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    Default Hood blocks w/ patterns for sale.

    Tait blocks from Mike's Falconry w/ master copy of the pattern. $40/ shipped lower 48 (save $5 plus shipping off new price from Mike's).

    Size 22 - female gyrfalcon, small Western female red-tail.

    Based on experience with the Tait blocks and pattern, a hood using this pattern/block will fit a western female redtail or small-ish eastern female redtail (think birds in the 1200 gram range, give or take). Can't speak to its fit on a gyr.

    Size 7 - male coopers hawk, small male merlin/peregrine.

    A hood I made on this block block fit a female coopers hawk a friend flew this past year perfectly. I suspect the pattern/block will actually fit a female aplomado rather well, as well. Cant speak to a perlin.


    These are sizes I dont forsee ever needing for myself again.

    The commercially-made Tait hoods are smaller and flatter than hoods made with the patterns that come with the blocks. My experience is that your bird will actually wear a size or even 2 smaller than the sizing chart. For instance, the Mike's chart lists size 17 for large female prairie, I found a 16 fit FAR better (on a 900g+ trap weight bird). On the female peregrine I currently have, a slightly enlarged 16 I made fits her wonderfully where the commercially-made 17 she came with was too small. A friend's redtail that flew around 1250g wore a 22 I made on the above block a few years back. Anyway, convo for another time...

    Mike

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    Oh, and if you want them both I'll knock $5 off the combined cost.

    Mike

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    Size 7 block/pattern is spoken for (pending funds).

    Mike

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    Size 7 is gone.

    For the Size 22, I have both the old and new Tait patterns. The one is the shallower pattern with a smaller neck opening and will probably fit the birds Mike's said it will (small western female redtail and Id guess it would fit the eastern 'Tweener' redtails, as well -- birds in the 1000g+ range). The other pattern will fit a female redtail in the mid 1200's as I said -- it is noticeably larger with a larger neck opening and a hood I made with the pattern and block has been used on a bird with a hunting weight in the mid-1200s.

    Mike

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    Price reduction on the 22 -- $35 shipped.

    Mike

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    22 is sold.

    Mike

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