser as of yesterday, can't wait to start hunting sept 1! here is a recent pic, we have 2 tail feathers left to drop and 2 secondaries on each wing, plus body feathers.


08-09-2008, 02:12 AM
He looks great Noah. Look at the contrast in new body feathers!! Cool. Can't wait to read the next hunting log. How is his personality??

Falcon Boy
08-09-2008, 02:17 AM
He's his normal self, minus noise. Quiet a big majority of the time and just waiting to start the season

08-09-2008, 10:16 AM
Looks great Noah. Mine is pretty dark.

Falcon Boy
08-09-2008, 02:54 PM
Can you post a picture of her?

08-09-2008, 08:09 PM
Looks great Noah.

08-10-2008, 04:52 PM
Here she is. One tail feather left to drop. Dropped the other side yesterday, so it should be out in a day or so. I expected more body feathers to be out, but she still has some growing time.

I am a little pissed that she has a small sore on her right leg above her anklet. No idea where it came from. I am going to make her a new narrower set of anklets, and probably free loft her for a while to get it cleared up. I have been watching it for a few days, but today it looks noticably more red and larger.


08-10-2008, 10:56 PM
She is very pretty Andy! Her tail feathers are neat lookin'!clapp

08-11-2008, 09:19 AM
Thanks Wes.

Falcon Boy
08-15-2008, 05:57 PM
Goose dropped his last two tail feathers today, which means only two secondaries left!

Falcon Boy
08-18-2008, 11:11 PM
Well here's a few pics from the CHC picnic a friend took, where it rained most the day, hence why goose is wet.





08-19-2008, 09:32 AM
Looks great Noah. Would you mind showing us your leash and jess setup? Looks like you have a jess extender, but it also looks like the jesses are shrink wrapped together at the bottom? I am not sure. I was considering something like that for the moult to prevent the birds legs from going around the block. Thanks!

Falcon Boy
08-19-2008, 02:28 PM
I don't have a camera at the moment, i will try and borrow my friends later today if i remember. The jesses are bullet jesses that were made by jfseaman. They are a few years old but still are rock solid. I like bullet jesses because they are easy to use and i never fly with jesses in. I've used this pair on redtails, a redshoulder, and goose, all without issue.

The leash is the first leash i've ever bought. It was from AZFalconry supply [no longer has a website]. It's just a leash with a barrel swivel, then a leash extender on the other side. To be honest, this is the most reliable setup i've used so far, and it's super quick and super easy to use.

Personally i really doubted the barrel swivel, as i am a huge fan of the english d-style swivel, but after using this one for about a year without issue, i see they have their place in falconry.

Falcon Boy
08-20-2008, 09:45 PM
as promised


Eagle Owl
08-20-2008, 11:08 PM
He is looking good, Noah!!! Can't wait for the jack hawking stories!!!!:D

08-25-2008, 01:27 AM
as promised

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/apprenticefalconry/leash.jpgGeez those are OLD!

I'm still using a set I made before those. Now on one of my imprint lanners.

08-25-2008, 10:08 AM
Nice looking bird Noah! tony

08-25-2008, 03:29 PM
Thanks Noah. I like how they are connected a little way up above the swivel. Somehow my bird strattled the 8" perch with the rather short jesses that I use. Not sure how that happened, but it did. Thanks for taking the time to post a picture. I might just look into getting some like that. Thanks again.

09-07-2008, 09:35 AM
I began working wih both of my birds again this weekend. It is a very early start for me. Seems I am always getting going in late October for some reason. Yesterday it was 100+ degrees, maybe that is it. Gyr/saker flew across the yard and hasn't missed s beat. Gyr/Peregrine will take a little longer. I really like the subtle colors on top of her head. Here is the gyr/saker: